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Undercover SwingCase - how to secure

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mattg43, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    mattg43

    mattg43 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    SwingCase, driver side. PVC Bike rack. Aftermarket stereo.
    Want to get one of these installed for some storage in the bed, waterproof, lockable etc.

    They are designed to fit under a tonneau cover, but I would like to use this in the truck without a cover, but I have to figure out a way to keep it from being easily removed.


    This is how it attaches:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/general-automotive/37815-undercover-swing-case.html

    I want to figure out how to attach it to keep it secure enough to leave stuff in it, like tow straps, tie downs, etc. I will not keep expensive stuff in there. Basically, an alternative to putting lock cores in the factory storage bins, with a bit more waterproof storage.

    Thoughts on securing the open lift-up hinges?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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  3. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    Looks like there is a hole for a lock so it can't swing out or be removed.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Correct, and I forgot to mention that earlier - thanks for that!

    I was trying to think of another method that did not involve a lock at all - like drilling and tapping the "stud" that the hinge sits on, then using security bolts to hold it in place, allowing a 3 minute (with correct tool) removal.

    I have been racking my brain for a couple days, and the lock is probably where it will end up... but for now, it is my fall back plan.

    Thanks!
     
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