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Who has had their tailgate STOLEN? Or..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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.

    2.7%
  3. My tailgate AND my friend's tailgate were stolen.

    0.4%
  4. I stole somebody's tailgate.

    4.9%
  5. Knock on wood, I still have my tailgate, and I have an anti-theft device installed.

    41.8%
  6. Knock on wood, I still have my tailgate, but I don't have an anti-theft device installed.

    51.3%
  1. Feb 10, 2013 at 5:32 PM
    #341
    faststang90

    faststang90 Well-Known Member

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    i just got my truck last week and i took it and had a lock installed. it was 100.00 for the lock and them to install it. i have a back up camera so i did not want any one taking it .
     
  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM
    #342
    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo Ready for snow!

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    Luckily, the market for stolen tacoma tailgates seems pretty low here :D

    Let's hope it stays that way....
     
  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM
    #343
    maykevin5

    maykevin5 Well-Known Member

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    got a hose clamp on mine tightened from under the truck. The work would be cut out for them.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM
    #344
    Fightnfire

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  5. Feb 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    #345
    maykevin5

    maykevin5 Well-Known Member

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  6. Feb 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM
    #346
    calltrex

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    U can buy Tailgate clamp locks now
     
  7. Feb 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM
    #347
    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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  8. Feb 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM
    #348
    western88

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    I just installed the clamp on the tailgate today.. The good place to get that clamp with the "key" ( E-Z clamp) is AutoZone. cheap around 2.49 before tax. you get 2 in a pack.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2013 at 7:59 PM
    #349
    Jetman1979

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    That is a great idea tighten till you can just turn it and then spin it till the slot for screwdriver is facing down and finish it off with a 5/16 wrench.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2013 at 7:41 PM
    #350
    gupster88

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    Same here. Apparently rednecks have better things to steal than a tailgate. And by things I mean copper :anonymous:
     
  11. May 4, 2013 at 4:25 PM
    #351
    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    Dunno if the first gens realize you need a wrench to remove their tailgates, where as the 2nd gens are much easier.

    :facepalm:
     
  12. May 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM
    #352
    majorhavok

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    Gotta watch your catalytic converters... My neighbors T100 and FJ were both hit on the street. Good ground clearance and a lot of precious metals in them. Supposedly the older ones are more valuable. :notsure:
     
  13. May 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    #353
    Airdog

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  14. May 10, 2013 at 1:08 AM
    #354
    whitetacoma89

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  15. May 10, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    majorhavok

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    Yeh but the seller clearly owns a speedway blue taco and is selling his damaged gate? Or are you saying he's stolen someone elses and now selling the used one? lol
     
  16. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:54 AM
    #356
    Kevoh

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    a few goodies here and there!
    My tailgate has a giant ding in it. That is my anti-theft technology.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    #357
    qdude79

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    Just went out to look at how to secure my new '13's tailgate and found this:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I guess Toyota has addressed this.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    #358
    rbishopp

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    So far I've added an Advance folding bed cover and since removed it. Gave it to my son in Maine, he has an 05 2wd. GT perfect fit seat covers. Weathertech floor mats and window vent visors. Waag center brush/grill guard. Hose clamp tailgate mod. Turned off the seat belt chime. Added Ultra-Gauge. Trailer hitch. Softopper. Replaced sun visors with slide out style. Toyota bed extender. Had Firestone Destinations and now Michelin LTX AT2 in stock size. More mods to come; Fog lights, locking storage in bed, intermittent wipers. Now looking for Radio/HU upgrade. and maybe a lift way down the road.
    Anything in the manual ? Instructions on removing tailgate ? I'm wondering if the dealer did it.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:14 PM
    #359
    qdude79

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    Didn't notice anything in the manual (though I wasn't looking for it at the time I went through it). Did notice this later on in the day, getting ready to wash the truck:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jun 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM
    #360
    teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    none yet
    i looked & mine does not have this.
     
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