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Old 12-30-2009, 05:55 PM
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As most of you know, i was recently robbed and had alot of things stolen from my truck. That being said, i'm tired of carrying my new ipod and gps around with me everywhere i go when i leave my truck.
I'm looking into making a "trap" (secret storage compartment easy to acess but hidden from sight in a sneaky location) to keep all of my things in that way i dont have to tote them around. There will not be anything illegal stashed in said "trap" at any point in time so no freaking out from the L.E.O.'s or anything. I'm just looking for ideas or info from anyone else that has made one or thought of a cool spot for one.

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Old 12-30-2009, 06:07 PM
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I'll have to think about this one.

In the mean time, have you considered a locking tonneau cover?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:14 PM
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I'll have to think about this one.

In the mean time, have you considered a locking tonneau cover?
i've thought about fiberglassing a cubby behind the glove box or taking out the cupholders on my shorty console and stashing things in that hole underneath them and snapping the cupholders back in.

yes i have considered that.. but i have a toolbox on the bed. and i dont particularly like the idea of my stuff locked in there in case of a leak or something.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:19 PM
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glove box?

What kinda center console you have now?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:23 PM
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glove box?

What kinda center console you have now?
i've got a shorty console at the moment.

and the glove box idea would basically be a hidden pocket behind the glovebox door.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:25 PM
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If your short console is like my full length console it is deep.

You could make a plastic piece to make a "trap" door so it only appears to be maybe 5" deep
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:26 PM
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you can get a metal console that locks and is like indestructible, they make them for police exploders so they'll work on rangers too
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:30 PM
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I see you have a 4-door and also saw you though about fiber glassing. What about using the storage cubbies in the rear doors and glassing a door on the top of them and installing a lock??

Behind the glove box may not work as when closed I am not too sure if there is much room behind it.

I think I know the console you have, it has a gap under the armrest part IIRC. What about making that space into a lock box and cover it in carpet so you cannot tell anything is there?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:30 PM
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Start looking for Jeep consoles. Like everyone that I have seen has been lockable and durable looking because, well, Jeeps are easy to break into.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:47 PM
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ill see if i can find the post over at f150.com there was a dude that made his arm rest a hide all and it looked like a arm rest/seat
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:13 PM
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How about about something like this: http://www.jcwhitney.com/Tailgate_St...0;2012889;0;0#
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:41 AM
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All your suggestions are coming together pretty well. I'm drawing a few things up to see what might work best, or... Make one of each.lol

Tom, I like your idea.. But do you know if it'll hold up to getting run over when I load the wheeler and motorcyle in the bed?
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:58 PM
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all it says is that it is durable ABS plastic...not sure how much abuse it could take...
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:12 PM
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first off we need to do the other door lock mod you your truck lol give me a call and ill tell ya what i mean lol
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:13 PM
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a freind of mine has a 1995 extracab, he installed a locking gun safe....it has the pushbutton 4 digit code, he bolted it to the back floor under his jump seat, it fits good and unless you reallly look at it you cant tell its a gun safe. its padded so your stuff doesnt bounce around, and its secure they cant physically rip it out of the truck, but you can open it and simply unbolt the two or three bolts, you decide how you want to secure it. when its not in the vehicle you can mark, and drill the holes needed for bolting it down.
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