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Old 10-30-2015, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: Hand Gun Vault ideas for Ranger?

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Get a ammo can and bolt it to the floor behind the drivers seat, you can put a regular padlock on them I think that should be pretty secure and cheap!
That's a real good idea epicelite.
Bolting down a steel box with a heavy duty padlock sounds much better than some of the "TSA approved" lock boxes I have seen.
This project is on my mind...I was at Bass pro shop last night checking out a couple car vault models that I have seen online...
I just don't trust that a 2 bit criminal who can break into my truck, would not have the tools and skill to pick those little file cabinet locks, or just cut the cable and run.
I am thinking that one way or another, I need to cover the lock box with a blanket, or something like that.

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Old 10-31-2015, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: Hand Gun Vault ideas for Ranger?

they don't have one for a ranger but they do have some that may work for you.

http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Con...sole_vault.htm
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:54 PM
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they don't have one for a ranger but they do have some that may work for you.

http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Con...sole_vault.htm
All those models. and nothing for the Ranger...
But shoot, they are expensive...I can't tell how good the lock is, maybe a pry bar would snap it open?

I like the location in the center console, but I might have to find my own lockbox that would fit inside, maybe figure out a way to padlock and then possiby bolt it down all the way thru the seat.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:59 PM
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Yeah I have the one for the Tacoma. It's like anything else it will only stop a good person
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:52 AM
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I finally got around to doing this project.
I decided to install a locking drawer under the seat of my 98 Ranger.
While I don't plan on keeping valuables in there for very long, I think it's better than nothing, and total cost of the vault and hardware was $65.00.
I set it back under the seat to keep it out of sight.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:49 AM
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Looks good!
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:48 PM
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Looks good!
Thanks whiskeymike!
A couple more pics attached.
I had to cut down L-brackets, I couldn't find anything specific made for the Ranger.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:54 PM
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Nice work! Where did you get the drawer? I'd like to do something like this.
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Hand Gun Vault ideas for Ranger?

that's awesome, wouldn't mind one for myself!
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:00 AM
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Default Re: Hand Gun Vault ideas for Ranger?

The easiest way to avoid gun theft is to keep the truck's interior free of things to see and steal. If a thief sees nothing to steal, he'll move on......nobody steals Rangers, but smash and grabs are getting popular.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:36 AM
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I keep mine in my console and never leave it behind when I go in somewhere.
+1000

I treat mine like a cell phone. Just think if you got a call and you had to un lock a box to answer a call. When in the wifes civic it tucks nicely between console and driver seat. When in the saturn it sits above the radio in that little compartment. In the dodge it sits in the compartment under the radio within reach in all situations. When I leave the car it goes in the AG about 4:30 in my pants.
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