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Old January 5th, 2015, 06:33 PM
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Hi guys, so I recently read an article about some lucky old man who's Jaaaag E-type was recovered 40 something years after it was stolen. Lucky guy, but I couldn't imagine being that long without my landy and I doubt any of you could either. I did some more research on theft prevention for classics and found some cool stuff but it costs a lot so I was wondering if you guys are using or have heard of some ways of "defending your defender". Also, feel free to post any info in case your land rover was stolen. With the amount of defender sightings we have on this forum, someone with a good eye and lightning quick camera reflexes might be able to spot it and restore you with your truck/car/ tank/rust heap (a.k.a. a Land Rover Defender).
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Old January 5th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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So you found solutions but didn't post them? Haha. Anyway here are a few cheap ones: having a manual transmission, removing the fuel relay, pulling the main fuse(s), battery shutoff via switch (mine is "keyed"), transfer case in neutral, and many many others.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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Old January 5th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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Oh I forgot to say. Those with NAS defenders that had been stolen should provide the limited production number (the one on the land rover plate on the rear) for their car. That would probably help a lot for those. Anyways, this can be an advice and aid thread. Let's not make this thread a joke (which will be hard because you need a sense of humor to own a defender)

Some solutions: http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/additio...-for-classics/
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Old January 5th, 2015, 07:16 PM
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A friend used to have a quick release steering wheel in his 911 SC. Got a few strange looks walking into a bar or checking a steering wheel in the coat check ... but the car was never stolen.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 07:29 PM
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A friend used to have a quick release steering wheel in his 911 SC. Got a few strange looks walking into a bar or checking a steering wheel in the coat check ... but the car was never stolen.
Probably because it wasn't targeted

Back in the days when Porsches were owned by true connoisseurs and not bloody idiots with just money, stealing Porsches in your Precious Town was an very common thing, and the steering wheel removed wouldn't stop them
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Old January 5th, 2015, 07:34 PM
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A friend used to have a quick release steering wheel in his 911 SC. Got a few strange looks walking into a bar or checking a steering wheel in the coat check ... but the car was never stolen.
I used to do that with my RRC. It had a push button start and required no key. There was a cutoff switch under the dash, but pretty much anyone with a little sense could have found that.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 07:38 PM
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I bet sticking a blinking red light onto the dash might work to deter thieves. For all they know, there is a top of the line alarm system behind that thing. Just a cheap idea.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 07:40 PM
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Locked garage, battery cut off, keys in pocket. 1st owner of mine put a ungodly viper or something of the like on mine with sensors everywhere. First thing I did was pull all that crap out.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 08:22 PM
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I bet sticking a blinking red light onto the dash might work to deter thieves. For all they know, there is a top of the line alarm system behind that thing. Just a cheap idea.
RJ Sam Simpson in Houston did that red blinking LED light thing. God rest his soul.

He was big in the Houston LR Club and led the 2001 la Ruta Maya expedition. That was a blast of a time.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 08:39 PM
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The safe-t-pedal is a pretty good deterrent..I'll be fitting one in my new truck.. As well as a fuel shutoff solenoid.. Best trick is to let them at least get it started and drive onto the road...no thief is gonna try and fix a car that dies in the middle of the road..
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The safe-t-pedal is a pretty good deterrent..I'll be fitting one in my new truck.. As well as a fuel shutoff solenoid.. Best trick is to let them at least get it started and drive onto the road...no thief is gonna try and fix a car that dies in the middle of the road..
That depends on how stupid they are. We have some dummies here in Texas.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 09:34 PM
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Does anyone have any input about the LoJack system? Apparently it's the system the police use to track your car and has its own battery reserve.
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Probably because it wasn't targeted Back in the days when Porsches were owned by true connoisseurs and not bloody idiots with just money, stealing Porsches in your Precious Town was an very common thing, and the steering wheel removed wouldn't stop them

What town are you talking about?
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LOL my bad.. MetroSexual Boost Town
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So you found solutions but didn't post them? Haha. Anyway here are a few cheap ones: having a manual transmission, removing the fuel relay, pulling the main fuse(s), battery shutoff via switch (mine is "keyed"), transfer case in neutral, and many many others.
none of these stop the most common way used nowadays. FLATBED....
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That was a great movie back then ( for the cars and the babes ) the 2 D-Bags were filling space
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none of these stop the most common way used nowadays. FLATBED....
I'd have to consider probability before going crazy. Where there's a will there's a way, plus not much will stop a flatbed. Making the "crime of opportunity" just a little harder is likely all that's needed to greatly decrease the odds of theft from an already very low probability.
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Hey guys, so I did some more research and this thing called LoJack (for Classics) seems to work. It's a little box thing the size of a deck of cards that uses radio signals so your car can be detected in an underground parking lot for example. It is hidden inside your car, uses no wires or connections to your battery, and apparently you just let it be. In the case that your car is stolen, you just notify the police which activates the device, and the police follow the trail until they find your car. If your car is not found within 24hrs, you get a full refund. This is what I got from their site.
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Hasn't LoJack been around since before the show Cops?
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