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Thread: Hilux tailgate.

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    Hilux tailgate.

    Hi guys.
    I have just bought a 2005 hilux sr5.
    It wasn’t until later I noticed that the tail gate doesn’t lock.
    Is it possible to get one installed?
    My 2005 rodeo could be locked, so it was handy with the decoys in the back.
    What do ya reckon?

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    you can buy aftermarket locking handles from overseas not sure if anyone supplies them here.

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    With my L200 I put a couple of gate locks on the inside of the tail gate then just locked the cabin. Works ok.
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    Dont worry if it is the hilux with the handle in the middle (sr5) sooner or later it will shit it self and you want be able to open the tail gate any way Dont replace this part with a after market knock off they dont last
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    Unless you have a hard lid or a canopy (which have locks), how is a lock on the tailgate going to secure the open deck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    Unless you have a hard lid or a canopy (which have locks), how is a lock on the tailgate going to secure the open deck?
    Was thinking this as well...

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    if it has a canopy this should overlap the tailgate and you just lock the canopy door securing the tail gate. dont worry about locking it first time through a decent bit of water you be climbing in the back waiting to get picked anyway going by mates hilux when he took it into macetown , his was third hilux of the day that garage had to tow back with hydrauliced motor.

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    Hmm, thought I had hit reply.
    I do have a canopy. But if you yank the gate the canopy wont hold it.
    My 2005 Rodeo was pretty secure. As the gate could be locked.
    Just a pain leaving my duckshooting gear in it if its not that secure. But I guess nothing will stop them breaking in.

 

 

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