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Where to get a tailgate??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BeardedTacoma, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Aug 25, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    BeardedTacoma

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    No local yard has what I'm looking for. Online doesn't offer much info as in thickness or reviews.

    Can anyone recommend a local place in the Fl. area or online? I really don't want to get it at a Toyota dealer.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    onakat

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  3. Aug 25, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    BeardedTacoma

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    I do check them out also. I even reached out to rancho toyota truck parts and they wouldn't ship one to me.

    I would buy one online, but I hear and see complaints on issues with the thickness on the metal. So I was looking for something close to OEM, but with a cheaper price. ha
     
  4. Aug 25, 2017 at 8:18 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    offer up - tons of tacoma stuff on that in my area.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2017 at 8:40 PM
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    I bought a $60 one from Amazon. Definitely not oem quality but I think you'd have to be pretty rough on it still to beat it up. It's good enough for what I use my truck for and in way better condition than my old one
     
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  6. Aug 26, 2017 at 3:40 AM
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    I think shipping might be a tad expensive.

    Then I guess you just get the sheet metal and have to install all your hardware .

    I have been wanting to build one just to many other more important projects
     
  7. Aug 26, 2017 at 3:59 AM
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    Free shipping.

    https://www.amazon.com/Evan-Fischer...id=1503745087&sr=8-2&keywords=tacoma+tailgate

    One thing with those is that you want to strip it and paint it with epoxy primer to seal it in. The primer they use is garbage.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2017 at 4:19 AM
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    There's a lot of miles between Key West and Pensacola.

    Can you narrow down the 'local place' a little bit?

    Have you posted in the WTB and/or regional forums?
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:26 AM
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  10. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    OneWheelPeel

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    Do yourself a favor and stay away from the cheapie rockauto/Amazon parts. I have a cheapo one and it bent first use while trying to load my motocycle in the bed. Ended up having to buy the Headstrong reinforcement plate = overall more than a factory replacement
     

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