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Tailgate theft....How to prevent it....

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    pittim

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    I too want to know how the first gens come off. Mine appears to be bolted down on both sides...and I cant really find any place to put the clamp around...
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    I clamped my tailgate today.:D
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    ME TOO!!!

    Just got done doing it 5 mins ago. While I was buying the clamps at Wal~Mart I was thinking how ironic it would be if my gate was stolen while I was buying the clamps. Luckily it was still there when I was done shopping, and now it should be there for a long time to come. I may put a little JB Weld on the clamp for added security becaus I can see no reason why I will ever take the gate off personally.

    Side note, I picked up a set of Hella 500FF's while I was at Wal~Mart too. Can't wait to get those bad boys installed.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you truck is ever hit, and the body shop needs to remove the tailgate, JB Weld will make it more difficult. With the keyed clamp, it should be fine. Like I said earlier, I have never had one stolen. :)
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    My brother in law went deep into the desert on the Nevada side and made his way to the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago. At one point he got so stuck that he had to wedge his tailgate under one of his rear tires to get it our of a hole... JB weld on his tailgate would have screwed him... Never think you will ever remove your tailgate.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    chris you are the man, i never knew it came off that fast i went outside and tried it myself and damn, will be picking up the hose clamps tomoro! :)
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    I just used the same tailgate clamps to secure it on and I don't know how the hell you removed the key. The ones I got, the keys don't seem to want to come off. I tugged and twisted, eventually the key broke off and I cut my hand. Either way its on there, I just need pliers to remove it now.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    Hahaha, yeah my key was pretty tight too; but not that tight.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Looks like I might have to make an edit.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    did mine yesterday. easy as pie. I put one on my dads f250 too
     
  11. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    What are you putting the clamp around?
     
  12. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    Put it around the passenger side tailgate hinge.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    look at my post, #92... i took a close-up pic
     
  14. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    they are bolted in;)

    Ill try to do a smiliar vid of the first gens, as chris4x4 did.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    What keeps someone with a screwdriver or another key from taking the clamp off?
     
  16. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Purchased the "E-Z clamps" from Wally World last night and installed them in about a minute. One less thing that I have to worry about.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    If they have the right tools, nothing will stop anyone from takeing anything. Its a deterant. Theives are parannoid, and dont want to take much time in takeing something (for the most part). If they encounter something that they havent planned for, they most often, abort the theft attempt and go aftter someone elses rig. Its basically, "an ounce of prevention", and some peice of mind. And, like I said, I have never had a tailgate stolen.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    kinda like locking your doors:eek:

    I always lock my doors. Trust no one but myself(even sometimes i dont since my keyfob is screwy) LOL
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    Yepo!
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Thanks for the up date Chris, it slows them down & it's something they didn't think they would encounter. I understand, i just needed a clarification. I'm a new 1st time Tacoma owner & with the 09's having the camera it makes replacing the tailgate even more expensive to replace.
     
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