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Tailgate trouble!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4x4Tacoman05, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    4x4Tacoman05

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    Hey everyone, thanks in advance for the help!

    I bought my Taco used from someone who backed into a tree and totally destroyed the tailgate.:mad: Right now I have a Bully tailgate net, but I need a tailgate so that I can carry some more substantial stuff.
    So I was wondering, should I buy a new tailgate, (any suggestions where from), or should I just get a tailgate from a junkyard?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    new ones are expensive!
    Look at a junk yard, CL, and Tacoma world for a good deal on a used one.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    friction

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    Wouldn't that be insurance fraud?

    And yeah, scour the junkyards first.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    My bad, thought he backed into the tree... :eek:
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    LOL. Good thought though. :D
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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  7. Feb 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    try craigslist. BUT be sure its not some guy at his house selling a bunch of them. If so, report him to the police.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    I wouldn't buy a new one either...check around TW, Craigslist & Ebay like others have said.
    Oh and welcome to TW!
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    Tookie

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    Huh? regardless of who backed into something, I don't
    see where anyone is trying to commit fraud... OP said he
    wants to buy a tailgate, not get his ins. company to pay. :notsure:
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    I was referring to post 2 (which was a mistake).

    EDIT: Reread post 2, 3 and 4.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Thanks for the help! I like the tailgates that are on e-bay, and my truck is white so the one I saw would already be the right color and they are oem. Those tailgates are $350, I found a new tailgate on parts geek for like $170, but I would need to get it painted and it wouldn't be oem. I also plan on checking some local junkyards, but I have checked a few so far and had no luck. What do you guys think is my best option?
     
  12. Feb 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    car-part.com searches local salvage yards.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 at 3:09 AM
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    Build a wood one out of the tree!
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Look for more local auto wreckers. I have a local one with 10 Tacoma's in stock.
     
  16. Feb 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    Hey guys thanks for all the help! I tried some of my local junk yards but they had nothing, so I just bought a tailgate off of ebay for like $400. Thanks for the tip honduraz10!
     
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