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SteigerSS 03-15-2012 12:30 PM

Has Anybody Made a Security Trunk ?
 
Probably on here somewhere I searched and couldn't find it, anyway I want an insta trunk but don't want to pay for it so I'm making one out of wood and hinging it to the tub, I will be working as a LEO this summer in South Jersey and need a secure place to store my duty gear while topless ill post pictures as it progresses but any advice would be appreciated.

cocky grin 03-15-2012 12:33 PM

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Frenz 03-15-2012 12:35 PM

Diamond plate is inexpensive enough and easy enough to work with. Wood is heavy and not really secure or weather tight.

SteigerSS 03-15-2012 12:38 PM

I was going to cover the wood in a rubber seal and then Herc. the entire thing I'm not looking for a water tight seal just the security of a locked storage compartment, I'll pick up some diamond plate and play with both see which works best.

gunslinger24 03-15-2012 01:35 PM

I don't have a pic of mine, but to save on weight I used aluminum angle iron and diamond plate. I ran 2 pieces of angle the length of the trunk and 2 pieces perpendicular to those on the sides. I used rivets to attach everything and used 4 screws to screw it into the wheel tubs from inside the new trunk. I used weather stripping to keep it quite, and I sprayed it with bed liner spray. Works great and only cost about $20.

blazerone22 03-15-2012 04:05 PM

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H8-roads 03-15-2012 05:03 PM

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Here's the one I made for my previous tj. Still haven't had a chance to make one for my new one yet. I used Square tubing and sheet metal.

Xpress 03-15-2012 07:01 PM

Find some scrap 1/4" steel and get to welding :cool:

I wouldn't leave that kind of gear to flimsy diamond plate or wood...

SirGeorgeKillian 03-15-2012 07:10 PM

Another GREAT option is to bolt a few ammo cans with the latch close to the tail gate. Closer to rain proof, and very hard to get into with a locked tailgate.

denisbaldwin 03-15-2012 07:23 PM

Once I'm sure on my final back seat positioning and the additions to my rollcage, I'm going to do a locking rear trunk myself. Going to build out of 1/4 inch plate and weld directly to the tub so the only access is the locked tailgate.

Phobos 03-15-2012 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by denisbaldwin
Once I'm sure on my final back seat positioning and the additions to my rollcage, I'm going to do a locking rear trunk myself. Going to build out of 1/4 inch plate and weld directly to the tub so the only access is the locked tailgate.

Wow, thick..

SirGeorgeKillian 03-15-2012 08:32 PM

That's what she said.....

Phobos 03-15-2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian
That's what she said.....

She said 1/4" is thick.. ;p

denisbaldwin 03-16-2012 04:00 AM

I might consider a step down to 3/16th.. but definitely no thinner than that. I have the Tuffy Security Boxes on my tub wells now and they are decent but not nearly as thick as they should be considering they are left exposed constantly. If I'm moving firearms and expensive tools, definitely want something as strong as possible. I thnk 3/16th or 1/4 would accomplish that.

Phobos 03-16-2012 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by denisbaldwin
I might consider a step down to 3/16th.. but definitely no thinner than that. I have the Tuffy Security Boxes on my tub wells now and they are decent but not nearly as thick as they should be considering they are left exposed constantly. If I'm moving firearms and expensive tools, definitely want something as strong as possible. I thnk 3/16th or 1/4 would accomplish that.

I understand that, my only thought was weight.. I figured 1/8" with some ribs would be highly strong. As in you can stand on it strong. No one is going to be able to through that. "Some day" I plan on making one out of 1/8 or less Alumn.. 1/16" with some bead rolls and gussets is plenty for me..

SteigerSS 03-16-2012 12:29 PM

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This is what I got so far, 2 1/4" ply wood that will fold up

cozeinlb 03-16-2012 10:53 PM

I am hoping when you say leo "duty gear" you are no talking a firearm. I would trust that to anything I made myself short of something made from welded steel. Spend the money get a real security box. Bare minimum get a small metal gang box and bolt it it in.

chopprr 03-17-2012 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian
Another GREAT option is to bolt a few ammo cans with the latch close to the tail gate. Closer to rain proof, and very hard to get into with a locked tailgate.

I like this idea. Army surplus here i come.

Jeeplover1 03-17-2012 12:49 AM

i did mine in 2" wood then put padding on it and covered it with marine vinyl.. looka amazing first mod i did

SteigerSS 03-17-2012 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by cozeinlb
I am hoping when you say leo "duty gear" you are no talking a firearm. I would trust that to anything I made myself short of something made from welded steel. Spend the money get a real security box. Bare minimum get a small metal gang box and bolt it it in.

No firearm just duty belt and duty bag my firearm will be stored at the station when I know I will be topless


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