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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Interior Forum [GEN 2]' started by hamster, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Johnkn

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    After installing my gun vault, I picked up a different console tray. It's OEM quality, about $20 delivered from Amazon, a little deeper and does away with the original coin slots on the side. Much more usable room overall. I cut a small opening in the right corner and keep a solo cup under it. Every time I get change from a drive in window I drop the coins through the opening and they fall directly into the cup beneath, then I empty as it gets full. Not shown, I touched up and smoothed the coin slot opening with a file after initially using a dremmel tool.

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    I will be buying one of these when I get my Raptor in a couple/few months. I wish there was an option for an actuator activated electric lock that could be wired to unlock the safe whenever the truck is running or with a hidden button (like a floor dimmer switch used in cop cars). In the heat of the moment I wouldn’t want to be trying to input a code on the dials.
     
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    Why would anyone be storing a firearm there locked when it's needed? The very few times I've used my vehicle safes is when visiting a Post Office, entering a .gov/.mil facility, etc. (with common parking lot), Otherwise the firearm is on me or accessible in the unlocked safe.
     
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    I’d just assume not have to specifically lock and unlock the safe every time I get out or in the truck. I keep a full size duty pistol secured in my vehicle and a separate smaller CCW pistol on my person. If I’m going somewhere that I can’t carry a pistol on my person there would be two in the safe.
     
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    Just placed my order with Apollo Optics :D
     
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    Thank you for your support! Glad we could help get you setup!
     
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    I found I hated the OEM tray once I had the safe in, because it was a pain to try to pick it up to get to anything underneath. There is no way to grab it. I ended up just leaving it out, which doesn't work out so well either. I did a $2.68 mod today that makes it nice and easy to use again. Just a perfect sized cabinet door pull from Lowe's, take a minute to file the anti-spin prongs off the bottom, get a short screw and washer, drill a hole, and you're done. It even comes in black! Counting the screw and washer I was crowding $3.00, but I figure I can afford it because I am a baller. It actually works well now, easy to do it one handed, which is what I was shooting for. Since I got it at Lowe's, and it was my idea, I won't mention [email protected]

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    Smart idea, Bob. I like it!
     
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    I have a LOCK'ER DOWN safe and I really like it. Got it with the Electronic lock and its very nice. Lots of room and quick entry!
     
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    We just got done with our first really hot weather of the year, and I found that when the cab was heated up, the OEM tray was hanging up on the rearward part of the E&G safe opening. I'm assuming the clearances get too tight when the safe expands from the heat. I even tried sanding the tray down a little to clearance it, but it didn't help. I ended up getting the same tray that @Johnkn got, and it works great. $13 on Amazon and it must have a little more clearance because it fits perfect. I just switched my handle over to it and it's really nice. Maybe [email protected] can ask them to loosen up their clearances a little in the rear of the opening in the future.

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