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Chrysler's Gun-Toting Pickup Truck
FOX News ^ | August 13, 2010 | FOX News

Posted on 08/14/2010 9:07:03 AM PDT by STONEWALLS

Chrysler's Ram truck division is taking direct aim at hunters with a unique feature on its new line of Outdoorsman pickup trucks - a gun closet. Called the The Mopar RamBox Holster, its a rack that can hold two rifles or shotguns inside one of the lockable, watertight compartments located on either side of the pickup bed. A $205 option - on top of the $1895 price of the RamBox feature itself - the rack can be rotated to hold six fishing poles for those who prefer quieter trips into the great outdoors. The Outdoorsman starts at $28,350 and includes standard features like scratch-resistant bumpers, puncture-resistant tires, and a towing package. Buyers can order the trimline on most Ram models, including heavy duty and long wheelbase versions.

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KEYWORDS: autos; guns
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..looks good, but I wonder about Chrysler's future as a company...we've already lost our dealership and the next closest one is 25 miles away.
1 posted on 08/14/2010 9:07:04 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

Yeeeee-Haaaaaaaw !


2 posted on 08/14/2010 9:09:26 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Yabut can one stack hay bales to heaven on the sides of the box without breaking it?

3 posted on 08/14/2010 9:11:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: STONEWALLS

Will NEVER own a GM or Dodge again!


4 posted on 08/14/2010 9:12:08 AM PDT by parthian shot
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To: STONEWALLS
“..looks good, but I wonder about Chrysler's future as a company...we've already lost our dealership and the next closest one is 25 miles away.”

Yeah, would hate to see Chrysler fold. But, sadly, it's my guess that when Chrysler re-branded their truck division by dropping the word “Dodge” and going with just “Ram” a signal was sent that the truck line may be all that will remain eventually.

5 posted on 08/14/2010 9:12:44 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: STONEWALLS
I need the pickup bed in full size.
The lock box behind the seat or under the crew cab second seat is a better buy.

'Course for us old rednecks, the gunrack in the rear window is more fun.
The look on those stinkin' liberals' faces as you pass them ... it's priceless.

6 posted on 08/14/2010 9:16:56 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: STONEWALLS

I can just imagine a Jeff Foxworthy’s redneck joke about pick up trucks and gun racks.


7 posted on 08/14/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: parthian shot

“Will NEVER own a GM or Dodge again!”

Sooo, are you implying that you would store and haul several thousand dollars worth of guns around in this storage bin? Personally, I don’t think so. These things will be big ole flags to punks saying “Free guns, just for the taking”! Take a big screw driver or tire tool, stick it under the latch area and pop the lid open in ooooh, maybe two nano-seconds?


8 posted on 08/14/2010 9:18:43 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: STONEWALLS
One other thought ... you never know when that shotgun might be needed
to fire while on the move, out the driver's left window, or the passenger's window. (hehehe)
9 posted on 08/14/2010 9:19:08 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

How about a rear bulkhead box made of Lucite, so the new legalities are kept along with the old fashioned visibility of the gun!


10 posted on 08/14/2010 9:20:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I'd point the guns towards the back, rather than towards my back.

But that's just me...

11 posted on 08/14/2010 9:24:20 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 567 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: STONEWALLS
Maybe Chrysler can offer a gun mount, and get into the export business by offering a ready-made technical.


12 posted on 08/14/2010 9:28:26 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: parthian shot
Will NEVER own a GM or Dodge again!

But I'll bet you'd buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..

13 posted on 08/14/2010 9:29:19 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: snoringbear
.."the truck line may be all that will remain eventually. "

Well, there is always Jeep ('cept the Compass and its ilk).

14 posted on 08/14/2010 9:32:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: STONEWALLS
Personally, I'd prefer a Hummer with a little more punch.


15 posted on 08/14/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: null and void

I saw that. Me too. The truck needs a tailgunner pod.


