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Old 10-29-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #2
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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
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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.
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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

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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.

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.
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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...
A Foreman grille will go nicely in there!
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Well....on my ZX5, the lower rear seat section hinges upward. There's plenty of space along the edges to hide a small gun. Would be difficult to get to in a pinch, however.

Here's another idea for a small gun....totally stealth mod. The driver door pocket on my car has a cup holder at the rear edge. Without a cup in there, I could slip my Beretta .25 between the cup holder edge and the outside edge of the pocket. To stealth the setup..get a plastic soda bottle, and cut the middle section out on one side.....but leave the bottom of the bottle un-cut. That way when you pull up the fake bottle, it would pull the gun out also. It would take a few mods to make the bottle strong enough....but doable I think.
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thats cool as hell.
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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.
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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.....
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