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Old 07-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Magnus Magnus is offline
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Default Tail Gate lock mod

I am thinking about buying a tonneau cover for my truck box but I also want to keep whats in the box kind of secure. Is there an after market product that allows a person do to a tail gate lock for a Ranger every Ranger I see wether new or old does not have the key hole where the tail gate handle is.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

they make aftermarket ones that you can put on the handle.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:47 PM
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Yes they make one I have one myself and I like it.


http://www.autoanything.com/tonneau-...58-p-402063698

I also have a cover with 2 locks on it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

my buddie's mazda has one called a "pop lock" tailgate lock, it was on there when he got it. i don't know if it's made for a ranger anymore, but the one on his truck is very nice quality, better than the factory handle IMO ( i want it for my truck, lol). it's solid metal and dosin't require any modifications to the tailgate, installs in place of the factory handle
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:36 PM
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my buddie's mazda has one called a "pop lock" tailgate lock, it was on there when he got it. i don't know if it's made for a ranger anymore, but the one on his truck is very nice quality, better than the factory handle IMO ( i want it for my truck, lol). it's solid metal and dosin't require any modifications to the tailgate, installs in place of the factory handle
Same one I have and posted above. It doesn't replace the handle it just goes under the handle. Easy to install in 30 minutes.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

hmm thatd be cool...if i had a cover or a camper lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

actually my neighbor pointed out it makes a good theft deterrant to have a tailgate lock even without a cover. if you've got a big ATV / lawn tractor / ect setting in the back, a would be theif would need to hoist it up over the tailgate / bedrails to get it, instead of just dropping the tailgate and rolling it out.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:31 PM
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hmm thatd be cool...if i had a cover or a camper lol
ive got a white A.R.E. hard shell cover for sell
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:31 PM
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yeah i thought about that but i have lots of chains in the truck and a cable lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

i have the pop lock as well, it works great
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

I installed a pop & lock on mine last week, does feel a bit cheap though with the factory plastic handle but hopefully it is good enough to deter thieves from trying to open it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

I installed a radiator clam around the right side .
It deters tail gate thieves and only costs 39 cents!
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

I have a pop lock, but it seized from the corrosion.

Just use a little lube once in a while and it'll work like new.

A trick i learned from my mom after ford almost broke it by trying to force the key in to get it to work again.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Tail Gate lock mod

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I have a pop lock, but it seized from the corrosion.

Just use a little lube once in a while and it'll work like new.

A trick i learned from my mom after ford almost broke it by trying to force the key in to get it to work again.
i krown mine every month or so
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