16 posted on 08/14/2010 9:33:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: STONEWALLS

Nice idea, but until they divest themselves of all Union ownership, I just ain’t interested.

And I say that as someone who likes their truck designs.

I will not buy a Government Made Car or Truck, period!


17 posted on 08/14/2010 9:37:59 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: HiTech RedNeck
To hell with the law, as long as I can lock it when I need to,
but grab it while driving, say from the floorboard in front of the rear seat, behind the driver's right arm rest.




18 posted on 08/14/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Riodacat; parthian shot
But I'll bet you'd buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..

Different set of circumstances, and you know it.
19 posted on 08/14/2010 9:39:21 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: STONEWALLS

Nothing dumber than advertising that you have a gun locked in there.

They’d be better off just advertising it as a built-in utility box and offering gun, pole or tool inserts.


20 posted on 08/14/2010 9:40:04 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Riodacat

“But I’ll bet you’d buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..”

When I was truck shoping I bought the only 100% made in America truck I could find: a Toyota Tundra. Built by Americans, not like the “American” vehicles built in Mexico.


21 posted on 08/14/2010 9:40:56 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: STONEWALLS

Nice idea, but they should put a vault in the cab for a handgun. I have one of these in mine and love it:

http://www.consolevault.com/


22 posted on 08/14/2010 9:44:02 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: Riodacat

Notice the weapon the sniper is using. Cool!


23 posted on 08/14/2010 9:44:20 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse ("It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton, 1921)
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To: Riodacat

But I’ll bet you’d buy a Jap or German vehicle even though the U.S. taxpayer helped breath life into their automotive industries after WW2..
_____________________________________

Nope you would lose that bet!


24 posted on 08/14/2010 9:44:37 AM PDT by parthian shot
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To: STONEWALLS

I’d go for the inside cab lock box, and with a combination, not key lock, so they don’t have “all access” if they get my keys.


25 posted on 08/14/2010 10:02:30 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Yosemitest

I haven’t seen a gunrack in the rear window of a pickup in years — especially carrying a gun. Is that because I no longer live in TX where they are omnipresent?


26 posted on 08/14/2010 10:05:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Dayman
When I was truck shoping I bought the only 100% made in America truck I could find: a Toyota Tundra. Built by Americans...

Are you serious? We are in the market for a truck, and we've never owned anything but an American built car/truck. I've been pushing the idea of a Ford (although I'd settle for a used Escalade at the right price). My husband actually proposed a Toyota the other day which shocked the socks off of me!

27 posted on 08/14/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Paladin2

That’s all well and good but it is just too damn cowboy late to be thinking about getting me back in their consumer fold. They (Chrysler/Dodge/Obama Motors) can suck it. I will never, NEVER buy another Dodge, Chrysler or GM vehicle again.


28 posted on 08/14/2010 10:13:03 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Dayman

Neat product. Thanks.


29 posted on 08/14/2010 10:14:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Southeast Wisconsin)
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To: Dayman
When I was truck shoping I bought the only 100% made in America truck I could find: a Toyota Tundra. Built by Americans, not like the “American” vehicles built in Mexico.

Almost correct. The Toyota Tundra is assembled in the U.S. with 80% domestic part (the rest from Japan).
OTOH, the Chevy Silverado is also assembled domestically with 90% U.S. conntent.

30 posted on 08/14/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: STONEWALLS

How about a inside the cab beer cooler ?

Ultimate red neck dream.....


31 posted on 08/14/2010 10:18:38 AM PDT by njslim
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To: Yosemitest
'Course for us old rednecks, the gunrack in the rear window is more fun.

OK old redneck, let's test your credentials...

Why do cowboy hats turn down in the back?

32 posted on 08/14/2010 10:19:04 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: parthian shot

Really? What do you have in the garage?


33 posted on 08/14/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: snoringbear

Someone will buy Dodge’s truck divison and keep it going. It makes money and only needs a dealer network. Toyota has only one dealership in my county and does just fine.


