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Who has had their tailgate STOLEN? Or..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by patrickockander, Oct 28, 2009.

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Has your tailgate been stolen, or do you know somebody whose tailgate was stolen?

  1. My tailgate was stolen.

    1.9%
  2. My friend's tailgate was stolen.

    2.6%
  3. My tailgate AND my friend's tailgate were stolen.

    0.4%
  4. I stole somebody's tailgate.

    5.0%
  5. Knock on wood, I still have my tailgate, and I have an anti-theft device installed.

    41.6%
  6. Knock on wood, I still have my tailgate, but I don't have an anti-theft device installed.

    51.5%
  1. patrickockander

    patrickockander [OP] Say What?

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    This poll is to help the members find out how common it is to have Toyota Tacoma tailgates stolen.


    If you answer yes to the poll, please add a note telling us what year, color, and if your tailgate had the camera in it or not. Any other information such as anti-theft (pop-a-lock) equipment you may have had installed would be helpful. Also good to know, where did the theft occur?

    Let the poll begin!

    Thank you eordonez for the photo!

    tacoma_tailgate_003.jpg
     
  2. brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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  3. leg killa

    leg killa Well-Known Member

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  4. t-com09

    t-com09 Well-Known Member

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    i dont know anyone who has had theirs stolen, but am looking into installing an anti-theft device
     
  5. glandnut

    glandnut Grease Monkey

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    Whoever buttnuts voted for "I stole someone's tailgate"- maybe not today, or tomorrow, but you will pay- I promise.
     
  6. toonerz

    toonerz Member

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    The tailgate off my silver 2007 Tacoma got stolen when my brother in law was borrowing my truck for awhile. I managed to find one on Craigslist for $100, but there's a pretty gnarly scratch on it. I immediately did the hose clamp mod on it and I plan to get a lock when I get a cover for the bed (haven't decided which kind yet).
     
  7. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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  8. AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please

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    Well i was afraid to say i stole a tailgate because i didnt want to get beat up
     
  9. borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    i wasn't joking i actually stole someone tailgate :D today in fact
     
  10. SC4333

    SC4333 Well-Known Member

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    SOLD!
    I have the $0.50 anti theft device installed on mine. I can guarantee you that nobody will be taking that tail gate off without a 5/16 stubby wrench, and even at that it would be one hell of a pain in the ass because of the angle that I have the bolt head pointing. Good insurance if you ask me, although I live and work in a nice area, so I don't really worry about it too much.
     
  11. BPachom

    BPachom Well-Known Member

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    After watching the video clip on just how quickly the tailgate can be removed, I installed a tailgate security device.
     
  12. tim920

    tim920 Never seen Forest Gump

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    Thank God, I don't live in a town/city where people steal tailgates. People steal rims/wheels, headlights, emblems, cars, but never tailgates. I'm not too sure if there's a big market for that up here.
     
  13. SRQ TACO

    SRQ TACO "You've Got Red on You"

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    I stole 5 of them...;)
     
  14. ilovetacos

    ilovetacos Well-Known Member

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    For fun I stole my own tailgate and pretended it was missing for a couple days. I put it back on along with the hose clamp. Now no one including myself can steal it.
     
  15. ETAV8R

    ETAV8R 4th MAW

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    I'm gonna steal every tailgate I come across.
    Store them in a desert hideaway and then build not only a tailgate house but bend a couple into beer holding containers and enjoy the sunset!
    :jerkoff:

    But seriously...
    undercover tonneau and the less than a dollar security device should slow someone with said interest at heart.
     
  16. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    We dont say stuff like that guy says. So when people do we gotta put em down and let them know there is no reason. We cant see you! :p
     
  17. Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    So my friends and I have a game where we steal each others tail gates so that why I clicked I have stolen someones lol. We also play a game where if you switch 2 peoples in our ground you owe a round. But now I have installed multiple clamps that I can hide on of the screw heads and what not. My friend has pop-n-lock and what not and it can still be take off ;)
     
  18. derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I've got a Pop-N-Lock.
     
  19. w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Derek, you are a pop & lock. LMAO! :D
     
  20. patrickockander

    patrickockander [OP] Say What?

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    ...or just put a big dent in it. nobody wants a dented tailgate...that's why guys are stealing them...

    ...and remember, there's only one thief...everyone else is just trying to get their tailgate back.
     
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