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Old 02-07-2019, 03:28 PM   #51
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

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I keep mine in a locked garage at home, and I also have 2 big dogs outside that don't like nonsense. As far as the truck itself I have my electric fuel pump on a switch that's pretty hard to find, with the ole BB427 it won't make it very far on the fuel in the carb.
(The one on the pillow weighs 235 pounds)
Jason,
I was feeling tired while I was reading this thread. Your dogs are big, but they look like good old dogs to me. Something tells me they would let me crawl right into that big pillow/bed, and then join me for an afternoon nap.

I'm heading for the couch right now.

Best theft protection I've heard about so far.

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Old 02-07-2019, 04:31 PM   #52
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:37 AM   #53
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A battery kill switch is what I'm using and my female German shepherd "Nikki"
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:57 AM   #54
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I look at this from this perspective , I do not believe you are going to stop anyone who really wants your truck. So that being the case , have a hidden GPS locator on it. at least you could track it down.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:35 PM   #55
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True that. If they want it they'll take it. Gpa is probably best for recovery.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:44 PM   #56
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If you just took a "Selfie"... nobody's going to steal your truck!



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Old 02-11-2019, 08:58 PM   #57
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True that. If they want it they'll take it. Gpa is probably best for recovery.
Dam auto correct GPS , not. GPA
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:27 PM   #58
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Now that's an idea I haven't seen before. I also like the BrakeLock idea. I've seen some generic ones on summit before but I don't know how long it would hold pressure, it may bleed back through eventually.

The stuff I've done to mine I know will slow someone down. I would bet any of us could look at another member's truck that has a secret and have a least a little trouble getting it going.
You can't use those. They are only designed for racing and the solenoid will melt after a short period of time. You need the actual Micro-Lock that has a lever on it. These are 100% mechanical and activate by pushing the brake pedal down and then flipping the arm. Acts just like having your foot on the pedal. I got one out of a junk yard that I want to look into hooking into my front brakes for winching operations since I have a manual trans.

Micro-Locks are still available new but are around $400 now since they had to add a bunch of stupid safety things to them. They are also no longer legal for instalation as an emergency brake since a hydraulic failure would render it useless. You used to see them alot on medium duty trucks like the power companies bucket trucks.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:48 PM   #59
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I don't have any anti-theft devices currently (except the 3 speed trans) but I have thought about adding a relay that must me turned on manually to send power to the starter. And have it direct power to an extra loud horn if somebody tries to hotwire it without turning on the relay.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:20 AM   #60
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

I don't have the stock bolt for the 3ott shifter, so I can just put the truck in gear, take out the bolt and take the shifter with me.
There are also some bolts/screws for the steering wheel alignment that the previous owner replaced with ones that can screw out by hand, from the outside of the steering wheel (instead of being tightened inside, on the column). Remove these, and the thief won't be able to turn the wheels.
Also, for anyone who didn't know, if you leave your windows open by just a tiny bit, they are much more difficult to break.
If I had the pedal e-brake, I would probably make the release lever removable and carry it with me.
I have remote central locking, but I have not installed the immobilizer or the siren yet, as I only recently got door jamb switches.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:10 AM   #61
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

I just remembered my truck had an alarm system when I got it. There was a large siren on the drivers side fender. Door jamb switches and a micro switch for the hood. Activated by a keyed switch in the fender.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:06 AM   #62
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Battery switch
Fuel pump switch
If you're bagged, lay the frame and add a compressor switch
Hidden GPS, just in case
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:14 PM   #63
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Great thread. I have an electric fuel pump with the switch in plain site. I think I will fix that. Also, I saw a post about the removable grant - I had one on an RX-7 years ago and found the car broken into and rolled back into the street one morning. I'm assuming the grant saved me that day. Make sure to take the wheel inside!

Here is my current deterrent. Park another truck in front of the one you love the most!
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:53 AM   #64
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:57 AM   #65
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Here is my current deterrent. Park another truck in front of the one you love the most!
This is what I do. Park my newer cars behind my truck and set the alarms on them. Plus I have a club on the steering wheel, 4 dogs that go ballistic if someone comes around, and .357 reasons not to mess with my stuff.

Of course this only works at home. When I'm out, I just try to park it where I can see it, put the club on the wheel, and lock it. Not the greatest but I live in a very small town. People know me and my truck. If I didn't see someone trying something with it. Someone else probably would.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:42 AM   #66
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I figure the rust and paint problems probably are sufficient deterrent for my truck.
I was waiting for someone to say this. So I don't need to worry, 4 speed, choke. But I live in a town where this hardly happens.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:48 PM   #67
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This is how they roll in South Africa! Apparently they can legally install flamethrowers
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:49 PM   #68
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:53 PM   #69
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I had a customers blazer broken into years ago with the steering column busted out so they could jack it.. Funny thing was, the engine was inside the shop on a stand
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:15 AM   #70
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I had a customers blazer broken into years ago with the steering column busted out so they could jack it.. Funny thing was, the engine was inside the shop on a stand
They could have at least fixed the engine and mounted it back in before they try steal it. Bet you would have been impressed then ha
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