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  • Anonymous

    They need to check the scrap dealers.

    • Bill Cat

      It’s not about scrap, tailgates don’t weigh much. It’s about reselling them to those who don’t have several grand for a new one.

      • Anonymous

        This. Its the same reason people will break into a car and ignore the stereo…preferring to grab the steering wheel (and undeployed airbag) instead.

        I’d bet money the thief is trying to sell them to repair places. They buy the tailgate for $100, charge the insurance company $2000.

  • Anonymous

    Better check Craigs List? Why tailgates?

    • County Escapee

      Unlike fenders, headlight assemblies and other body shop items, tailgates require no wrenches (if that’s where they’re headed).

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a tailgate party to me

  • Anonymous

    Well now, I have heard of tailgating, but this is a new version, what in hell will they think of next, I guess it may be easier than the muffler catalyst.

    • Bill Cat

      I think you just coined a new name for the whole deal: “Tailgating.”

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty funny. At $2,000 per tailgate it is no wonder they are a target.

    Oh, BTW is that why all these old white pick-ups have different color tailgates?

  • Anonymous

    I thought I needed a new tailgate for my Ford since they are now made of tin foil, but I’m not paying $2000 for one. I’ll just keep my dented one.

  • Guest

    Maybe the local (neighborhood) scrapper thief was down that way … he has a different tailgate this week on his truck.

  • Bill Cat

    Oh, look what the BDN done done now — quick, get a padlock on that tailgate or it won’t be there come morning. Every skeezer and weasel in downtown Bangor running around with a tailgate on his shoulder… “But I found it in the bushes, honest!” AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

    • Anonymous

      You don’t need a padlock on later model trucks.
      This type of theft has been going on for years. That is why tailgates have locks now. Did you think it was to prevent someone from stealing the contents of an open truck bed?
      “Oh, look! That tailgate is locked. Darn! We can’t reach over the side now>”
      And it’s not just the BDN. Other papers have run this story. Also, would you rather be uninformed, so when YOUR tailgate is stole, you can blame the media for not alerting you to this type of theft so you can take steps to prevent it?
      Don’t hang the messenger.

      • Bill Cat

        Agreed, really nothing new. Just poking fun at the media is all…

        • Anonymous

          Ok Sure seems to be wound a little tight..

  • Anonymous

    Sounds a bit over priced to me, 2k for a tail gate, I guess the net would have to do.

    • Anonymous

      It’s more like $500. You can get them through a dealer for around $400, but then you have to pay to have it painted.

  • Anonymous

    $2K, Arundel Ford must have an easy insurance company!!!

  • Anonymous

    start watching for a lot of tailgate parties

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