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Tail gate stolen

I dont know if I'm the first to think about it but here is a great way to protect your tail gate from thiefs. On the right pivot head of your tail gate, just install a hose clip around it and make sure you finish tightening it from under.

No thief will think about having the tool to remove the gate to run away with. Just $2.00
and you save at least $800 and whole lot of hassle.

A new gate on primer, no side cables, no outside decorations not mentioning if you have a
plastic lining inside is certainly a lot of bucks. Oh yes, I forgot to mention you had to get it painted at your truck color...

Give this idea to all your Ranger and even other pickup friends.

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An old idea but one that bears repeating.
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Who on here has actually had their tailgate stolen??


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Who on here has actually had their tailgate stolen??


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its actually very common, my buddy had his stolen twice off his sonoma. i lock the tailgate on my F-150 all the time, always wished my ranger had a lock, it literally takes less than a minute to steal a tailgate. good idea with the hose clamp, it my slow someone down just enough so they wont want to take it.

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I've never thought of this. Great idea.
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My tailgate is damaged from someone hitting me. I see rangers like mine and think if it was late night and dark enough their tailgate would be mine, lol. So I'll probably do this to mine soon.


By the way, you can buy a new tailgate off of ebay painted for under 300$ shipped.
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its actually very common, my buddy had his stolen twice off his sonoma. i lock the tailgate on my F-150 all the time, always wished my ranger had a lock, it literally takes less than a minute to steal a tailgate. good idea with the hose clamp, it my slow someone down just enough so they wont want to take it.
Wow. I never woulda guessed it. I wasn't hatin on the idea though. Just curious. Makes me glad I live where I live. Anyway, mine would be awful hard to gank because of my locking bed cover..



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I'm not sure about how many rangers around me have there tailgates stolen, but it's almost guaranteed if you don't lock it on an F-150 it will be gone very fast.
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My tailgate is damaged from someone hitting me. I see rangers like mine and think if it was late night and dark enough their tailgate would be mine, lol. So I'll probably do this to mine soon.


By the way, you can buy a new tailgate off of ebay painted for under 300$ shipped.
Haha me too. If I didn't have morals I would have already had a new tailgate
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Haha me too. If I didn't have morals I would have already had a new tailgate
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Great idea, thanks.
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My tailgate is damaged from someone hitting me. I see rangers like mine and think if it was late night and dark enough their tailgate would be mine, lol. So I'll probably do this to mine soon.


By the way, you can buy a new tailgate off of ebay painted for under 300$ shipped.
HAHA Everyday I come out of work there is a 06+ Redfire Metallic Ranger in the parking lot over the hill with a spotless tailgate. I have been so temped to take it. Like everyday.
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hmmm... I have some of these laying around at work.

Free anit-tailgate theft!!

Thanks for the info.
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My Nissan tailgate was stolen when my wife borrowed my truck to get her nails done and went to the store and had the tailgate unlocked. Problaby took 2 minutes. That was ten years ago and I have been using the hose clamp trick since then. My F250 has a lock, but my sons Ranger does not. That tailgate cost $800 from the dealer and that was 10 years ago!
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Just last month, had a customer have the tailgate off his 2011 Super Duty stolen, it had the step buillt into it...............Ford doesn't offer an assy, so it has to be pieced, and believe it or not, it totaled $3000.
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dont really feel like going out to the truck to look but how does this stop someone from stealing the tailgate?
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Or you can get a power tailgate lock like me

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Or you can get a power tailgate lock like me

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103$? I'd rather use a hose clamp and spend that 100$ i saved on gas.
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Hey Kyle

Look out the window, ther's a guy running with you tailgate under his arm. You just forgot to lock it. He has a buyer just a mile away...Those robbers were placed an order with the desired color. When your gate is smashed, its very tempting to order it this way.

To answer your question, just open your tailgate, at 45 degree, it comes off very easily from the right side. Only $2. can save lots of hundreds.

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Haha me too. If I didn't have morals I would have already had a new tailgate
God damn parents. Raising law abiding children with ethic and sh*t.
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Hey Kyle

Look out the window, ther's a guy running with you tailgate under his arm. You just forgot to lock it. He has a buyer just a mile away...Those robbers were placed an order with the desired color. When your gate is smashed, its very tempting to order it this way.

To answer your question, just open your tailgate, at 45 degree, it comes off very easily from the right side. Only $2. can save lots of hundreds.

Charlieford
ive actually got a tonneua and a power tailgate lock so good luck was just curious to how that would stop it
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i have this and it's got flaws. my buddy still opened my tailgate. it only locks one side and you are still able to open it.

if someone wants it bad enough, they are gonna take it. period. granted, do what you can to prevent theft.
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it happens alot more than people relize where do you think most of the tailgate's you see on craigslist come from i usually dont trip on it i have super awsome insurance if it happens
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my tailgate is sitting under the porch, no one will steal it :P
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it happens alot more than people relize where do you think most of the tailgate's you see on craigslist come from i usually dont trip on it i have super awsome insurance if it happens
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