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Old 02-04-2016, 06:13 AM   #26
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

it's pretty funny when you think just a basic 3-ott will stop a truck thief I'm thinking of just running a 4 on the tree with the Muncie and a reverse cable in the consol .Whether you pull it into a garage or a parking space it's only going forward even the thief that knows how to shift the 3 oot would be stopped and shaking his head
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:10 AM   #27
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It's not cheap but you could get a LoJack installed
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:27 AM   #28
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At least there is a cheap way to find it .

http://www.satphonestore.com/spot-tr...oogle_shopping

http://www.liveviewgps.com/equipment+tracking.html
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:55 AM   #29
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Now thats the way to go and affordable too. If a thief wants your truck bad enough they are gonna get it. I'm sure some of the nice trucks are most likely to be loaded onto a flat bed or into a trailer and nothing is going to stop that. The only preoblem with the trackers is controlling your temper and waiting for the Police. Too tempting to go get your truck back by means of force.

I have a two way Viper alarm and a door switch under the hood but that only works if i"m in range of the truck. Great for when your at home but not so good at events where you park far away. When I sell stuff on craigslist I make sure to have the item locked in my truck so the buyer sees me use the two way remote, even when I'm meeting them down the street from my house. I also have a full security camera coverage around my house so anybody stalking my truck is sure to see cameras everywhere. It's nice to be able to check on my truck using my smartphone to access my security cameras.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:39 PM   #30
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

Old kill switch ive used, install another high low beam switch on the floor and wire it into the nuetral safety switch. Another one of those things young people have no idea what it is. You can only slow down a unexperienced thief.

If recovery is what your after, you need a gps tracking unit tied into a second battery in the truck. A loud horn or siren that can be attivated by a key fob, the gps will only get you so close to where the truck is.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:00 AM   #31
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I don't want to give away my "secret starting procedures" (my wife doesn't even know how to start my truck), but I will say that I weld and/or engrave my drivers license number on my frame, inside fenders, bedsides, etc. so if it does get stolen I may have a better chance of finding it when it gets parted out on Craigslist.
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.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:06 AM   #32
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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)
I need one of those to leave in the cab!!
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:03 AM   #33
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I'm terrible at wiring, and about the best I came up with was a solid brake lock.
Forget the ones that loop around the steering wheel.
I mean the ones that ratchet the brake pedal up and make it useless.
Even so, these older vehicles got STEAL ME IT'S EASY written all over them.
My problem is five fold, as all my cars are older, and thus easier to steal
And I don't just have the truck, but a 67 Barracuda, a 67 and 68 Camaro and a Corvair sitting in the driveway.. the only one with some measure of safety is the El Camino with the locking steering shaft.
forgive me if I don't let anyone know my address as they sit out on a driveway
Other then the Camino with it's locking column, the rest can be shifted into neutral, and pushed down the street.

A few years back I invested in a box of these heavy duty brake locks with the tamper proof keys.. so far they've worked great.
The only good news for me is that currently I have neither a Classic Mustang, nor a Corvette.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:16 AM   #34
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it's pretty funny when you think just a basic 3-ott will stop a truck thief I'm thinking of just running a 4 on the tree with the Muncie and a reverse cable in the consol .Whether you pull it into a garage or a parking space it's only going forward even the thief that knows how to shift the 3 oot would be stopped and shaking his head
A while back I was pondering how hard it would be to fab up a 5 speed column shift. Where reverse is on 3ot would be 1st and then a 3rd gate to accommodate 5th and reverse. I thought it would be cool just because it was different, not because it would deter thieves.

My current plan is to get my muncie 465 in and add a gear vendor OD. To shift the O/D I want a second stick for high/low that comes from the transfer case location and twists around to be at had right next to the 4 speed knob near the drivers knee... again just to be different and make people scratch their head for a couple.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:01 AM   #35
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I'm terrible at wiring, and about the best I came up with was a solid brake lock.
Forget the ones that loop around the steering wheel.
I mean the ones that ratchet the brake pedal up and make it useless.
Even so, these older vehicles got STEAL ME IT'S EASY written all over them.
My problem is five fold, as all my cars are older, and thus easier to steal
And I don't just have the truck, but a 67 Barracuda, a 67 and 68 Camaro and a Corvair sitting in the driveway.. the only one with some measure of safety is the El Camino with the locking steering shaft.
forgive me if I don't let anyone know my address as they sit out on a driveway
Other then the Camino with it's locking column, the rest can be shifted into neutral, and pushed down the street.

