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Watch your Tacoma in Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo/Torrance

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by tacode, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Aug 7, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    tacode

    tacode [OP] New Member

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    Just came out to a new Tacoma without a tailgate.
    After speaking to the police, it seems multiple trucks
    were hit in the Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo/Torrance area
    last night, tailgates and catalytic converters primarily.
    I now know the tailgate lock tricks and will be more careful with it.
    The sad thing is this area of so.cal. used to be very safe and
    free from gang activity. The officer said the Tacoma is one of the most
    commonly hit vehicles now and they think it is gang related due to the scope of the losses.
    Lock/protect your trucks.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    tcBob

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    that sucks...those are generally very nice areas too
     
  3. Aug 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Thanks.
    I should have known to check the FAQ and safeguard the truck when I got it.
    Also, agreed, the people selling perfect tailgates on craigslist got them how?.....right.
    Don't want to support that, but they are $200 and my deductible is $1000.
    There are a couple yards down here specializing in Toyota selling them for
    ~$600 which I'll prob. do (and they actually have the rest of the truck...lol)
    So I'll eat an extra $400 to not support crime.
    What makes me feel a little better is I'm going to go get a bunch
    of #20 clamps and give them to all the Tacos around here.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    that's an awesome gesture
     
  5. Aug 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Thanks, I just hope it doesn't teach the scumbags to carry clamp keys.....lol

    I was going to do the EZ-clamps with the wing-keys, but it might
    be better to use a std. clamp oriented in a way that you'd have to use
    a swivel + long extension ie. no room to fit a wrench or screwdriver in close.
    That way if they did have a key/wrench/screwdriver, they still couldn't get it off.
    I'll have to go look at the orientation and see.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    thanks for the heads up i work and hang out in the area.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    Sorry for the thieving bastards that bagged your gate but believe me there isn't anywhere in SoCal thats "the way it used to be" I don't think,
     
  8. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    just did the tailgate mod

    hope no one tries
    lol
     
  9. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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  10. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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  11. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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  13. Aug 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Damn that's just wrong. Any way to get law enforcement to check on these sellers?
     
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