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Console Lock Box

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cory1282, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    cory1282

    cory1282 [OP] Member

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    Saw several of these for the second generation, but nothing for the first generation Tacoma, so decided I would give it a try. I basically removed the lower console plastic tray, then made a lock box that fits inside of it. Wasn't too hard to do since I had the plastic insert to use a a template. Final product turned out pretty nice. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

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  2. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    good job!
    why wouuld you leave your CCW in your truck & not on your person?
     
  3. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    RideFast

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    Very nice, is that the ruger 9mm or .380?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Its a Ruger LCP .380 and it is usually in my pocket, but cant take it everywhere. now when I go somewhere i can't take it i don't have to worry about someone stealing it.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Impressive! Nice job
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    innovative - I may have to duplicate, with your permission, of course. :)
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    You def. have my permission. I got he idea from someone on here who made one for there 2nd gen, so just passing it on.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    what did u make this from? fiberglass?
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Made from steel plate 1/16" thick. Not very thick, but very strong when welded together in a box. Then I just covered with sticky back felt from a local craft store.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    it was hard to tell with the paint, came out great man
     
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Nice work!
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Any plans to start manufacturing them as a side business?
     
  14. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    How can u get ahold of one of these for a 2nd gen?
     
  15. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Nice job! The finished assembly looks clean. I'm in a similar position, and have limited options.

    When I searched for console lock boxes, I only found them available for 2nd Gen Tacos. As if 1st Gen drivers don't carry!

    Keep me posted if you decide to make more.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    45acp

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    My only suggestion would be to make the top of the box out of thicker metal. Looks like you could pry/bend the door open with a screwdriver?
     
  18. Jun 22, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    Thanks. I actually looked into making the top out of thicker metal, and was worried about the same thing you mentioned. Once its all together it is actually quite strong. I'm not going to say it can't be pried open with the right tool, but its strong enough to withstand a typical screwdriver. Any determined thief will get in, but not your typical smash and grab. Thanks again.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Sent you a PM on these. I'd love to buy one if you have more of them. It would cost me more to make one than to just buy one. Let me know if you have any that you would sell.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    Icons, Camburg and custom stuff......
    Ive been thinking about making on of these.
    Im glad someone else did it first it dosen't seem to hard.
     
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