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Old 12-06-2009, 04:24 PM
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Tailgate Lock help

I put an 08 tailgate on my 99 truck.
My question is what can I do to have peace of mind that someone won't rip off my tailgate when I'm parked in town... I have the stock lock but since it came off a different truck I can't use it.

My dealer quoted me $150+ for a new lock cylinder and re-key, plus the labor to take it all apart is extra. There's gotta be another way.
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I have seen people put hose clamps on the hinges. I guess that would just slow the thieves down . I was lucky and just swapped the lock from my old tailgate to the new one and keep it locked.
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I have seen people put hose clamps on the hinges. I guess that would just slow the thieves down . I was lucky and just swapped the lock from my old tailgate to the new one and keep it locked.
haha that could work but I still want the whole quick remove thing to work
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Other thing too is that my old tailgate didnt even lock/unlock with my current ignition key so either way I was screwed...
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I just thought about this thread...lock your tailgates Post #17 looks like a good idea. I guess thats about all you can do without getting a new lock cylinder.
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Have you tried calling a locksmith to cut you a key? I am sure it would be way cheaper than Ford.
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[QUOTE=CanadianDiesel;1562429]I put an 08 tailgate on my 99 truck.
My question is what can I do to have peace of mind that someone won't rip off my tailgate when I'm parked in town...
take it off and pack it around with you sorry man couldnt resist
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Have you tried calling a locksmith to cut you a key? I am sure it would be way cheaper than Ford.
LOL...thanks man I actually never thought of that

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I put an 08 tailgate on my 99 truck.
My question is what can I do to have peace of mind that someone won't rip off my tailgate when I'm parked in town...
take it off and pack it around with you sorry man couldnt resist

If I could...I WOULD
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:08 PM
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I don't have anything useful to say about the tailgate lock, but nice job on the face-lift of your truck. Looks great!
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:17 PM
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I don't have anything useful to say about the tailgate lock, but nice job on the face-lift of your truck. Looks great!
Thanks bud, appreciate it!
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