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Tailgate was stolen on Labor Day

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SupremeMatt, Sep 12, 2022.

  1. Sep 13, 2022 at 4:47 AM
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    Buck Henry

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    Lol, California!

    I could never live there.
     
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  2. Sep 13, 2022 at 5:29 AM
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  3. Sep 13, 2022 at 5:30 AM
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    I departed L.A. for the USAF in 1986...coming home after each of my 8 assignments in 25 years of service. (Retired in 2011)

    When I would come home to visit family, I knew we would be leaving for our next location. (I married a Scottish lass in 1990 on my first overseas tour)

    I do love visiting but glad when it's "time for me to fly". lol

    There's just WAY too many people in SoCal. (Way too many chances of mischief to happen)

    Delaware...on the other hand, is urban & rural. I think it's too boring for people to live here but I love it!

    I guess I must be boring at 56 years of age.
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2022 at 5:38 AM
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    West Coast problems.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2022 at 5:56 AM
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    My grandson can quickly remove the hose clamp sorry....

    Get a piece of exhaust tubing or pipe that has a nice fitting id - fits a steel sleeve over the hinge. Once installed - fill the screw holes with JB weld. Most expensive part of this is the JB weld - spray paint to be sure the ring doesn't rust immediately - and the piece of exhaust tubing was $2 at O'reillys.
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2022 at 7:49 AM
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    Hmmm, that won’t be easy, more than likely they would drill out the lock. Thieves can get into anything if they want something bad enough even the methods others listed here. The point is you don’t want it to be easy for them and just locking the tailgate works for that.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2022 at 8:02 AM
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    wat?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2022 at 8:14 AM
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    I couldn't remove that T40 bolt...even with the help of my Son-in-law.

    First tried the metal brace but like I said, that T40 bolt would not budge. I ended up sending it to a member for free.

    Reference thread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tailgate-anti-theft-device.593155/page-31

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Sep 13, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    Why waste effort on a hose clamp? Just lock your tailgate.
     
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  10. Sep 13, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    Let me guess... close to LA?

    Im sorry dude, but shits outta hand in this state.
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2022 at 9:40 AM
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    "1) live rural"

    If you live in city, do NOT come to the rural areas, we are full. No more from CA & NY cities especially. Reap what you folks already sewed
     
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    Yeah. I have pretty deep family roots in California, but ultimately left the Bay Area about six months before COVID became a thing (whew!). It's sad to see what the state has become and how it only continues to deteriorate.
     
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    Hose clamp is for those times when you forget to lock the tailgate, or you have it down when hauling stuff.
     
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    I've lived rural since the day I was born.
     
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    People don’t choose where they are born. I bet you’re the kind of dude who talks a lot about his ‘freedoms’, or do those only apply to you and not the rest of the people in this country?
     
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    swing and a miss! Wanna try again?

    I bet you a needy person who needs their hands held when leaving a citiy border, see we can do do this crap all day
     
  17. Sep 13, 2022 at 1:34 PM
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    ahh, then your are dealing with all these folks who came in from the cities - blew up the housing cost - then BITCH that there are not enough services or cannot get a uber LOL
     
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    If you've got problems like that you ain't rural brother.
     
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    I am thinking you're right, place is changing rapidly. My wife from blue collar town in MT, had ~20,0000 new folks move in over the last two years, high majority from CA. I am sure as hell not going there.
     
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    I've got a COMBO of both rural & urban experiences since 2006...and I work in a hospital as a supply dude!

    I see all walks of life here in Kent County; everyone has their own business to tend to and carry on without trouble--for the most part.

    Heck, there's Amish folk I see pull up in a horse & buggy at Walmart. I think it's awesome to see that type of religion/culture here.

    Growing up in L.A. near where this stolen tailgate took place, I've experienced the city life...albeit from grade school to graduation from L.A. Wilson in 1985.

    I seem to blend well with the local yokels even with my city background. We are going to a Delaware polling place tonight to vote! (So, I'm a local Yokel to the max!) That is such a California phrase..."grody to the max!"

    I think it helped that I had a cultured life in the military.

    Phoenix, AZ
    England for 2 assignments
    Abilene, TX
    Honolulu, HI
    Ramstein, Germany
    Dover, DE
    Aviano, Italy

    With some temporary tours in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, Sweden, Crete, Spain, and Iraq.

    I'm liking the urban/rural lifestyle I'm currently living...probably because I'm older now.
     
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