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Old 09-22-2007
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Sliding window lock

Tuesday night my truck was broken into. The thief managed to slide open the rear sliding window and steal an amp that was within reach, granted I had it screwed down to my subwoofer box. I was wondering if anyone has come across a more effective way of locking up that sliding window. I haven't looked very hard, but it seems like there could be a better way to prevent someone from opening the window with just a thin piece of metal to pop the latch.
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Old 09-22-2007
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You could probably make a small Charley bar to stick in the window track to prevent the window being opened. If you look at Home Depot you should be able to find 1/8" x 1/2" x 2' piece of aluminum for about $4.
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Old 09-23-2007
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yeah... tht would be the best thng to do .. tht happened to me when i had my s 10 those back windows are nice .... but they are sons of @##@# when it comes to keeping your truck secure...
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Old 09-26-2007
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or you could install horizontal "jail house" bars (2) over your back window.
they would attach to the area right next to the glass and go along the entire back window.
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I have a piece of round steel about 1/8" in diameter I put in the track to prevent it from being opened.
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Put a small wooden dowel in the sliding window track.


Sidenote: Ate dinner with old rommate with 1994 Ranger...his Radar Detector got stolen earlier this afternoon through the rear window as an entrance. ****in sucks. Stupid [email protected]$...they'll get what's coming...
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If someone gets in through your sliding glass window, you better be looking for a little bitty guy because there is no way an average person can get in there.

I've tried to get in, no chance.
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If someone gets in through your sliding glass window, you better be looking for a little bitty guy because there is no way an average person can get in there.

I've tried to get in, no chance.


I've done it plenty of times...I'm 6'-0", 185#...it's possible man...

In a race to get in my truck from the bed with my brother (me jumping out & going to driver door, 20 yr old brother w/ same build going through window) he always wins...he dives!


Don't be fooled man...
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flathead screwdriver... saw my uncle do it when his son locked his keys in his truck when we went camping
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Oh, I can have it open in about 20 seconds or less but I can't fit through there. My shoulders won't fit. Had to get something long and press the button. So Pete I don't know how you did it, but there was no way without busting something I was getting my shoulders through that opening
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Oh, I can have it open in about 20 seconds or less but I can't fit through there. My shoulders won't fit. Had to get something long and press the button. So Pete I don't know how you did it, but there was no way without busting something I was getting my shoulders through that opening

Diagonally? Go practice with a lil wiggling...however, your neighbros have think you're a bit straonge...

Casey, you're what? 5'-8" -> 10"? 165#?

We all need to lift our trucks so high that people will get discouraged from climbing into the bed...!
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Old 09-26-2007
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Find a fake replica of a black widow spider and stick it on the glass next to the lock where they can see it. :p

I saw one time a tool box lock that was very similar to the locks on those rear windows. But it was longer on one side with a small key lock that had to be turned in order for the lock to pop open. Ill have to see if I can find that again, it looked to me like it would work pretty well.

Gonna look some more for that other type of lock tomorrow, but I bet one of these would work...
A standard sliding glass cabinet lock.

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Old 09-27-2007
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just gorilla glue it shut... you dont need'em...ahahahaha....
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a member asked me to edit this post due to questionable information...

so i deleted it.

no hard feelings

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Find a fake replica of a black widow spider and stick it on the glass next to the lock where they can see it. :p

I saw one time a tool box lock that was very similar to the locks on those rear windows. But it was longer on one side with a small key lock that had to be turned in order for the lock to pop open. Ill have to see if I can find that again, it looked to me like it would work pretty well.

Gonna look some more for that other type of lock tomorrow, but I bet one of these would work...
A standard sliding glass cabinet lock.

To go through that much trouble to secure your truck, is just crazy. A bat to the windows will let anyone in......not to mention a single screwdriver in the right place.

If people want in, they'll get in.
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Old 09-27-2007
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a friend of mine just used 2 pieces of steel on his full sized chevy, it was ghetto but it worked. i would like some sort of lock on mine too, but i always lock me keys in my truck and its the only way back in!!!
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maybe ranger banger should ride a motorcycle... hahaha.. no i a just playin bcuz i do tht all the time...
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I just have a flat piece of wood thick enough to fit in the track, and long enough to butt it up against the window, and the wall side, didnt cost me anything.
Got some black spray paint around the house to make it not noticeable when its put in the track.
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I think your best bet is just to get an alarm, if someone wants your **** bad enough, their going to get it no matter what lengths they have to to through, an alarm will scar the hell out of the, and if you get a 2way paging alarm, i think your pretty much set...
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maybe ranger banger should ride a motorcycle... hahaha.. no i a just playin bcuz i do tht all the time...
haha well, actually i have an 80's something honda 450CC hahahahaha.

i don't think it runs though, my drunke gave it to me cuz he didn't have room for it anymore haha, i just wanted the motor to put in a go kart or golf kart, or lawn mower...something fun that has potental of me getting hurt...
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Find a fake replica of a black widow spider and [...]
...but, wouldn't a fake replica be an actual black widow spider???
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Old 11-26-2007
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I've got an idea, if you want to go this route, buy and install a headache rack with the bars all the way down it. That way you can have your back sliding window open during the hot day and no one can squeeze in to steal your stuff.


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solid window... and DONE.... still doesnt stop the guy that just wants to brake the window... see the thing is... if they want in they are GOING to get in..

first thing you should do is keep things like radio stuff like amps subs.. away from eye's. use your skillz and hide it all.. then window tint also keeps eyes off the hidden...
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I agree with Redneckstone, if someone wants in that badly then they'll get in. Again hiding your stuff from view is probably the best answer. I was just covering the back sliding window issue. For me, I have no use for the back jumpseats, I was originally planning to use the spots to contain a sub enclosure to hide the subs themselves. Don't know how it's gonna work, got a few ideas but the subs will be hidden and the amp also. When I go riding around it's known that if you have something and don't want it stolen, don't carry it or hide it.

I just noticed that Redneckstone is fom MI and TN, where abouts in TN? MidTN, East, or West?
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