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post #1 of 55 Old 06-20-2020, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best way to prevent theft of my newly acquired CJ5? I am thinking the “old school” Club device....

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post #2 of 55 Old 06-20-2020, 04:15 PM
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Kill switch the cuts the GND wire to the coil.
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Removable steering wheel.

Wheel boot.

Lock the clutch/brake pedal together.

Hidden kill switch (or three)

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What is the best way to prevent theft of my newly acquired CJ5? I am thinking the “old school” Club device....
Just curious the cause of your concern? Is your parked outside nightly or park in sketchy areas? I hear of Jeep theft once in a while in my reletive AO but its always a loaded and pimped JK or JL with 20's, a banging stereo and 25k in aftermarket goodies added to it. Are older CJs much of a theft target?
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Kill switch is easy... I’ve actually used 2 in the past...1 dummy and 1 real one.

Remove the coil wire

Fuel shut off valve

Chain the clutch in the “up” position to the steering column

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Just curious the cause of your concern? Are older CJs much of a theft target?

If they are easy to take for a joy ride or have valuable OEM parts that thieves will sell for handsome prices at auction.
My friend in Delaware has an original CJ-7 that 7 or 8 years ago got the OEM ash tray, radio knobs, horn button and windshield knobs taken while parked at a Home Dept just because a tool was not needed to take them. He swears he saw the horn button on eBay shortly thereafter. He's still looking to replace the radio knobs.... you just never know.
Even though I have a hidden kill switch for the ignition that I use when parked in public places, I always worry of the small simple parts that are impossible to find and can be gone in a heartbeat. Insurance may cover it, but finding irreplaceable OEM parts can be a lifetime quest.
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Pull fuel pump relay. Keep garaged. .45 ACP. All these ideas are worthless if ur not home. Thieves here use tow trucks so just a quick winch onto a tilt bed truck and bye bye. There is a detailed thread on pirate about these and more countermeasures.

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post #10 of 55 Old 06-20-2020, 10:32 PM
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An aftermarket motion alarm under a locked hood

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post #11 of 55 Old 06-21-2020, 05:55 AM
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There is another post that was revived recently about this subject. It gives many good and few not so good suggestions. I just have a quick release negative battery cable, but honestly it is not so much a theft deterrent as it is to conserve the battery charge during periods of inactivity.

The US Army will weld a logging chain to the floor of their tactical vehicles and chain the steering wheel rigid. Of course the weak point is the $2 padlock that any HF bolt cutters can open.

Today most thefts are done by backing up a rollback wrecker to your vehicle. It truly will be gone in 60 seconds!

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post #12 of 55 Old 06-21-2020, 07:06 AM
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It’s theft by tow truck that worries me the most.
I’ve always been uncomfortable with my CJ parked all night at some interstate motel when traveling to the trail.
I’ve given theft protection considerable thought and agree with Jeep Daddy, an aftermarket security system with alarm and kill function. One that also sends a signal to a key fob when your vehicle is tampered with.
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I am going to install a manual fuel valve operated from beside the seat. With it off the 360 amc will not run long. There are also plans on this forum for a reed operated switch mounted behind the dashboard that interrupts the ignition. Just place a magnet �� on the location of the switch and power is supplied to ignition.
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It’s theft by tow truck that worries me the most.
I’ve always been uncomfortable with my CJ parked all night at some interstate motel when traveling to the trail.
I’ve given theft protection considerable thought and agree with Jeep Daddy, an aftermarket security system with alarm and kill function. One that also sends a signal to a key fob when your vehicle is tampered with.

One of the biggest thing I've found is !^%$#*&^%*& thieves stealing things out of the Jeep (hence, cheap stereo, speakers, etc).


Having a motion sensitive alarm should also help negate this as well.
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post #15 of 55 Old 06-21-2020, 04:29 PM
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I've got a Grant steering wheel with the Grant "No Wheel, No Steal" kit installed. Works great, give me peace of mind. Manual trans keeps my kids from driving it.
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