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Building a console vault

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by cvillechopper, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Jan 4, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    red taco

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    did you bolt it down to the console or did you just slip it in? Very cool either way
     
  2. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    cvillechopper

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    Bolted down, absolutely. Had to get 2 bolts to replace the originals as it takes about 1/4" to 1/2" more. I tried to pull up on the box and it's dead solid. Thanks
     
  3. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    awesome job man!!!!! very kickass mod!!!
     
  4. Jan 4, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    very nice mod indeed. Glad it worked out for ya! Im so jealous..my 96 dosent have a center console.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    That looks awesome man... much better than the $200 costco one.... I'll have to think about doing this
     
  6. Jan 4, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    Looks nice with the carpet on top
     
  7. Jan 4, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    did you cover the bolt heads up with anything?
     
  8. Jan 4, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    thats definately cool...esp saving like $100 bucks and knowing that you built it yourself

    i'd love to have something like this in my truck...but my console is not conducive to holding many firearms...my g27 fits perfectly...but nothing bigger...i really should look into one that bolts to the floor tho
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009 at 3:47 AM
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    Not yet. I'm planning on buying some plastic caps at some point.

    My original plan was to build in a recess similar to the one in the console itself that allows the bolt heads to be below the bottom but that would have taken some of the strength from the design. If I went with a heavier gauge for the bottom and sides I would probably have gone ahead and done that.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    nice job looks good
     
  11. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    This is f**king awesome, I've been considering a mod like this since I got the truck and wanted a lockbox. I would just want mine to be totally concealed, no hinge or key hole visible, that way NO ONE can find it. But awesome build all together, two thumbs up.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    I almost did that. It would only require some cardboard used to build up the top around the hinge and taper down so the lock isn't recessed that much. then carpet over the whole thing leaving the area around the lock unattached. Personally, I like looking at it and thinking "Just try it, Punk!" but that's just me...
     
  13. Jan 8, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    My company is Console Vault, Inc. and we manufacture this very product. You can check it out on our web site: www.consolevault.com.

    We have patent protection on our products, so please be careful.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    I really don't see how someone posting up a home project to protect his stuff and posting pictures about the project is patent infringment. I could see you having a "possible" case if he were to start selling them but... BTW nice first post, what year is your Tacoma?
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    Given the very clear differences in both appearance and locking mechanism I don't think there would be a patent problem even if I were to sell them. It is simply a different solution to the same problem.
    I have no intent to sell these and was simply documenting my attempt to solve a problem and show others how they might do so themselves. Hopefully some have been given sufficient assurance that an individual can indeed do this with relatively basic equipment.
    I will reiterate the previous poster's comment that joining a forum simply to warn someone about possible patent infringement for an item they built themselves and have no intent to sell is very poor taste and will not gain you customers in this type of environment. If I could figure out how to change the title of the thread to Console "Lockbox thingy" I would so you don't get upset.
     
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  16. Jan 8, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    x3... oh well... great job on the console vau... (oops) console lockable storage compartment. :D
     
  18. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    I wouldn't let you change it bro. That's a fine console vault you built!!
     
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  19. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    just wait :evil:
     
  20. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Very nice job. I think I would have spray lined it but that's just me. I gotta say job well done.
     

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