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Ideas on Where to Mount a Machete?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The Traveler, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    Allen102

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  2. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Novelty Item is the same as For Off-road Use Only. Those are weasel phrases used to provide a legal means for sale. Neither will be useful when defending a criminal charge against the owner. I'm glad the OP understands this distinction.

    I'd try mounting it behind the rear seat. It's hidden and easily accessed, but not from the driver's seat. It's also protected from the elements and secure.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    how about in the back of someones head ?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    I didn't ask whether or not you thought it would be a good idea if I should mount a machete in my truck...I asked where would be a good place for a mount if I wanted to mount it. I know plenty of people who take them camping and such, but leaving it in an exposed truck bed does not sit well with me. I leave my truck when I'm camping all the time to go hiking, shoot photographs, swimming, etc. All it takes is somebody nosy enough to snoop around my truck to find a lethal weapon. Hence why I want it mounted in the cab.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    It's got LSD man.....
    Sew a sheath into your bestop?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Vertically behind either seat? Machetes can be bought in Sears for $10, so it shouldn't be a hot item for thieves. I think your window tint sufficiently obscures against break-in.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    I like this idea...
     
  8. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    "Novelty item?"

    :D
     
  9. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Do eeet!! :D
     
  10. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    From what I read on the interwebs, novelty item = sex toy :eek:
     
  11. Oct 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    That's taking S&M to a new level.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    If you figure out a mount, I keep a tomahawk in access cab under driver side rear jump seat. Looking for a better alternative.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Move to Alabama....everything with guns and things with blades are legal there.
     
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    *Edit: Why the heck is the word 'Lowes' highlighted? I didn't do that.
     
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    Concealed, with easy access by driver, could equal a concealed weapon charge. It does where I live.

    Not concealed, easy access or not, could equal a break in to steal the shiny thing. It does where I live.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    And har har. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Oct 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    I will have none such British shenanigans in my machete thread.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2012 at 4:13 AM
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    He's from UK- it is spelled 'centre' there. Just like color is 'colour.'
     
  19. Oct 18, 2012 at 4:34 AM
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    What does your sheath look like?? I am thinking it has the strap around the handle to snap it shut? If it does and isn't just a slip on sheath then I would think wherever you mounted it you would be protected from the thing flying out and causing any injury.

    I would mount it to the side of the rear seat so it it accessible from the back door and out of sight from prying eyes...but also so it is completely legal in your state. That way it still holds its novelty use with your Zombie theme, can still be used in emergency situations and also is compliant with your laws.

    Just my .02 Either way I would really like to see the finished product, as you will see my Zombie truck soon enough as well!
     
  20. Oct 18, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    We must live in different worlds. I haven't had anything swiped from a pickup in 20 years, even when left, untied, lying in the bed. I do keep a lock and cable for when I need to leave the truck with useful things in the bed like a new, full, 40lb propane tank, or a field set of mechanics tools.

    If someone around here starting doing smash and grabs, they wouldn't last more that a few hours before either the police or concealed carry stopped them.

    For going camping, we would normally either grab a brush hook or a sling blade for weed control, and if firewood was an issue, a medium sized poulan chain saw and a splitting maul.

    If someone swipes a pick and shovel or such from my truck bed, I assume they got in a real jam and will bring the tools back with bottle of brown water.

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