Lockable tailgate handle 2008 Ford Ranger

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:28
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Hi all
I have a 2008 XLT Dual cab and have just fitted a canopy. I want to lock the tail gate handle. There are parts available for the new Ranger but not for the older models. Has anyone managed to find a way to lock the tailgate? Pointless having a canopy that locks and not the tailgate. Cheers Jack
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Reply By: Bushpig 1 - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 14:48

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 14:48
Well seems I have purchased a lemon. Ford do not make any form of locking mechinism and the canopy people have not made the glass long enough to go over the tail gate. I screwed so I now have to sell this piece of crap and get something else.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 15:57

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 15:57
Think outside the square.
Fit a couple of largish slide bolts (one either side,inside the tray) and padlock them locked when necessary. Much cheaper than trading up.

If you were going to fit a canopy sometime in the future, perhaps you should have checked that the tailgate was lockable before you bought.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: auzinomad - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 18:31

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 18:31
Check the Mazda BT50 ? for a similar tailgate lock.
I remember someone on one of the Ford Forums doing just what you want.


Ron
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Follow Up By: auzinomad - Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 12:32

Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 12:32
Try this site
http://newranger.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=869&hilit=px+tailgate+lock

You may need to log in/ join


Ron
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 18:34

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 18:34
Haven't you watched any of Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean episodes? He just put a hasp and staple lock on the Mini.....(;-))


Cheers
Pop
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Reply By: Bushpig 1 - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 15:56

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 15:56
Thanks everyone. I have contacted the canopy manufacturer and they have have told me that the canopy has been incorrectly installed. They will rectify it for free. Good news.


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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 16:01

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 16:01
Jack,

Sounds like you have your problem sorted?

Just on Wolf4x4 website, and they have a tailgate lock for rangers, called a "Trucklok". $265.

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Follow Up By: Bushpig 1 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:27

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:27
Thanks Bob Y
Will send in an order soon. Much appreciated.
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