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bluefront 10-29-2008 01:30 PM

Security lock-box for the trunk....
 
I've been looking for something like this for a while....a lock-box that I can secure in the trunk, and take along with me to a motel or someplace. This one does it...from Best Buy, a Honeywell Digital #3040D, $60.

This one holds my Thinkpad, my .357 in it's case, a camera, radar detector, and still has some room left. I had to construct the custom interior (foam panels, Velcro, felt, and duct tape). This interior pulls out if you need more room. It came with one sheet of egg-crate foam (I used that on the top panel).

It also comes with a cable you can use to secure it......It will loop around one of the metal loops on the back of my seats (ZX5). Or you could permanently secure it to the back of a seat with a bunch of sheet metal screws. This is going to work good.....You open it with a few buttons, or a key. Has AA batteries for the Digital programmable lock. I like it.

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Noob4Life 10-29-2008 06:41 PM

Nice, I've been looking for either a locking glove box or center console but there doesn't seem to be anyone that's made one. This seems like a good alternative if I didn't have my subs haha

captcurt_18 10-30-2008 12:23 AM

carl, your trunk is WIRED! you have it hooked up with everything possible. I think the next thing you put in is a grill so you can make burgers on the go.

Noob4Life 10-30-2008 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by captcurt_18 (Post 2419793)
carl, your trunk is WIRED! you have it hooked up with everything possible. I think the next thing you put in is a grill so you can make burgers on the go.

That made me LoL

LOL

bluefront 10-30-2008 06:38 AM

Heh.....you'd be quite surprised what you can find that just plugs into a 12V outlet. I'll bet you could find a hamburger grill even. But I made a pledge when I got this Focus. NO EATING IN THE CAR......not even food. [:p]

Seriously, not having to deal with stupid amps and monster speakers, my trunk is big enough for useful stuff. This lock-box will only be in there occasionally. The only thing I carry full-time that takes up trunk-space is a tool pouch.....an absolute necessity for me, being the paranoid person I am.

bdnld4482 11-04-2008 09:27 AM

thats cool as hell.

BradWhite 11-04-2008 09:57 AM

Is there any way possible to bolt it down? A simple pair of bolt cutters will cut the cable and then the lock-box and everything in it will be gone.

I need to do this myself. I carry a gun and when I arrive some place I can't wear it I'm forced to leave it in my car. These "no gun zones" are the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. They only inconvenience law abiding citizens; like some psycho with a gun is going to read a sign and say "oh damn, I guess I can't go on my killing spree here". No, instead it leaves me inside, unarmed and unable to protect myself or those around me when that psycho walks in and starts shooting.

Oops sorry, way off topic but it just pisses me off to no end.

I had a lock-box in my Stealth and I did manage to get it bolted down so they couldn't walk away with the box and my gun.

bluefront 11-04-2008 10:15 AM

Yeah it could be solidly mounted using bolts or screws to the back of the seat. Of course you'd have to drill holes, and it wouldn't be removable any longer. You could make a quick release setup I guess.

I found another box I might permanently mount.....

nepafocus03 11-04-2008 10:43 AM

if you dont care about getting a flat you could hide one where the spare goes, under the mat thing. no one owuld ever know its there.

BradWhite 11-04-2008 10:48 AM

Yeah, we bought two new cars this year and I have to get off my butt and get a lock-box installed in both. I'm also going to look at possible places to simply conceal something behind an interior panel or what not. So many of the panels just pop off and on and there's an amazing amount of space behind some of them.


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