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Don't laugh - Center Console Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boduck, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    boduck

    boduck [OP] New Member

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    Don't laugh - Center Console Mod

    After looking at the price of the center console safes and not wanting to drop that kind of dough on one, I decided to try and find a way to conceal my Glock and feel safe to leave it in the truck. After completion I offered a buddy $25 to see if he could find it. He got mad after about 15 minutes of looking and thought I was playing a joke until I showed him.

    So here goes...

    All I needed was some 1/4 inch foam, 1-1/2 foam, scissors, a sharpie, a razor knife, and some glue.


    Here is the center console straight from the factory.

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    With all my crap thrown in.

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    Now here is the center console with my mod.

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    Once again with all my crap thrown in.

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    And under the plastic board is the hidden compartment.

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    I just traced the bottom onto the foam, traced my gun on the 1-1/2 foam and then glued the ¼ to the bottom. Installed the foam into the bottom of the console and the factory plastic board bottom fits once again perfect. Not for a quick draw but I now have my gun with me all the time. Actually it is very easy to get to as you can just push on one end of the plastic board bottom and the other end comes up.
    Total cost about 4 bucks!
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Not bad simple but effective :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    RMAN808

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    i like it! good job OP :cool:
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    chris5255

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    Nice Job
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    TastyHuman

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    Great idea and very well done!
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I like it...great job!!! :)
     
  7. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well done!
     
  8. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    IndigoTac07

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    Good idea
     
  9. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    Thats awesome!
     
  10. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Nice, very clean outcome
     
  11. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Simple and effective :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    Now I will know where to look!
     
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  14. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    I like it !
     
  15. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Great idea. Another must do.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    you are my hero
     
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