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post #1 of 9 Old 06-19-2016, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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CJ-7 Security/Theft advice...

Restoring a nice condition 1985 CJ-7 that hasn't been driven in 15yrs. Is there something CJ-7 fans and those in the know use to make older Jeeps like this harder to steal etc. Jeep will be parked/stored in locked garage at night; so i am more talking day to day use on the street etc.
Is something like a modern GPS/Lojack or Zoombak useful or just something simple like a steering wheel Club, or something i am not familiar with? As the top of the Jeep will be off, and doors off most of the time; and the vehicle just seems like such a sitting duck.


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post #2 of 9 Old 06-19-2016, 04:46 PM
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A secret cut-off switch for the ignition would be an excellent idea.


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post #3 of 9 Old 06-19-2016, 05:23 PM
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Yep. I also have a key lock for my hood latch:

I'm also of the opinion that it's best NOT to lock up a soft topped Jeep. I'd rather the thief rummage around the Jeep and find nothing than have him slit a window or the top with a box cutter and find nothing. That also means of course, a cheap radio if a radio at all.

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The Tuffy security console is a nice addition if you want to run a decent radio.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-19-2016, 08:27 PM
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Hi end alarm with Proximity Sensor.
Multiple sirens; piercing one inside (for the ears to bleed).
Air horns, steering club, hood lock & a kill switch.

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I use a simple quick disconnect battery cable. Just take the knob off, put it in my pocket, hide the cable in the rest of the wiring, and walk away. To defeat this a thief would have to have the right sized bolt and a wrench. Most car thieves won't want to spend that much time or effort. If they did they then would have to know the exact secret time developed procedure to start it.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-20-2016, 06:33 AM
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This is my standard response to security questions....

Get one of these.

edit: I should add, a simple and effective anti-theft measure is to simply remove the rotor from the distributor when your CJ has to be parked in a bad area. Thieves know how to look and deal with kill switches, and any type of locking divices, but it's not likely they will have a rotor in their tool box.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-20-2016, 07:14 AM
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Few options to eliminate the chance of damage during the process...small push button kill switches are the most convenient means to stop a quick theft attempt, and are the most common method but they still do not stop your steering column from being busted up...a device that stops a hammer from breaking the column provides a visual deterrence as well as a barrier.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-20-2016, 01:32 PM
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I have had a vehicle stolen (still not recovered after 8 years). The deterrents listed here are fine but I would have paid dearly to have had a Lo-Jack.

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