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Any ideas for secret spots?

I need to find a place to hide my stuff. Any ideas? And join Secret Safe compartment group!

batonas2 years ago
wall ventilations or drainage grates or any other thing with screws like pc would be a great secret spots, as long as it not cloged up with your stuff, because if it is someone might notice it and try to fix it and find your stuff.
batonas2 years ago
unscrew door hinge make any size pocket under the hinge put in what you like screw the screws back and its save till you need it, saw it in burn notice, hope I helped.
if you would describe wat you would like to hide (if its not a secret) or just the size of it you would get more accurate replys.
edaland2 years ago
under floor
you could hide stuff in a compartment drilled into the top of a door
i have a bunk with an air duct above it i could unscew it and hide stuff!!!!
Depending on the type of vacume you may have, you could put lots of stuff inside it. And if the vacume is non functional anyways you could remove more internal parts (dust bags, filters, fittings, motor ) to create more space. Just becareful no one throws it away when your not looking.
Gjdj34 years ago
I love secret compartments! A secret compartment I really want to build would be one in the front seat of a car. I imagine that it could be really useful.
Except when a cop sees you taking something from your front seat...

A secret compartment I really want to build would be one in the front seat of a car.
What does that mean exactly...?
Sorry if my statement was a bit confusing. What I meant was something along these lines: a secret compartment under the seat or maybe cut into the back of the seat. The idea wasn't to hide something from the cops, but to be able to keep valuables in the car without them being stolen.
Gorfram Gjdj34 years ago
Bolted-under-the-driver's seat is a common location for vehicle-based gun safes (in those US states where licenses to carry concealed firearms are available to those proven sufficiently sane and law-abiding). This means that under the driver's seat in not too bad a hiding spot, and that you can get a convenient and very secure key and/or combination safe that bolts in there quite nicely (but for a rather steep-ish price). It also means that if you are stopped by law enforcement officers anywhere in the US and they see you reaching under the drivers seat, they may assume that you were reaching for your firearm and react accordingly. So that may not be such a good place for stuff after all - especially not your vehicle registration and proof-of-insurance.
In the dash of many cars are push-fit components -ie ash-tray, courtesy lights etc. Behind my ashtray console is a space of approx 0.5 pint volume. Under the handbrake is also another good voluminous space. You might also consider using a 'scooped-out' car stereo, keeping the fascia so the thing looks bona-fide. Before you hack your car to pieces you might experiment on some scrap pieces from the breakers yard, ie mirrors with a deep back, car seats and so on. Good luck!
i was thinking that car designers would use the space wisely so that they can make the cabin as airy as they can and I thought maybe the air-vent hose is also a pretty good place...all you would need to do is make sure you can snap the grille off and on again at will.
another thought! replacement gear knobs with electrnic lights: the gubbins can be taken out (you can access this as if you were going to change the tiny battery in it). You might be able to pick one up cheap if its 'broken' or at a sunday car boot sale.
The idea wasn't to hide something from the cops
I know that wasn't the idea, but trust me. If a cop sees you grabbing something from inside your car seat, they probably aren't going to wait and see what it is.

a secret compartment under the seat or maybe cut into the back of the seat
Ok. That makes a lot more sense. Thanks.
Salsa7664 years ago
hey yall should join my secret safe sompartment group. I already know that Gjdj3 has. feel free to join!
kevinhannan5 years ago
That would depend on what you are hiding and from whom... In the case of the LEO anything you put here would then no longer be so secret...? What I do is when I go to sleep I 'walk' around each room in my house and look at each item very carefully and if the is space inside it could be used. There are some suggestions which could be just too risky; such as electrical boxes and in the back of 'old' style tv's. But if you're hiding stuff from LEO dogs then put it up as high as you can manage, away from their sensitive noses as possible (although that's not guaranteed - it only reduces the risk). And when you do find your spots don't tell anyone. But don't put your will there! Good luck.
thanks