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Bed Storage Locks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Lifeoffroad03, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Sep 15, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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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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  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:00 AM
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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. ;)
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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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..
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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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. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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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.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    I like this method.

    rep! sent

    if I remember correctly this method required trimming in order for the locks to work.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    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.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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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...:mad:
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    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..
     
  11. Sep 16, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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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
     
  13. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    uuuummm I don't get it. Am i missing something......
     
  14. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Yea...................................
     
  15. Sep 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    great. Thanks for the constructive input.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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    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. :confused:
     
  17. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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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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