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Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:03 am

Anybody know where I might be able to pick up left and right strike plates (point where tailgate handle closes onto... They sit inside the load-box) for an '85 model hilux?

I haven't been able to track them down any spares places in Cape Town. Toyota has one, left strike plate, which they have quoted me R490 on


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Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:14 am

If you can manage to find someone with an 85 maybe speak nicely to them and have there's copied and and machined
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Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:41 am

Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:If you can manage to find someone with an 85 maybe speak nicely to them and have there's copied and and machined
Awesome suggestionImage I think I'll spend the rest of my week stalking other hilux owner's load boxes with my phone and measuring tape

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Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:16 am

I might have some for you. I've removed my tailgate and have a full door canopy on. Take a pic so I know what I'm digging for in the Empire of Junk under the workbench
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:22 pm

Hey Nic that is great news! I've been driving around looking for a hilux that would have the same tailgate striker plates but unfortunately haven't found one yet- so no photograph to send you right now.

The attached pic is just where I'm guessing it is fixed to the load-bed.

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Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:24 pm

I will keep looking for one to take a photo of...


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Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:10 pm

Do you have the import bin like this one?
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:15 pm

I will keep looking for one to take a photo of...


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Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:21 pm

It will be this old shape .....
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:39 pm

Nope guys- this is the back, handles on either side

This is where the strike plate fixes to the load box...
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:17 pm

That's a '88 / '91 loadbody. The clip is the easiest thing in the world to make up with a couple of pieces of 20 x 5mm flat bar. Basically it's just a flat section with two holes that bolt onto the body and a ½ curled end.

Make up both sections (slightly longer than required) with the curls so that you are satisfied they are gripping well enough to the latches. Once you have them latching properly, hold them into position to mark the holes (8mm IIRC) - just drill the holes 2mm tighter towards the curl - trim off the excess behind the holes and round off the edges so that they don't hook on anything that you may load up, - red oxide u-coat and spray / paint black and fit.

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Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:43 pm

I found them, but ya, you have a different load bin
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Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:31 pm

Sounds like I'd be able to make those actually, thanks for that. I really would like to have a picture of them though, so it looks more or less like the original.

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Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:33 pm

No sweat, thank you for the offer in any event. Looks like I'll be making them up

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Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:42 am

niclemaitre wrote:I might have some for you. I've removed my tailgate and have a full door canopy on. Take a pic so I know what I'm digging for in the Empire of Junk under the workbench
Hi Nic what spares do you have on the tail gate to take over from you?
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Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:33 am

I've got a tail gate, the hinges, the strike plates and the tail gate supports.
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Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:49 pm

niclemaitre wrote:I've got a tail gate, the hinges, the strike plates and the tail gate supports.


Nic please send WhatsApp to me with price 08two 87four6 327
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:14 am

That number is not registered with Whats App apparently. 072 four nine two 5315
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:45 pm

Lid wrote:Anybody know where I might be able to pick up left and right strike plates (point where tailgate handle closes onto... They sit inside the load-box) for an '85 model hilux?

I haven't been able to track them down any spares places in Cape Town. Toyota has one, left strike plate, which they have quoted me R490 on Image
Incase anyone is wondering what they look like, here's a picture from the left back someone else's bakkie.
I'm still looking to buy some!Image

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Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:37 pm

niclemaitre wrote:That number is not registered with Whats App apparently. 072 four nine two 5315
Nic you have got the wrong nr.It is 082 eight seven four six three 27
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:35 pm

OK. This is different from the one's that I am familiar with. Could still be made up though.
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