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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2003, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking about taking my top off

I'm thinking about taking my top off and am wondering what if anything you guys have done to make sure your truck isn't going to get stolen. I'm thinking about putting a cut off switch in mine but don't know much about it or even what to cut off.
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what if anything you guys have done to make sure your truck isn't going to get stolen

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...beat the living piss out of it so nobody in their right mind would even think about stealing it! [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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that's funny [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img] but that might not work since most theives just steal it for the joy ride
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most theives just steal it for the joy ride

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really? [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] why the hell would somebody take that kind of risk just to go ride around? i thought most vehicles stolen were used to strip parts off them to use or resell....?
I suddenly feel the need to go rig up a hidden ignition cutout switch! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

Hmmmm i have an unused 4-way power mirror switch on the drivers door and it's momentary contact... set that sucker up so that I have to hold it while turning the ignition key and nobody would ever figure that out [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Thinking about taking my top off

WIre up the kill switch so it turns on an auxiliary ignition system with electrodes in the seat cushion. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Ha, thats a good one Steve!

You could wire the kill switch to the hi-beam selector switch, so that the truck will only start if the hibeams are on
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Re: anti theft

Good that you guys are joking around with this but I'm serioius here. I've heard of attaching the switch so it disables the fuel pump but I'm not sure it was to prevent someone from taking your ride. Actually I had an unfortionate incident which involved my old bronco and a gaurd rail and I found out that ford has a fuel cut off button under the dash already. Could I run a switch off that?

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Yes, or you could just trip it when you want the truck disabled.
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Re: anti theft

Ya but the only problem with that one is I'm not the only one that knows about it. I actually like that high beam idea but I want it to be something that I don't have to do when the top is on. Have any of you actually done this? Do you think that its something I should be worried about? I'm not exactly in the getto but if I were ever to go to the getto to get my heroin fix it would be a nice thing to have.
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Re: anti theft

In my scout I just have a cheapo toggle mounted under the dash, its simple but someone would have to look pretty hard to find it.
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