Hidden vehicle compartments

Discussion in 'XDTalk Chatter Box' started by longtalltechsan, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. longtalltechsan

    longtalltechsan XDTalk 4K Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,940
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    I carry a shotgun in the trunk of my car for anything situation that may pop up while traveling some of the rural areas of southern Arizona. For those that don't know, it isn't exactly safe. I am a little leery of keeping the shottie in the trunk in case someone breaks into my car and steals it. I am thinking about building a shallow false wall behind the back seats out of plywood and carpet to match the car's interior carpet. If it is done right, it would appear like the back of the seats and I doubt someone doing a quick "smash and grab" would thoroughly check for the false wall.

    So my question here is has anyone done anything like this? Made a hidden compartment in a vehicle to hide a firearm or other valuables?
     
  2. RichJ

    RichJ XDTalk 500 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    739
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    What kind of car is it?

    Most people don't usually bend over and look "up" in the trunk. It might be possible to hide it by attaching it with mounts to the underside of the top of the trunk. I'd think a typical smash and grabber wouldn't spend that much time to survey anything that wasn't just in plain sight.

    Or you could just put a cable lock through the trigger guard.
     
  3. quazy50

    quazy50 XDTalk 1K Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    MN
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Aren't hidden compartments in vehicles illegal?
     
  4. southern thunder

    southern thunder XDTalk 5K Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    5,332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Republic of Florida
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I've seen this done on street rods to hide battries or tools in the trunk.
     
  5. Airdog625

    Airdog625 XDTalk Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    My Jeep has a pop down panel below the steering wheel. I've mounted my XD gear holster in there holding my 5" XD9 Tactical. I haven't attempted any major mod like you're planning though. Good luck, it's a great idea in my opinion.
     
  6. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri XDTalk 2K Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,524
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    There are also companies that make lock-able drawers for under Jeep's seats. I've considered putting one under the rear seat of my Wrangler, mounting it so that the drawer slides into the passenger compartment as opposed to out the back of the Jeep and mounting something in there. I'm a little concerned about moisture but I suppose one could throw one of the gun safe dehumidifiers in there with it.

    To the OP, I would use MDF (commonly used by custom car stereo installers) to make your box rather than plywood, etc. It will hold up better to the vibrations inherent to a vehicle.
     
  7. ADA

    ADA XDTalk 3K Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,150
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Not yet. Well maybe in California. :rolleyes:
     
  8. nalioth

    nalioth XDTalk 2K Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    Are hidden guns illegal?
     
  9. Neo31rex31

    Neo31rex31 XDTalk 1K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    What are the legalities of carrying a shotty around in AZ?
     
  10. AwPhuch

    AwPhuch XDTalk 15K Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    15,143
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Ratings:
    +100 / 1
    Hauling pot, coke, meth, illegal substances/people in illegal compartments is illegal...putting a compartment in your private property to hide your valuables isn't illegal..and if it is, it's proof positive the damn gubbermint has WAY TOO MUCH STINKIN POWER!
     
  11. JustRick

    JustRick XDTalk 500 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Central VA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    depends on the state, and possibly if you have a CCW permit
     
  12. RobzXD

    RobzXD XDTalk 3K Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,415
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Wherever the RV Stops
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Seems like it would come down to accessibility vs security.
     
  13. CdnInAz

    CdnInAz XDTalk 3K Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,718
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    near Phoenix Az
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    legalities? Don't commit a crime with it! Seriously, this is AZ - shotty is same as any other gun. Just don't go to specifically prohibited areas like prisons, nuclear power, military bases without Base Cmdr's permission, etc.

    Since you are from Pennsylvania and you asked about AZ - I'll bet that you would be amazed :shock: to see a typical drive out to open desert for an early morning shoot before it gets to hot. Gotta love living in AZ :)

    And just so I don't offend you from Pennsylvania, the freedoms here are especially awesome for me coming from Canada - where a trip "permit" is needed to drive from home to range with anything other than a long hunting rifle, and of course all must be registered to maximize the waste of tax dollars. Well except the criminals, they don't bother with all that paperwork and cost.

    Sorry OP, I thread jacked. I think your trunk idea is a good one. For me personally, I don't see a need to carry shotty everywhere, but you noted driving in rural southern areas - closer to border so I'd understand, especially considering events past few months.
     
  14. Stuck-like-chuck

    Stuck-like-chuck XDTalk 100 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Damn I thought laws were strict in Fl. ... That's just BS! lmao "trip permit".

    So does that mean you must have the permit before you can bring your newly purchased gun home from a gun store aswell? If not, it would be rediculous to have to have a permit to go to the range but be legal to go anywhere else without the "permit". (without a cwp, that is/ I assume)
     
  15. Mikey's XDM

    Mikey's XDM XDTalk 500 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    The dumbest planet I have ever landed.
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    OP, I can make you one when I am in Tucson next. What kind of car do you have?

    I made stealth boxes for subwoofers and it is amazingly simple. You need basic carpentry skills BUT DO NOT USE FIBERGLASS. It looks like crap. Also, Tuffy security makes lockable boxes used by federal agencies. I have three in my Jeep and they are SUPER nice. Depending on your vehicle, you could put really nice shelves in the trunk with sliding drawers so you could carry many things. I can probably get you a deal on the tuffy pieces if you would like.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
building secret compartments in truck
,
company that biulds secret compartments in cars
,
company that build secret compartment for vehicle
,
custom hidden gun compartments for cars
,

gun in hidden sidewall of car

,
hidden compartment vehicle chandler az
,
hidden compartments in floor board of vehicles
,
hidden gun compartments for cars
,
hidden in car gun compartment
,
how to build secret compartments in your car
,
how to install a secret compartment in vehicle
,
how to make a hidden compartment in my truck
,
how to make a hidden compartment in truck
,

how to make a secret compartment in a car

,
how to make a secret gun compartment in truck
,
installing secret compartments in cars
,
texascustom compartments in cars
,

trunk gun compartment

,
vehicle gun safe compartment
,
whell well gun compartment