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Old 05-07-2010, 12:43 PM
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Mine is spewing more fluids these days. More so than Linda Blair. People run away and little kids cry. Pretty sure I'm safe from theft.
Well when it starts floating 4 feet above the driveway, you got a problem.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:00 PM
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Well when it starts floating 4 feet above the driveway, you got a problem.

Or you've moved to Nashville.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:43 PM
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Or you've moved to Nashville.

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Old 05-08-2010, 07:18 PM
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Tint your windows. I'm doing 5% limo black on all the rear windows and 35% on the front driver and passenger windows. Can't take what you can't see...
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:59 PM
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A big, black rottweiler works good for me to keep the riff-raff out. When he barks, people back up.

Don't even need to lock the doors when he's inside.

I do have a Rottweiler myself.

As for breaking in, the more rusty the truck is, the less you have to worry about truck being stolen. Who would want to have frame break into 2 pieces if on a getaway??
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:39 PM
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tuffy security console, gun safe, removable stereo face plate.

The cherokee is a little more 'showy' with it's bright red paint job/lift and tires. The waggy, by the end, wasn't something that looked like it was worth breaking into. I kept figuring that one day someone was going to leave a dollar or two under the window wipers.

They did Mike, and I got it both of them. Thank
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:53 PM
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I make a habbit of walking in and out of the house to the truck toting arms full of guns from time to time

My neighbors across the street used to try to start problems until they saw us getting ready to go out shooting one day. I guess the three of us in BDUs loading numerous shotguns, rifles, and pistols into my jeep was enough to scare them off.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:58 PM
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Its easy to make an FSJ secure: Large, high current, 5,000 volt power supply on an inverter hooked into the frame.


Seriously... I HAVE done this.

Not sure if anyone touched it or not but you can bet none of my stuff was taken

How about a write-up on that with a live demonstration? I knew a guy in college that would let people tag him with a cattle prod for fun....
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:23 PM
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I think my jeep comes across as something a crazy redneck would drive and if anyone messed with it they would get shot or beaten to death and buried in the back 40. I left an ipod that I got for free and didnt work on the dash for over a month with the doors clearly unlocked and sometimes with the window rolled down. Nobody ever touched it even though someones car was broken into with just 1 or 2 cds laying on the seat here.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:25 PM
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Tint your windows. I'm doing 5% limo black on all the rear windows and 35% on the front driver and passenger windows. Can't take what you can't see...

But the real crooks know that if you have tint that dark you are hiding something and if its worth hiding its worth stealing.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:48 PM
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I bought my GW from the dealership I work at, with no door keys. I tend to procrastinate a lot, so I still don't have door keys. I never lock it. I just try to not leave anything anyone would want in any of my vehicles. My old mustang was broken into 3 times, without much value to the theif. Haven't had problems in quite a while, but that might be because I make a habbit of walking in and out of the house to the truck toting arms full of guns from time to time

i do this on a reg base.I like to let the neighbors know what they might get if they go poking around where they are unwanted.i carry a gun on me everyday and when i come home from work i usually will wear it on the outside of my clothes when i get home.north carolina is an open carry state( i do have my con lic.) and if im on my own property no one can say a word.in my line of work its poss that at some point i will be in the line of danger and my wife might be as well. i dont mind people know i carry.makes me feel a little safer.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:56 PM
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That being said, electric fence jeep security, and loony toons shotguns tied to door handles is funny, just remember it's also illegal Don't want to see anybody disapear from IFSJA cuz they're doing a 20-30 year for negligent homicide.

Scaring people without threatening people however, is just fine. So I stick to that one
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:21 PM
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i once locked the keys in the truck while running. we had to break the window lock in the back to get in. It was a funny but scAry experience
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:59 AM
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Nothing too wild for my rig; most of the time it stays unlocked here at the house, but up at the college its locked up. The little black/silver handles on the end of the locking mechanisms, those are long gone on the back doors. Just the screw threads popping out of the door. So, I dropped some spent ammo over them, .30-06. I've got NRA and terrorist hunting permit stickers on it, that's good enough security for now. When and if I ever get later on into the build, I will be installing a camera system, both for spotting and in case anything ever happens while parked. For now though it's not worth the effort.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:45 AM
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Me and my brother in law were out riding quads, and upon riding back to the truck, I discovered that I had locked my keys inside. Literally, before I could look in my quad pack for my cell phone, he grabbed a piece of bailing wire from the back of my truck and unlocked the door...took him maybe 30 seconds...
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:41 PM
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I surround the nice one with my rust buckets, hoping the thief hasn't had a booster shot lately.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:02 AM
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...I left an ipod that I got for free and didnt work on the dash for over a month with the doors clearly unlocked and sometimes with the window rolled down. Nobody ever touched it even though someones car was broken into with just 1 or 2 cds laying on the seat here.
It's been a long time (things may have changed with all our electrical gadetry we have these days) but a previous GF worked for an insurance adjuster, the two most common reasons for vehicle breakins back then were change and ciggaretts.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:30 AM
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Apparently one of my friends, (I met him on here) but his J-Truck doesn't even have locks. Not there, none. None at all, ever. Never existed. He plans to ultimately replace the doors with some doors from a wag. Honestly, I was kinda shocked. A car without even locks is simply foreign to me.

I'd like to get some rifle racks... Frankly, I see somebody wearing street clothes trying to look "Gangsta" -- chances are I'm not going really trust them. They may be great people! Not gonna trust them. -lock the doors and stare...- I tend to try to avoid places... Downtown ghetto area of Norfolk and 90% of Portsmouth.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:46 AM
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How about a write-up on that with a live demonstration? I knew a guy in college that would let people tag him with a cattle prod for fun....

I get enough of that at work. Got hit with 15KV 2 days after I started working. The company and my boss are pretty good about safety stuff (we get yearly training, lockout proceedures, etc, etc) but working on stuff and building equipment I often have interlocks bypassed and stuff.
Once got shocked by a 480V circuit on a 60A breaker... I am lucky to be alive but amazingly all I got was a burn the size of a quarter and did not even fall off the ladder I was on... It was pretty painful though
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:15 PM
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But the real crooks know that if you have tint that dark you are hiding something and if its worth hiding its worth stealing.

Good point. I'll have tint that dark cuz I like to sleep in my vehicles...
Think anybody will try to steal me?
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