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Steel Collar?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by B_to_C, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    A while ago on here I read about a steel collar that clamps around the steering column so our trucks aren't as easily hot-wired. Anyone know what I'm tlaking about? I thought I remembered someone saying that Pep Boys carries them, but I have called up three local sotres and everyone thinks i'm crazy...

    Am I crazy? :crazy:
     
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    I've seen them. It's more like a hinged casting that encloses the IGN key socket. The one I recall had a circular type key tumbler.
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    yup, that's what I'm looking for, I just need to konw where to buy it.... :confused:
     
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    Put in an under dash ign. bypass. Much easier and cheaper.
     
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    I believe this is what you are looking for? These are supposed to be available from Pep Boys. I have two of them. One for my 1991 V3500 and my 1985 K30. I bought both of them from Pep Boys. I will try to get the Pep Boy Part number for you. Many of the pimple faced Pep Boy sales reps are not familiar with these Column Collor Locks.

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    I've thought about modifying the base on my seat so that I can slide it up all the way against the steering wheel and lock it in place. No way to get the truck that way.
     
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    the only thing I dont like about them is you have to take em off to start the truck with the key. Yeh I know its kind of the point, but moreso to keep em from busting the column. If I could leave it on there forever I wouldnt mind it, but taking it off and on everytime I park would get old. I know I would eventually quit, kinda like I did with the faceplate on my stereo.
     
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    Problem is, if you can fit a key in, you can jam a screwdriver in there.

    To be honest, I'm not sure how effective a screwdriver in the lock cylinder would be, but the housing it sits in is plastic, so it might be fairly easy. Of course, it's just a lot easier to hammer the opposite side of the column, but if it's protected by the collar...

    Steadfast makes a "permanent" collar, but I'm not sure what they do about the key issue.
     
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    ok, on steadfasts site now. http://www.steadfastautosecurity.com/steadfast.pdf They have you pry off the lock cylinder cap, put in some clutch, and then it also says if your key has a black plastic piece on it, you have to remove it, or the key wont insert. I wish they had a pic of the ignition side of their guard, but I cant find one.
     
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    Hey Nick I just bought a Lock-Itt column lock. You can mount the collar permanently if you choose and then there's a secondary piece that fits over the ignition switch and bar that runs out past the steering wheel to keep it from turning.

    I'll post pics after installation tomorrow.
     
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    1-ton.... you rock! :saweet: Thanks alot

    And Jiminy... Keep us updated :thumb:
     

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