Somebody tried to steal my 2003 ford F350 this moring, couldn't get it started though tried to cut out my alarm system, starter kill kicked in. So truck is still there, now all I have to do is get another ignition lock.
No damage other than a couple wires off my siren and the ignition lock.
Right in front of my house, didn't hear the siren go off.
Thanks to the last guy who had his welding truck ripped off, a day later I had a full system installed!
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Thread: Somebody tried to steal my truck
11-18-2008, 11:30 AM #1
Somebody tried to steal my truck
11-18-2008, 12:48 PM #2Senior Member
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I am glad they did NOT get your truck! Thieves are usually ruthless. Sounds like you had it pretty well secured. I hope there are a few extra precautions you can take in case they come back.
I know how you feel. I had a '68 factory stock Chevy Camaro stolen out of driveway. I never even heard them. This was many years ago and alarms were really not heard of-at least from what I remember.
Good luck fixing her up. A few wires and ignition should not be a big deal. Again good luck on repairs and thank goodness it was not stolen.
11-18-2008, 04:06 PM #3
Apparently he or they got in by the drivers door, just twisted the lock on the door open, solved that today by removing both door locks and installing door handles like I have on my back doors without the lock mechanism, never used them anyways. Can't get through my back window as there is cargo rack bars in the way.
Now they either have to smash a window, or tow it.
Never the less the automatic starter kill is handy.
11-18-2008, 05:46 PM #4
Man... thats stinks, glad they failed, i often worry about my cables being grabbed, we had a run of thefts here, people were breaking in to houses and cutting out the copper pipes for scrap! I had some guy steal 2,200lbs of new aluminum from my shop... i bought cameras the next day... long story short, he came back and i bagged him, now he's trying to say that he's the victim, because he had to pay restitution... makes no sense!Kelly
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11-18-2008, 06:49 PM #5
An extra relay run off a switch to kill the power to the fuel pump is also another helpfull and hide-able way to slow them down too.
Most all of my cars have some weird security that i've built where you must turn something on to get starter power or a hidden switch that kills a relay that i added to the fuel pump system.
this won't stop a tow truck, but it will slow down your average car thief enough to usually frustrate them out of taking your ride.Dynasty 200DX
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11-18-2008, 08:30 PM #6
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11-18-2008, 10:43 PM #7Senior Member
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I dont understand how you replaced your door latches. Do have a pic or two?Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?
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11-19-2008, 01:30 AM #8Senior Member
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11-19-2008, 02:19 AM #9
really glad you still have the truck. looks like the system payed for its self after all, never have to wonder if it was worth it now.thanks for the help
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11-19-2008, 08:00 AM #10Senior Member
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Glad they didn't succeed.
As the economies turn down, we'll have more and more of this.
Just a few weeks ago, someone went around to all the
unlocked cars in my neighborhood and cleaned them out
of loose change, GPS's, etc. They were very nice, they
didn't break into any cars or do any damage -- but
if it wasn't nailed down, it was theirs...