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    Cool Land Rovers an easy target with robbers?

    Hi guys, I've been reading all of these threads about stolen Land Rovers.
    I'm in the market currently for a 70's or 80s Series 3 LWB. Can these be easily broken into? If so, is there a trick to make them more secure?
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBrulinski View Post
    Hi guys, I've been reading all of these threads about stolen Land Rovers.
    I'm in the market currently for a 70's or 80s Series 3 LWB. Can these be easily broken into? If so, is there a trick to make them more secure?
    Thanks,
    Maybe a grenade under the drivers seat!

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    That's a pretty decent idea, except for the fact that you won't have a Land Rover anymore.

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    Hi,
    some where I've seen a kit advertised to replace part of the hydraulics (brakes or clutch?) with a lockable valve inline. i.e. clutch stays in or brakes stay on.

    Security by obscurity?

    cheers

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    blow up the engine instead

    Hi TomB

    When you get parked pull the handbrake on and pull the hand throttle on full as well.

    Maybe keep a pet python in the landy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBrulinski View Post
    Hi guys, I've been reading all of these threads about stolen Land Rovers.
    I'm in the market currently for a 70's or 80s Series 3 LWB. Can these be easily broken into? If so, is there a trick to make them more secure?
    Thanks,
    I dont know..... If they anything like my defender I have trouble getting into it! And I have a key!!

    I set up a seperate swtich on a motorbike once, couldnt start it the ignition without the switch being on. Something like that might be an idea??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBrulinski View Post
    I'm in the market currently for a 70's or 80s Series 3 LWB. Can these be easily broken into?
    I thought the trick with these was actually keeping the doors closed.

    I did see one up at KLR Automotive that had household door locks fitted. True!
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    Series Landrovers (and Defenders for that matter) are fairly easy to get into, partly because they were originally designed as an open vehicle (so why bother trying to make it hard to get in) but also because being bolted together, it is relatively easy for anyone who knows how to get in with a spanner. Further, on most Series Landrovers there are fixed windows which are held in place by rubbers secured by an insert accessible from the outside for anyone who understands this.

    However, since these Landrovers are relatively rare in Australia, the odds are in your favour that the thief will not know this. (Unlike in the UK)

    There are a number of precautions you can take, from simple ones like leaving the tranfer case in neutral to making additions such as a brake lock, a pedal lock, a clutch lock (same hydraulic lock can be fitted to either brake or clutch), handbrake lock, concealed kill switch, concealed fuel tap, immobiliser, car alarm, replace hinge bolts with secure ones, fit deadlocks to doors, fit security mesh on windows.

    There is a lot you can do, but how much is justified depends on your assessment of where you are likely to be parking. If someone is determined to steal or break into your car, you can't absolutely prevent them - just make it more difficult.

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    I don't think too many series labdies or defenders get stolen for joy rides or use in crime. I mean if you're a 15 year old car theif - Defender or WRX ? Hmm.

    Secuity of stuff thats left in your car is the real issue and its near impossible to stop anyone pjnching that if sufficiently motivated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austastar View Post
    Hi,
    some where I've seen a kit advertised to replace part of the hydraulics (brakes or clutch?) with a lockable valve inline. i.e. clutch stays in or brakes stay on.

    Security by obscurity?

    cheers

    That'd be a Mech-Lock : MUDSTUFF.CO.UK, Meck Lock Anti Theft System, Land Rover Defender Solutions: West Yorkshire

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