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Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337395 Thu Dec 12 2019 02:21 PM
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For a determined thief there is nothing you can do. For the casual thief, a stick shift might be enough also a floor emergency brake lever. The lighted area and out front is a good idea. I have gone to Kansas City for the last 9 years in my 1954 3100 and I have pulled the coil wire slightly, I have installed an alarm system that I found only last a few minutes and is a parasitic draw on the battery.


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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
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Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337398 Thu Dec 12 2019 02:36 PM
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I like the idea of putting a gps tracker on your vehicle. I just did a search and they are inexpensive. If someone does manage to figure out how to get away with your ride you can find it.


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Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337403 Thu Dec 12 2019 03:59 PM
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Pulling the rotor button was my go-to...before I updated to HEI smile

Personally, what would worry me more is someone pulling up with a flatbed trailer and a winch. That would be a super easy way to steal a stovebolt. A GPS tracker, parking in well-lit lots with cameras close to the front desk, and a quick dis-able of the ignition system sounds like a good combo to me.

Could you rig up a second ignition switch in a hidden place, that when switched off would disable cranking?

Last edited by Green_98; Thu Dec 12 2019 04:00 PM.

-Patrick
1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 / 4-speed / 4:11 / Commercial Red

Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337420 Thu Dec 12 2019 06:46 PM
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I'm with Evan. Your potential for problems is pretty small. Who could even get your truck started and moving in the first place? Maybe some old geezer like me, and what would I do with it after I stole it. not me

@RonR First time I had my newly painted Model A pickup at a grocery, I was standing there talking with an admirer and some air-headed lady smacks the fender with her door. I yelled at her, but there wasn't much that could be done about the paint chip in the fender. frown ohwell

Last edited by klhansen; Thu Dec 12 2019 06:46 PM.

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First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337449 Fri Dec 13 2019 12:25 AM
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Gentlemen, please stay on topic. Thanks


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337459 Fri Dec 13 2019 01:47 AM
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I suggest the GPS tracker.
I just put two guys in jail (Soon to be prison)
They stole a 1938 truck...
Then returned and stole a 1965 Mustang .
Both using a car carrier trailer!
I put a GPS tracker in the Mustang hoping to lead me to the 1938 truck...
They stole the Mustang and I tracked them 40 miles away.
I did recover the truck, mustang, and a Harley!
GPS works Great..
Todd
****Different companies offer a variety of trackers.
The one I use has a Geo-Fence I can set up ( if it moves outside the said Geo-fence) you get an alert on your phone & Email. I usually set up a 100' fence. They are dead accurate. (The Mustang was within 20' of the GPS on the Suspect's property)..the 38' truck was 50' from the Mustang I put GPS under the dash!!

Last edited by Shaffer's1950; Fri Dec 13 2019 03:34 AM.
Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337471 Fri Dec 13 2019 03:10 AM
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Any suggestions about a specific GPS tracker? Do they make them to signal you if the truck is moved 10 feet or do you have to get up, see no truck and start tracing it?


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337479 Fri Dec 13 2019 05:06 AM
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How about using "The Club" on your steering wheel? Is that device not considered effective?


Last edited by Gord&Fran; Fri Dec 13 2019 05:06 AM.

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Re: road trip secure
Wally / Montana #1337494 Fri Dec 13 2019 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
Any suggestions about a specific GPS tracker? Do they make them to signal you if the truck is moved 10 feet or do you have to get up, see no truck and start tracing it?

Read Shaffer's1950's post just above yours, the part about the geo-fence.


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: road trip secure
1pete1 #1337499 Fri Dec 13 2019 02:24 PM
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Master Gabster
With old steering wheels and the leverage the club provides, it is only a visual deterrent.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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