34 posted on 08/14/2010 10:23:06 AM PDT by Thud
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To: Riodacat

What does GM/Dodge and German/Japanese car companies have in common?

Socialist labor unions who consistently vote for liberal polticians who have damaged the USA.

So, no I will never buy a car made by a union and yes there are some. Can you name one?


36 posted on 08/14/2010 10:51:29 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: Riodacat
the Chevy Silverado is also assembled domestically with 90% U.S. conntent.

Are you sure about those numbers?

"Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 85% for '08, down from 90% for '07"
http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story.jsp?section=top&story=amMadeParts&subject=ami

And more recently:

"Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra 75%"
http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/2009/07/03/25-vehicles-less-american-than-the-toyota-tundra/

37 posted on 08/14/2010 10:51:55 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Riodacat

Chevy doesn’t have the reliability that the Tundra does. After getting bit for several bad transmissions in various big 3 vehicles over the years I’ve shyed away from them.


38 posted on 08/14/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT by Dayman
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“Someone will buy Dodge’s truck divison and keep it going. It makes money and only needs a dealer network. Toyota has only one dealership in my county and does just fine.”

Hope so. Dealership density would probably not be the deciding factor when it comes to survival. I think the critical factor would be more about pumping money into keeping the brand fresh and competitive with Ford, GM and Toyota. It will take a lot of money to run with the big dogs. Keep in mind that Chrysler’s pickup line hasn’t had a major redesign in what, maybe fifteen years or more? And, the hemi trade mark may be getting jadded too. Afterall, the current engine is not even a true hemi- meanwhile, the other big dogs are doing some very interesting things when it comes to upcoming engines...


39 posted on 08/14/2010 11:11:07 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Cuttnhorse

“Notice the weapon the sniper is using. Cool!”

...I caught that too...good old M-14 chambered in 7.62 NATO...reach out and touch some one.


40 posted on 08/14/2010 2:28:22 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Plutarch
offering a ready-made technical

How about a high end one for the domestic market? It should come with a remote, and an hdtv gunsight routed to the dashboard display. GPS targeting for the rocket/missile launcher versions...

41 posted on 08/14/2010 3:29:54 PM PDT by no-s (B.L.O.A.T. and every day...because some day soon they won't be making any more...for you.)
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To: STONEWALLS

Just a government-controlled-companies sneaky attempt to identify where some of the 200 million guns are?


42 posted on 08/14/2010 6:22:58 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

To drip the rain water off the back, and to make the hat blow off easier in the wind.

43 posted on 08/15/2010 8:52:09 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Nope.
It's because the new vehicle's metal can't take the stress of the gun and the gun-rack.
They're made too cheaply.
44 posted on 08/15/2010 8:55:29 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Yosemitest

Me thinks it is from the days when the back window of a pick-up truck was close to the back of the seat. The back of the hat turned down so it did not hit the back window.


45 posted on 08/15/2010 9:22:45 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Dayman

How do you open it in the dark?


46 posted on 08/15/2010 9:24:51 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

In my ‘77 Ford Supercab, that wasn’t a problem.


47 posted on 08/16/2010 1:34:49 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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In my ‘77 Ford Supercab, that wasn’t a problem.

Well I was not talking about one of them new fangled fancy type pickups

48 posted on 08/16/2010 8:24:39 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Mine has a 3 digit combination lock. I keep it set to a certain combination then roll the tumblers by touch. I’ve practiced and can have my pistol in hand in just under 1.5 second from the time I open the console lid.

You can get them with a key lock, but I didn’t think that would be wise since the best place for the key would be on the keyring which would be locked into the ignition.


49 posted on 08/16/2010 9:40:06 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: Dayman

I have the digital key pad and set a combination pattern that I can remember without looking.

Sounds like you are an aware person and did the same thing I did, plan ahead to make sure you can get your weapon quickly.


50 posted on 08/16/2010 5:56:51 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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