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Old 12-03-2003, 08:15 PM
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Theft Proof?

I was needing on some advice to make my next truck theft proof. I got mine stole, and I did lock my doors. I got it back, but it was stripped of everything but the doors,bed, rear-end, and other small things(steerings sector, starter, etc.) They pryed the window and got in and pulled the dome light bulb out. I know thins b/c the window was lying in the neighbors yard. I have thought of puting switches to the fuel pump and starter, plus a good alarm. Any other suggestions?

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Old 12-03-2003, 08:54 PM
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:00 AM
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No such thing as theft-proof. Take proper care of your things Buy insurance and pray that the slime balls will not cross your path.
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theft proof

I use a battery cutoff and locking hood latch on my ride. It works pretty good no power no go.
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:38 AM
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I was just thinking about this issue today after I read this thread and came to the conclusion that it would be almost impossible to make your car theft-proof unless you came up with something completely original. First I thought "hey, you could just cut off the fuel, that would probably be the best way to do it" Not really though, if they really wanted to drive it away they could stick a gas can in the front seat, run some hose down to your fuel pump and fire it right up. An ignition can be "quick'n dirty" rigged up in probably 30 seconds. The only thing you might be able to do (and I thought this was a really cool idea) would be to design something that would lock your front brakes. That way, even if they got it started, the thing would just burn up the tires and make all kinds of noise. LOL, what do you guys think??

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Old 12-04-2003, 11:59 AM
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If they really want it then disabling it or making it make noise will never stop them. They'll just bring a wrecker with them, hook to it and be gone before anyone knows it's missing. They won't even care that an alarm is screaming.
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:18 PM
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Yup, that's what I figured. The only thing you cannot possibly get around is somebody hooking the damn thing. That leads us to another possiblity. What about a GPS system of some sort. I know it may sound a little over-board, but if you spend six years restoring a car and it gets yanked, you don't want insurance money, you want your car back! Anybody know if this is a viable option?

Just a thought-

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Something I saw in Russia: a two piece assembly that looks like a brick made of steel that locks 2 pedals (on my Dad's car these were break and gas). It weighs about 3-4kg, has a lock on the back side which prevents a thief to use large screwdriver to break it. There is no way to use the pedals with this monster on, also no chance of cutting it with a hack saw. I brought one over here to the States, but it doesn't fit my 67 Camaro pedals (too much apart). But if someone starts fabricating these, I will buy one.

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Killer, I don't think GPS is a bad idea.

I personally would go with Lo-Jack. I have been a firm believer ever since my buddy had his 93 Mustang Cobra stolen 2 years ago. He came out of the mall and his car was gone. He made one call and the car was found a half hour later driving down the freeway. The car was returned to him with only a busted window. Im sure the guy ***** his pants when 5 cops came out of no where and busted him. Just a thought! For the price of Lo-Jack compared to the price of your restored car (not to mention your time!) it is a good investment.
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Its pretty hard to make anything theft proof, nothing can be a sure thing. Do your best, but if a good thief wants your car....He's probably going to get it. I have a battery cut-out on my truck, hidden very well.

I do like the locked front brakes idea though.




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I think you just have to outsmart the thief. Somebody who steals cars for a living knows EXACTLY what they are looking for in terms of anti theft devices. THat's why I think you have to make a custom unit for your ride. SOmething they dont automatically know to look for. I actually still think the wheels idea is good because if you have a rear wheel drive car, you're going to be dragging tires trying to hook it up, and that's going to make noise. The other thing is, most pro jobs don't use wreckers because they're so obvious. People remember seeing a car towed. Another idea would be if you could get the car to start up, but then without a certain button or switch, it just keeps dying or running so bad you can hardly get it to go anywhere. SOmething that creates a huge vacuum leak or something like that. Nobody is going to piss around trouble-shooting your custom rig, they'll ditch the car.

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Old 12-04-2003, 05:29 PM
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I saw a rig on T.V that when the thief tried to open the door flame throwers shot them a nice big flame. Another funny idea would be running some kind of electrical current through you door handles or your whole car. Or go the redneck way and just sleep in your pickup or car with a gun or get a big dog and put it in your car.
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Old 12-04-2003, 06:06 PM
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well, the object is to keep your car from getting stolen without accidentally killing somebody who might borrow your car. Nice try though.

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