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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.

    2.0%
  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.

    51.2%
  1. Jun 25, 2013 at 3:27 PM
    #361
    mcdee

    mcdee Well-Known Member

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    Looks similar to the Gatekeeper.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM
    #362
    Frogsauce

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    I had not heard of it until you mentioned it. I think I am going to invest in one of those and then strip out the hex bit. I have no need for removing the tailgate in a hurry.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM
    #363
    machineman89

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    i got that also.........wonder how much of a deterrent it is...:cool:
     
  4. Jun 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM
    #364
    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.
    Sounds like something my brothers would do to me or I to them. Do you have video recorder going in your lot. Ours is watched and recorded 24/7 and catches some great pranks.

    :notsure:
     
  5. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM
    #365
    Okeetee

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    Damn Jay, that sucks!! Can you look back at the video surveillance? Did you have a hose clamp or some other theft-preventing device on your tailgate?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM
    #366
    robssol

    robssol If it ain't broke, fix it anyway! It's your money!

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    I had a bag of sand in back, took off from a stop sign that bag of sand slid back and bent the tailgate! I could barely open it enough to get it off. Put it face up in the driveway and dropped a bale of hay in it. Flattened it back out with a dimple in the middle. They want it they can have it! Insurance will cover it and I'll make one out of stainless:)
     
  7. Jul 3, 2013 at 5:59 PM
    #367
    icallhertaco11

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    I got a small dent and paint scratch on mine, after hearing about how many are stolen I decided to not get it fixed and got the Pop and lock tailgate lock!:D
     
  8. Jul 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM
    #368
    Fletch

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    '13 tacoma dc, gry w/cam. i just put a plumbers strap around the passenger side deal-o that you pull off first to remove the tailgate. i'm talking about the male/female part that needs to be in that sweet spot before that tailgate goes anywhere. it'll at least slow them down, but it's def not full proof. i'd love to see the look on the guys face when he pulls my tailgate and bam..nothin!..it goes nowhere! :D:D ..hopefully he didn't bring tools :eek:
     
  9. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM
    #369
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    I voted that as well, as a joke, because its stupid to have that on there as an option other than as a joke because I doubt anyone would answer that in all seriousness.

    I've never had a tailgate stolen. But I've had my spare stolen though. I'll be installing a lock for both however with this Baja for sure.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM
    #370
    SOSHeloPilot

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  11. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    adriancast

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    Added washers for more security.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
    #372
    adriancast

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    Plus Pop n Lock

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM
    #373
    YOTA LOVER

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    +1, I need to do that ASAP. Not many a-hole thieves keep torx bits handy!
     
  14. Jul 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM
    #374
    NZH

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    Never had my tailgate stolen but one time during school some of my friends took it off and set it in the bed.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2013 at 1:33 PM
    #375
    adriancast

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    Need to do the hose clamp add on too. Haha That will be 3 anti-theft devices for the tailgate.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    SamSin

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    "Officer, I woke up this morning and my truck was gone. But if you look at the tailgate they left at the end of the driveway, it will give you an idea of the color. . . and if you find the culprit I would like to get my hose clamp back."
     
  17. Aug 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    SamSin

    SamSin I can resist everything except temptation

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    Great idea! Three woot's!
    :woot::woot::woot:
     
  18. Aug 17, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    I just went out and did this....as well as the hose clamp for one side and one of these for the other side

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Aug 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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    YOTA LOVER

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    We'll need details on that clamp, Sir.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    How did you get it to fit? Do they make them for Tacomas now? I was trying to find one a few weeks ago and as of then, they didn't have them.
     
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