Introduction: Keep People From Breaking Into Your Truck
What's wrong with this picture?^^^
No way to lock the tailgate. To get in someone could basically just rip open the tailgate.
I'm gonna make it harder for them.
Keeping honest people honest since.... Um... A while.
Step 1: I Need Chain. and a Hookie Thing
I like this twisted stuff for a couple reasons. Mostly cuz it bolts to stuff nice. It's not über strong... But it will be strong enough for this
Step 2: These Are the Tools You Need to Remove the Bolts in Your Bed
The last 2 are to bend the chain links
Spray on bed coating
I use rust-oleum
Step 3: Take Off a Link.
Put it on the torx bolt that holds the tailgate access panel on
Step 4: I Painted It So It Would Match My Truck
(The link of chain)
Step 5: Cut a Length of Chain and Bolt It to the Tie Down
Put a clip on the end of the chain.
It's that simple. In the second pic you can see the length of chain on the tailgate too. Where the clip will attach when your tailgate is "locked"
Step 6: Here's What It Looks Like "locked"
Step 7: This Is As Far As the Tailgate Opens When "locked"
Step 8: Now Maybe I Can Sleep Better
Knowing that it's slightly harder for someone to break into my truck when my cap is locked.