1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Tailgate to bed filler

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jstchilln, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:22 PM
    #1
    jstchilln

    jstchilln [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56631
    Messages:
    67
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Larry
    Ks
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Tacoma Sport
    None yet
    Does anyone have anything they use to cover the gap between their tail gate and bed. After shoveling out the bed of gravel the gap was filled with gravel and it was lodged in. I was thinking of ripping a piece of wood and fitting it in there. Any ideas ??

    20160720_130840_resized.jpg
     
  2. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM
    #2
    GHOST SHIP

    GHOST SHIP hates you.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Member:
    #150537
    Messages:
    21,895
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    GHOST
    I wondered about this too. When we were redoing out yard, I was hauling soil and riverstone and had the same problem. I though about making a folding cover using sheet metal and a piano hinge. Using the same bolts that are used to mount the plastic cover to the inside of the tailgate along the bottom edge. Tailgate closed, cover folds at the hinge- tailgate open, cover lays flat from under the plastic liner to the top of the bed itself. There would have to be a slight bend in the lower part so that it lays flush on the bed, but that's what I came up with. I didn't really think about it too hard though, but it might work.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:27 PM
    #3
    14 Tacoma

    14 Tacoma ColeMcMathisaDouche

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2015
    Member:
    #151188
    Messages:
    561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Clinton
    IL
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Sport
    Cheap ebay bumper, plus others
    If you have to get another load and can leave the tailgate down I'd lay a rubber sheet or some 1/4" plywood or even paneling he length of the bed plus tailgate.

    Or just take the tailgate off(remember to disconnect camera wire if equipped).
     
  4. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM
    #4
    Kyitty

    Kyitty Mr. Beard

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Member:
    #149179
    Messages:
    9,587
    Gender:
    Male
    Bozeman, MT
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tacoma DCLB Better Than TRD
    See Build Page
    The Bed Rug fills that gap. But it's carpet - not sure if you want that in a work truck.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:29 PM
    #5
    Muffdiver

    Muffdiver Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Member:
    #157550
    Messages:
    1,109
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ty
    Elkhart, In
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD OR DC 4x4
  6. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:31 PM
    #6
    jstchilln

    jstchilln [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56631
    Messages:
    67
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Larry
    Ks
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Tacoma Sport
    None yet
    When I lifted the gate to loosen the gravel I could hear it grinding. I know it's the bottom of the gate but deep scratches lead to rust ???????
     
  7. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:32 PM
    #7
    Muffdiver

    Muffdiver Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Member:
    #157550
    Messages:
    1,109
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ty
    Elkhart, In
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD OR DC 4x4
  8. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:40 PM
    #8
    grdgz97

    grdgz97 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Member:
    #149078
    Messages:
    8,242
    Gender:
    Male
    Georgetown, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Sport DCSB
  9. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:47 PM
    #9
    Wichitaf250

    Wichitaf250 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #178632
    Messages:
    36
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Don't have a taco yet, but I used a cheap harbor freight tarp and cut it too fit the bed with a little overhang over tailgate. I then folded it up for the trip home so no rocks spilled. After getting what I could out with the shovel I pulled the tarp out and drug to my spot and dumped tarp. Was easy and cheap, trashed it when done. 10 bucks total
     
    RyanL, sawed off and Bagman like this.
  10. Jul 20, 2016 at 3:50 PM
    #10
    Iamraiderpower

    Iamraiderpower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Member:
    #167413
    Messages:
    10,290
    Loadhandler :D
    images_c81365b20c6dea6aff95e2bc4c174876a5fff091.jpg
     
    ChadsPride likes this.
  11. Jul 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM
    #11
    jstchilln

    jstchilln [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56631
    Messages:
    67
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Larry
    Ks
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Tacoma Sport
    None yet
    ChadsPride likes this.
  12. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:31 AM
    #12
    hotrod53

    hotrod53 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Member:
    #110971
    Messages:
    1,263
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lynd
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    ‘14 DCLB Sport, ‘18 TCH, ‘13 TCH
    Weathertech floor liners moded to hold OEM floor mats, weathertech vent visors, Toyota bed mat, LEER 100XL cap, hood gasket mod to stop whistling.
    You could always go to the hardware store and buy a stick of that round celluloid pipe insulation for a buck or two and stuff it in the crack.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM
    #13
    tgear.shead

    tgear.shead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Member:
    #162276
    Messages:
    1,738
    Gender:
    Male
    Open the tailgate and apply duct tape, then close it and fill with loose stuff.
     
    canavan33 likes this.
  14. Jul 21, 2016 at 5:57 PM
    #14
    Toy4me

    Toy4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Member:
    #85061
    Messages:
    3,665
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    NNJ
    Vehicle:
    '10 DCLB TRD Sport MGM
    Okay TW, one day, just one day I would like to check in to this site without finding something else I now need to buy:annoyed:. We need an emoji with money flying out of a wallet. Anyway, I need one of these gap fillers. I got several loads of mulch and found it got into the tailgate, I could see it in the drains. I took the cover off to clean it out and it was full of junk just waiting to start rusting. Washed it all out and sprayed it down with undercoat.
     
    ChadsPride likes this.
  15. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM
    #15
    Guat

    Guat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2015
    Member:
    #152706
    Messages:
    116
    Gender:
    Male
    The Big NC
    Lay down a tarp that's big enough to cover pass the tailgate when it's down. Makes cleaning up easier.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  16. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:20 AM
    #16
    xbxb

    xbxb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Member:
    #113691
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    O.P. Kansas
    Vehicle:
    2013 SR5 DC, SB, 4WD Pyrite Mica,
    undercover flex, Clazzio seat covers, Flyzeyes, Pop N Lock, Shackle to drag me out
    Maybe take the tailgate off when you unload it? Just an idea.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM
    #17
    TacomaMike37

    TacomaMike37 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110316
    Messages:
    5,056
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    13' DCLB MGM
  18. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:33 AM
    #18
    ChadsPride

    ChadsPride Tacoma Owner & Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Member:
    #143119
    Messages:
    127,459
    Vehicle:
    Sponsored by TacomaWorld.com
    This is actually really cool if you were to use the truck in this type of hauling application often.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM
    #19
    TacomaMike37

    TacomaMike37 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Member:
    #110316
    Messages:
    5,056
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    13' DCLB MGM
    I was having the same issue the OP was having. Might have to try it out come next spring. Interested to see how well it works.
     
    ChadsPride[QUOTED] likes this.
  20. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM
    #20
    RyanL

    RyanL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Member:
    #73265
    Messages:
    3,345
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Salt Lake City
    Vehicle:
    15 TRD Pro, supercharged, BP-51s, etc
    This is what I do. No need to buy anything new or fancy, just use an old tarp or blanket. Your square nose may catch a few times when you're scraping close to the bottom but it's not a big deal.
     
    ChadsPride likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top