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Old 05-25-2014, 08:51 PM   #41 (permalink)
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America already has a Soviet-backed dictator just like Zimbabwe

Regarding "hidden" tyre compartments, almost ANY modern car has it.

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Old 05-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #42 (permalink)
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If thats the case, then it should be open season on motorist as many cars have compartments for spare tires, jacks, etc.
I think that's the whole idea.

I heard about police pulling out the headlights to look behind them in the 1980s.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:44 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Never thought of hiding anything behind the head lamps. That usually where I zip tie and use double stick tape to secure the ballast for hid lamps.
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My mom watched through the front window of her craft shop. They didn't find anything; apparently the cops were more devious than their adversary.

There's also the 'oddly-heavy-spare-tire' ploy.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #45 (permalink)
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My mom watched through the front window of her craft shop. They didn't find anything; apparently the cops were more devious than their adversary.

There's also the 'oddly-heavy-spare-tire' ploy.
I never think of stuff like this, but I like to think there is a very good reason for that.

However, back when AOL used to send out free floppies, I used to think that if I made a clone, I could get peoples' credit card numbers.

Where do you even get free floppies nowadays?!
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That's all second hand. It was my divorce lawyer that had to explain to me that some people will lay awake at night thinking mischief up.

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Pennsylvania law enforcement just won the battle, simultaneous no warrant vehicle searches, and they got a law passed to make hidden compartments illegal

I've got a plywood lid over some tire chains and a tow strap, I'd be on thin ice in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
I wonder what they would consider "hidden" because like has been said every single car sold today has spots that could be considered hidden compartment besides the spare tire compartment a lot of cars have panels in the trunk that open up that hold the jack and tire iron or cargo netting or storage in the seat if you have one of those flip down cup holder/storage box things in the middle seat. Or those magnetic hide a key boxes

In my car the spot where the power window switch would go if I had them on the center console has a plastic piece that pops out and you could stick stuff inside the console just behind the shifter.
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So if they can arrest one for "hidden" compartments, they may not do any objection for a stripped interior trim
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:12 PM   #50 (permalink)
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That would make a pretty awesome protest stripping everything out of the cars interior and if you wanted to you could take it a step further and take the bumper covers off too.

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