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Old 05-18-2017, 09:15 PM   #1
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Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

I'm wanting to install a bed cover and want a lockable tail gate.
Anything out there or home made devices ?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

Dunno about a tailgate lock but since a soft cover offers little security, are you going with a hard (fiberglass) tonneau?
The lip usually extends down over the top of the tailgate, and with the tonneau locked, the tailgate can't be opened. Just a thought.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:52 PM   #3
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

An innovative person that knew how to weld could probably make something work.

*What I plan to do on my stepside is just put padlocks through one or both of my tailgate chains.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:13 PM   #4
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

I figure it the same as Stocker. Why would you need a locking handle on the tailgate? I've had my '95 Suburban for about 2 1/2 years and it never occurred to me the tailgate even has a locking handle. You have to pop the hatch inside to open that to open the tailgate. I think when you use the key in the tailgate it pops the hatch to allow the tailgate to open. It may not actuate a lock at all.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:34 PM   #5
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

Get one of the handle relocator kits, and have the handle on the inside.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:13 AM   #6
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

I suppose I could fiqure out how to lock the cover to the tailgate.
The reason I was looking to lock the tailgate independent from cover
so I could access bed without unlocking and lifting cover unlatch gate etc etc.
There are devices avaiable for newer trucks.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:17 AM   #7
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

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I suppose I could fiqure out how to lock the cover to the tailgate.
The reason I was looking to lock the tailgate independent from cover
so I could access bed without unlocking and lifting cover unlatch gate etc etc.
There are devices avaiable for newer trucks.
My dad's GMC has such a tailgate as you desire. I'll bet a guy could get such a lock and its arms from a junked truck and figure out a way to put it inside his own tailgate.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:27 AM   #8
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The reason I was looking to lock the tailgate independent from cover so I could access bed without unlocking and lifting cover unlatch gate etc etc.
There are devices avaiable for newer trucks.
To my point in my earlier post..... what type of cover are you thinking of getting? If it's a secure lockable weathertight hard cover, you may need to lift it anyway, in order to open the tailgate.

There's a tailgate lock for newer Toyota trucks (probably may others but I only know about the Toyota ones) called Pop-N-Lock or something like that. Quite a few buyers have been less than satisfied with them.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:59 AM   #9
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Re: Is there a KEY LOCK tail gate for these trucks ?

There is a way to do it. Mine will not open even with a crow bar.

Lets see if you can figure this one out. Its pretty simple my man...
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:10 AM   #10
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There is a way to do it. Mine will not open even with a crow bar.

Lets see if you can figure this one out. Its pretty simple my man...
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:13 PM   #11
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Ok, I just did not have a picture for you. As I said real simple, a tap and nice stainless bolt is all that is needed.

There is now way if I put 2 of these in that anyone could break into this with a nice locking canopy or tonneau cover with out going through some major effort. I am in the process of figuring out a theft deterant system that would be equally as difficult to get through.

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #12
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Well sh.. howdy.
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