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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. Sep 18, 2013 at 8:39 PM
    #421
    forestranger007

    forestranger007 Member

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    Did the Pop n Lock, the Jimmie Jammer gate keeper and the spare tire key. I'm good to go!!!!
     
  2. Nov 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM
    #422
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    I want to change my poll result to "Have a device installed"....I had a guy with a '12 come to my house for something and I asked him if he's secured his tailgate...and he was like "What do you mean?" So I showed him how in 2 seconds I could steal his tailgate...He was shocked and went right to the store to get a clamp...
     
  3. Nov 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM
    #423
    RC Maples

    RC Maples Well-Known Member

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    Did the Hose Clamp, Latching Tonneau Cover and the Electric Pop and Lock is on order. Should be GTG once the Pop and lock is installed. Until then it is parked either in the garage at the apartment or in a secured parking lot at work.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM
    #424
    Everman31

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    Had the tailgate on a Chevy Silverado stolen a few years ago. Since that time I've installed the hose clamp on several trucks including my own.

    I'd figure it's cheap insurance and most thieves will probably move on to the next truck if they can't rip your tailgate off in 10 seconds.

    All my buddies now install the hose clamps as soon as they drive their new trucks off the lot. The tailgate lock is only useful if you remember to lock it, but most of us truck owners that actually use their pickup beds unfortunately forget to use their key locks or don't bother because of the inconvenience.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM
    #425
    jw1983

    jw1983 Well-Known Member

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    I did that over a month or so ago. I met with some friends for lunch and we were heading out to the mountains for the day. Instead of driving the 30 minutes home I decided to leave my truck at a train station. I figured everything was locked and left for the day. It wasn't till a few days later I went and checked and the tailgate wasn't locked. 3 Weeks earlier I had installed my Tonneau Cover and forgot to lock the tailgate. I realized leaving my truck at the station when there wasn't a lot of people around(it was on a Saturday). I could have had my Tonneau Cover, tools and tailgate stolen if someone went and checked to see if it was locked. Now I am always checking to make sure that it's locked.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2013 at 1:56 PM
    #426
    Pagan

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    Did the keyed hose clamp mod. Guess I should also do the washer. Cheap insurance. Never heard of anybody stealing tailgates until reading it on this forum. Seems like catalytic converters are a popular item to steal in my area. My son in law had his stolen off his Mitsubishi.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2013 at 3:58 PM
    #427
    Bodacious

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    My point exactly the converter on your sons car was probably cut off with a sawsall. How do you stop a thief other than catching him or her in the act and shooting them in the knee cap.
    If they can't steal it I'd bet they will kick it or damage it and move on. Better gone than needing repairs.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2013 at 5:41 PM
    #428
    BCephus

    BCephus Alright then

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    :quickdraw:COME GET SOME!:quickdraw:

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    :quickdraw:COME GET SOME!:quickdraw:
     
  9. Dec 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    jw1983

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  10. Jan 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    Some dumb bastard keyed my tailgate last weekend.... luckily it buffed out and was not too deep
     
  11. Jan 24, 2014 at 3:48 AM
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    cabo wabo

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    Pop & Lock installed
     
  12. Jan 31, 2014 at 2:45 AM
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    I need a new tailgate from backing into an overhang in my garage. Dent on the top part of it that is very bad - got it checked out and they said it would need to be replaced.

    I see alot of people in the "hood" areas of Orange County selling 2012 Tailgates. Should I avoid these? I assume they are more than likely stolen (pictures usually have like cut camera wires).

    Thanks!


    **edit:

    here is what i am talking about lol: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/4224932652.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
  13. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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    rdinatal

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    Just picked up a Tacoma yesterday. Then I read this... I woke up every two hours and looked to see if it's still there. 8am this morning I'm out getting hose clamps!!!

    Thanks alot, really...

    -R
     
  14. Mar 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM
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    :mad: stolen today in Pomona Ca
     
  15. Dec 31, 2015 at 4:44 AM
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    06Tacooo

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    I used a couple of those giant zip ties that hvac installers use, They're about 2 feet long, 1/2" wide, maybe 3/16" thick. Easier to install, no rust, can be made super tight then trimmed. I have a whole bag of them, if I ever need to take the tailgate off. I figure thieves are basically lazy, stupid and won't have anything to cut heavy plastic with them.
    Or just use a standard hose clamp, position the nut about 5 o'clock. You'll need a 1/4" ratchet, short extension, universal, socket to tighten them. No thief will have the tools to remove them.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2017
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  16. Dec 31, 2015 at 6:13 AM
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    PackCon

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    Installed the Pop N' Lock tailgate handle on my the first week of ownership.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2015 at 6:17 AM
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    1buzzbait

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    Santa brought me one, will install asap
     
  18. Dec 31, 2015 at 6:18 AM
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    PackCon

    PackCon Well-Known Member

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    Did he bring you 30 Torx bit to go with it? Cause you'll need that.
    Takes like 15 minutes to install if you watch a video beforehand. Super easy.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2015 at 6:19 AM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 Not A Well-Known Member

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    :anonymous:
     
  20. Dec 31, 2015 at 6:19 AM
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    1buzzbait

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    gotz one o them already
     

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