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Old 09-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Alright so this isn't much of a mod but so far i haven't seen it and it was cheap so I thought I would post. Keep in mind that I wouldn't trust valuables in here but it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that my tie downs and bungees are safe.

I'll post better pictures soon. This was my cheap ass cell phone. All they are are 5 dollar file cabinet locks from home depot. Took about 10 minutes to get it all together.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:00 AM   #2
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If you like this mod, you do not need to drill a new hole for a lock. There are locks that will fit the holes of the "thumb locks" from the factory. Just take one out and go to home depot or lowes and find one that will fit.
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If you like this mod, you do not need to drill a new hole for a lock. There are locks that will fit the holes of the "thumb locks" from the factory. Just take one out and go to home depot or lowes and find one that will fit.
Hmm . i kind of like this idea.. Rather than modify the thumb locks, like the other way its done. just drill a hole..
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Hmm . i kind of like this idea.. Rather than modify the thumb locks, like the other way its done. just drill a hole..
There is no modification to the thumb locks- you just unscrew it, then screw in a new lock. More of a factory look to me, but if you want to drill a hole in your cover go ahead.
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There is no modification to the thumb locks- you just unscrew it, then screw in a new lock. More of a factory look to me, but if you want to drill a hole in your cover go ahead.
You can do this but then you would need one in each hole. I tried it and if you only put one lock in you can still bend the plastic open. I didn't want 2 locks on each.
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I like this method.

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There is no modification to the thumb locks- you just unscrew it, then screw in a new lock. More of a factory look to me, but if you want to drill a hole in your cover go ahead.
if I remember correctly this method required trimming in order for the locks to work.
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I like this method.

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if I remember correctly this method required trimming in order for the locks to work.
You would have to drill the holes out a tad. There is only one size diameter lock at Home Depot and it wouldnt quite fit the existing holes. I'll post more pics when it is on the truck and to be honest it looks pretty clean. looks factory.
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You can do this but then you would need one in each hole. I tried it and if you only put one lock in you can still bend the plastic open. I didn't want 2 locks on each.
I have thought about this mod, and figured it would take two locks to work. Even then they could still pry it pretty easy... and they might just because its locked...
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I have thought about this mod, and figured it would take two locks to work. Even then they could still pry it pretty easy... and they might just because its locked...
Yeah but it keeps the honest people honest and at least im not giving my stuff away. Like i said i wouldn't keep my life savings in it but its nice to know the average person walking by cant take my tie downs. Also, it was such an easy and cheap mod why not..
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Or, you can consider a serious lockable storage option...

Check the link below...

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/bd/p-23...y-lockbox.aspx
I love the extra space that provides. Im just gonna wait until i can afford the tri fold bed cover. I need it for my 4x4 stroller
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The stroller has to go in the back!!! But if an item can fit in the little compartment, why not put it in the cab somewhere??????? A little more secure DUH!!!! A serious lockable storage option? LOL
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The stroller has to go in the back!!! But if it can fit in the little compartment, why not put it in the cab somewhere??????? A little more secure DUH!!!! A serious lockable storage option? LOL
uuuummm I don't get it. Am i missing something......
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great. Thanks for the constructive input.
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The stroller has to go in the back!!! But if an item can fit in the little compartment, why not put it in the cab somewhere??????? A little more secure DUH!!!! A serious lockable storage option? LOL
It would seem harder for the thief to steal anything out of that security box vs breaking into the cab of the truck to steal something.
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How bout we just take it as it is...an easy budget mod to keep people from walking away with some of your shit with no effort. Yeah, 2 locks more secure, 185.00 even more space & more secure. Past that, some damn fool will try to get into anything locked no matter how good it's locked or just steal the whole damn truck. There's always some shinier better more expensive options. This is another option, it's all about options. Thanks for posting the mod.
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