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    Quote Originally Posted by perrymk View Post
    Sorry to hear this.

    I have a safe mounted under my front seat. It's hardly visible from outside the car but I draped a small towel over it to make it less conspicuous. Technically a gun safe but it's suitable for wallet, keys, etc. I recognize that locks, and safes, only keep out honest people but also recognize that most burglars don't want to spend more than a few minutes so they don't get caught. It's unlikely one could get in my safe in a few minutes. There are larger options available.

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    EDIT: I really should have vacuumed my car before taking photos.
    How's it mounted? Might intrigue a thief but I agree a smash and grab probably won't spend time on it. Paint the front black or put a black cover over it and somebody might think it's part of the car. Or sew that towel like a fitted sheet and they might just pass their hand under it. Put a dirty sock or some old french fries under it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portie View Post
    Leaving your pet copperhead in the car is not a crime.
    Probably having one is tho.

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    I have been known to liberally rub poison ivy on door handles


    but how long does the poison stay active?

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    looks like google says 1 to 5 years....

    interesting.....but does really deter someone who's going to smash a window and just reach in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seatbelt View Post
    Probably having one is tho.
    Legal in most states with a permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alligator View Post
    How's it mounted?
    I drilled some holes in the rear of the safe to accept u-bolts. There is a cross bar under the seat. The u-bolts go around the cross bar, into the safe, and the nuts secure to the u-bolts from inside the safe. I attached a piece of wood to the bottom of the safe to keep it level and allow it to slide with the seat when the seat is moved.

    The u-bolts are not easily accessible from the rear for a bolt cutter or angle grinder. Itís not impossible to get into it, but itís certainly not easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perrymk View Post
    I drilled some holes in the rear of the safe to accept u-bolts. There is a cross bar under the seat. The u-bolts go around the cross bar, into the safe, and the nuts secure to the u-bolts from inside the safe. I attached a piece of wood to the bottom of the safe to keep it level and allow it to slide with the seat when the seat is moved.

    The u-bolts are not easily accessible from the rear for a bolt cutter or angle grinder. It’s not impossible to get into it, but it’s certainly easy.
    It is all about deterrence. My gun safe is rated to txtl 60, but a determined criminal with enough time and tools, will get in. In a car, a thief is probably looking at 30 seconds get in and get out. You solution looks very good to me.

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    Had interesting convo about this with a shuttle driver, she was saying how most break-ins are at the parking areas on the main roads with easy and quick entry/exit like Dick’s and Unicoi. She has had clients get broken into, lose catalytic converters, and had fuel lines cut but never at the back woods areas. I am sure it happens there too but probably much less likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossbar View Post
    Lol, I always leave my doors unlocked and the idiots still broke my window out to get it. Wonder if a ďUnlocked - Please donít break windowĒ sign would help.
    I had a break-in into my unlocked car; the police said sometimes the crooks will break the windows any how just to let you know they were there. Tagging, if you will.

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