Gun safe uparmor

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oil pan 4, May 16, 2017.

  1. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I needed to go out of town on short notice so I went to tractor supply and picked up this little gun safe and screwed it to the frame on 3 sides (back, side and bottom).
    Only problem is the lock could be defeated just by drilling it out. So last week I got the biggest heaviest hasp I could find. I plasma cut a hole in the backing. Then this morning I pulled out the gun safe took it outside and welded it up.
    Throw a big fat contractor lock on it and it should at least be flunky teenager and incompetent crack head proof which is about 98% of who breaks into houses around here.

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  2. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    Great idea!
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    One is good, three is better.

    Get to work! :D
  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Now put a steel box over it, so bolt cutters can't get to the lock.
    Forest service does it all the time with their gates.
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  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Some protectors I have used and weld right to if needed:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Non galvanized, of course...
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Just take a small section of channel iron and weld it over the top of the hasp, and use a ring style lock.
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  7. racer93

    racer93 Monkey+

    Don't forget to lock your plasma cutter inside the safe before you leave.
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Those are nice welds, OP! Great job!
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  9. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    That was my old 120v Lincoln transformer mig running Lincoln L-56 in 0.025 and CO2.
    The welds look better in person.
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