If it really is that much of a pain to get off, might it not be a good location to put things like spare keys and a credit card and things like that on a long trip in a small dry bag? Not sure the average thief would even know to look in a 'secret compartment' like that.
+1.......The toolbox is near worthless as a toolbox, but you can put a few essentials in a ziplock bag. Not sure I'd trust a key or credit card in there, but some spare fasteners, zip ties, roll of electrical tape, fuses, etc. Might even put a Twinkie in there. Could save my life. :wink2: