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

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
    #1
    BeardedTacoma

    BeardedTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2017
    Member:
    #227035
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Hotlando
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma x-cab 4x4
    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
    #2
    onakat

    onakat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Member:
    #191075
    Messages:
    1,674
    Gender:
    Female
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2000 indestructaco!
  3. Aug 25, 2017 at 8:10 PM
    #3
    BeardedTacoma

    BeardedTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2017
    Member:
    #227035
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Hotlando
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma x-cab 4x4
    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
    #4
    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Member:
    #149090
    Messages:
    17,097
    First Name:
    Anthony
    Downey
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner Regular Cab / 98 4x4 Extra Cab
    Empty Wallet Mod
    offer up - tons of tacoma stuff on that in my area.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2017 at 8:40 PM
    #5
    vern650

    vern650 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Member:
    #111738
    Messages:
    837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    brandon
    hyrum, ut
    Vehicle:
    '97 4x4 taco xtra cab 3rz/5spd
    HBS leveling kit, 31x10.50 mudders, header/imco exhaust, rear billies, LR ucas, home brewed onboard air, cb radio
    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
     
    Dalandser likes this.
  6. Aug 26, 2017 at 3:40 AM
    #6
    Wyoming09

    Wyoming09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2015
    Member:
    #153833
    Messages:
    14,277
    Gender:
    Male
    New Tripoli Pa
    Vehicle:
    2000 Work truck 5 speed 4x4 3.4
    Super Springs
    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
    #7
    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Member:
    #149090
    Messages:
    17,097
    First Name:
    Anthony
    Downey
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner Regular Cab / 98 4x4 Extra Cab
    Empty Wallet Mod
    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
    #8
    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Never answer an anonymous letter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Member:
    #140097
    Messages:
    23,068
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billy
    Largo Florida
    Vehicle:
    '13 5 lug AC w/convenience package
    A few OE parts from fancy trucks
    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?
     
    Dalandser likes this.
  9. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:26 AM
    #9
    cruisedon66

    cruisedon66 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Member:
    #186469
    Messages:
    672
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pete
    Near St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    2003 Tacoma Extra Cab 2WD A/T
    Defrost mirrors, compass/temp display rear view mirror, rear wiper on camper shell, trans.cooler.
  10. Aug 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM
    #10
    OneWheelPeel

    OneWheelPeel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Member:
    #187371
    Messages:
    2,305
    Phoenix, AZ
    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
     

Products Discussed in

To Top