A few years back I invested in a box of these heavy duty brake locks with the tamper proof keys.. so far they've worked great.
The only good news for me is that currently I have neither a Classic Mustang, nor a Corvette.
Not to derail this thread but man where can I see more on that El Camino?
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:48 PM   #36
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Not to derail this thread but man where can I see more on that El Camino?
Nothing special about it, it has the factory locking column.
Obviously a great idea for theft, but lacking the charm of the older models.

If you mean the car itself.. again, nothing special..
It needs a lot of work.
But then, that's the fun of these cars.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:41 PM   #37
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I have one built into the transmission so that it want come out of park like the late models.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:33 PM   #38
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I have a kill switch on my ford 7.3, i have it wired self arming after last door closes and will not start without it being turned on. It is essentially the same as a kill switch but it is disarmed with a wireless remote. I just ordered the same for my 67 and will be installing it this week. The benefit of a remote is that no one sees you reach for a switch. It is not the same as an alarm as I was surprised how quickly the alarm start inhibit circuit can be disabled. The wireless kill switch idea has worked really well for me and can be found on ebay for about $15
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:31 PM   #39
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I put an HEI in my truck. Simple trick is to disconnect the BAT/TACH plug when leaving the truck unattended.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:52 PM   #40
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I've had my truck for 10 years and hadn't really given it any thought until I recently put in a new motor and trans. Believe it or not someone pulled the doors off my shop and stole my first new motor off the engine stand, I had to buy another motor. I can unplug my MSD and coil wire for now but I plan to install a kill switch to the fuel pump asap.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:31 AM   #41
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If you are running a msd or something the same. Put a hidden toggle on the power wire. You can use a screw driver or any thing else to try and jump it. The motor will not run without a spark.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:36 AM   #42
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I've heard the pros have been known to use scanners to find trackers. Not sure how true that is, but the technology is available.

As others, it could still be flat-bedded, but one a few things I have and use is the removable Grant.

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Old 02-07-2019, 01:35 AM   #43
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I was thinking of using my factory cargo light switch as a kill switch, that way it is “hidden” in plain sight, instead of the typical aftermarket toggle switch under the dash. Any suggestions on the best way to wire this?
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:00 AM   #44
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Get one of these....problem solved.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:01 PM   #45
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

The problem is, if someone wants the truck, they will get it.

And these older vehicles, you bring a wire with alligator clips, you can bypass any ignition cut off. Battery cutoff? They bring a jumper box and jump it, and alternator runs it. Locking column? Disconnect the linkage at the trans or column and manual shift.

Removing a component to make it run is the best. Something ignition related.

I like the steering wheel removal kit from grant. Had one on an 80s toyota.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:20 PM   #46
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I like the sound of wiring in a switch to the fuel pump. In an LS swap, could you wire the switch into the fuel pump relay signal wire from the PCM? All it has to do is interrupt the continuity to the relay...
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:25 PM   #47
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Re: Anti-theft devices ideas and suggestions

A tow truck can steal most anything.

But, on mine. I have a fuel pump interlock, Lojack, an alarm, and a boot that I bolt on to the wheel. Then I park a late model vehicle in front of it.

Nothing is perfect, but you really have to want THAT vehicle.

A friend had his mint 66 Light Blue Chevelle 396 broken into at his locked steel storage place. They wrecked the dash and door TRYING to steal it but couldn't. Which is ironic because a 66 chevelle has the same lack of anti-theft that our trucks do!
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The NSS used to be misaligned on my truck, so i had to hold the shifter past park to get it to start. Wiring up a relay and button for the starter is pretty easy. Hook it up to whatever factory looking switch or button. I remember hearing about one that you had to sit in the seat a certain way, or it wouldn't start.

The only real theft deterrent is locking cab doors. You can open the hood, hot wire it, shift into drive, and steer all without the key.

Locking wing windows from a 73-87. Don't know exactly what year they started.

Pulling the coil wire is a quick easy way to make sure it doesn't start.

I'm sure anyone looking for a joy ride would have no idea they need to set the choke.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:27 PM   #49
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I went to Sedalia, Missouri back in the early '60's with a friend of mine. One of his relatives had a beautiful Light Grey or Silver '57 Oldsmobile hardtop that had a row of switches on a panel in the glove box. He showed us a lot of different things he could do by switching the different toggles into different positions. The one thing that I have always remembered is with one of the combinations he opened the drivers door and pushed on the horn button to start the car, with no key in the ignition. With all of the new small relays available today the combinations of things you could do would be endless.....

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I figure the rust and paint problems probably are sufficient deterrent for my truck.
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