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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

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the bright chain keeps amateurs out BEFORE they break the glass or cut the ragtop .

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It's wrapped around the seat frame .


But that lock is a 2 second snap off with bolt cutters or 30 seconds with a Dremel.


abscate ; you missed the word " amateurs "
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Hidden cut off switch to electronic fuel pump
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

grandpa pete wrote:
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grandpa pete wrote:
the bright chain keeps amateurs out BEFORE they break the glass or cut the ragtop .

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It's wrapped around the seat frame .


But that lock is a 2 second snap off with bolt cutters or 30 seconds with a Dremel.


abscate ; you missed the word " amateurs "


Indeed I did, apologies.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

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As far as driving one away you can count on all Millennials will not steal then as they do not know how to drive a stick shift. So that narrows down whom will want to steal it.


That and it doesn't have AC Laughing


Hey guys just a friendly reminder that constantly shitting on millennials is only driving them away from this hobby, ensuring our beloved cars will simply rust away for the rest of their lives. It also makes you sound like a fossil. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Best idea I've heard is a fuel cutoff solenoid with a hidden (or in plain sight, looking like a foglamp or other switch) switch.

This way, they hotwire it (piece of cake), and confident they are getting away, make it about half a mile before the fuel runs out of the float bowl. They are now on a boulevard, exposed and likely to get noticed. And they may not come back for it, figuring it's a shitty old VW that may quit on them again at any time. Best for a slightly patina'ed car, not a restoration.

Better than a kill switch that they could take time to wire around while still unnoticed.

Do millennials have disposable income to spend on a vintage VW?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

I use hidden ignition switches in my buggy and a relay with a hidden button that has to be pushed to power up the car. If you don't press the button there is no power from the accessory side of the switch and nothing powers up. You can crank it forever or try and hot wire it but there is no live wires in the car without the relay being activated. It opens when the ignition key is removed.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

jgrafius wrote:

Hey guys just a friendly reminder that constantly shitting on millennials is only driving them away from this hobby, ensuring our beloved cars will simply rust away for the rest of their lives. It also makes you sound like a fossil. Very Happy

So you dig up a dead thread to bitch about members shitting on millennials?
Great first post, f&*^%ng millennials. Rolling Eyes Don't you already have enough to whine about?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

pondoras box wrote:
Best Buy sells trackers for $25.00 called The Tile.

(since this thread has been resurrected...)

FYI, the Tile communicates via Bluetooth. This means it's maximum range is about 30 feet (and without sheet metal blocking any of the signal). It does not have an internal GPS. It relies on your linked phone being near enough to detect it, and then your phone uses its own GPS to record the location.

They do now have a "community" feature, whereby if any other Tile user walks by your car, their phone could detect your Tile and update it's location in the database. For me, it seems like a long shot to plan on being able to recover a stolen car using one of these.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Hire a naked girl to sit in your VW, when the buglers come she runs off with the buglers after her and your VW is safe.

Or load your VW with dogs.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

You can try to prevent a theft, but even the best anti-theft is not fool proof. While certainly being proactively anti-theft, be pro-recovery. Equip your car with modern technology to alert you to an issue, track and find your car.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

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Hire a naked girl to sit in your VW, when the buglers come she runs off with the buglers after her and your VW is safe.


The buglers, huh? Laughing

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They better stay away from my VW! (I know what you meant, but it sets up a hilarious image in my mind)

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f&*^%ng millennials.


Looks like somebody needs a nap.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

gene berg locking shifter. bullet proof. can't get far with only reverse! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Hook up a horn like how the dome light is to the door switches and have a switch to turn it on and it will horn go if you open the door, but you can switch it off. Iím sure thereís a relay that once itís on it will stay on until you come turn it off. Just and idea, also, youíll hear if someone is trying to get into your car also.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Get a trunk monkey

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:

Do millennials have disposable income to spend on a vintage VW?


No Laughing But what little disposable income I have...well, the Beetle gets a lot of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Get a club. It keeps the people looking for an easy one out.

Buy insurance and don't worry about it. If someone really wants your car they will get it. Once they realize it won't start they will just tow it next time.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: anti theft Reply with quote

Thank you tdc tdi, I needed a good laugh.
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