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Tailgate Thefts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Mat-taco06, May 21, 2008.

  1. May 21, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    Mat-taco06

    Mat-taco06 [OP] 2006 Double cab TRD Sprot

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    My friend just told me the other day about people steeling truck tailgates and selling them for like $200.00. I went on line and did some search but it seem to be more of Ford trucks that are being target it, I was just if anyone has seen or heard something diff??
     
  2. May 21, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    Khaos

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    Spend 39 cents to protect yourself. Our tailgates literally lift off. I used a hose clamp to make sure nobody could take my tailgate without a screw driver. It might not be very secure but it would triple the time needed to get my tailgate and the effort alone will deter most thiefs. And its actually quite common for tailgates to get stolen off our trucks.

    Look where the tailgate meets the body.

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  3. May 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    Roland

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    Shhhh!

    The more that's written about how easy it is to steal a tailgate to make a quick buck the more idiots that will happen to read it and decide it's a good idea.
     
  4. May 21, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    I think thats one of the things i dont like about my tacoma, it should came from factory with tailgate lock, wheel locks, spare tire lock, gas tank lock....damn even those nice little doors in the bed should have a lock...
     
  5. May 21, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    yeah im gona do the hose clamp here in the near future i also picked up a pop and lock for $20 to be more secure
     
  6. May 21, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    L8Rmike

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    I had a tailgate stolen from my old S-10. It sucked, luckly I found one in a junk yard with the same color. After that I used a hose clamp and secured it with .040 lock wire and put JB Weld over the worm drive of the clamp. Did the same on my Tacoma 1st day I had it home. Along with a cable lock for the spare and a rod in the track of the rear sliding window.


    [​IMG]
     
  7. May 21, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    I beat them to the punch and took it off myself. Anybody want to buy a white tailgate? :p
     
  8. May 21, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    Roland

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    You might be able to get enough for it to fill that tank with gas..... If you don't wait too long :p
     
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