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Old 27 Apr 2003
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Advice for vehicle door locks pleeez

Has anyone out there got any suggestions for additional extral locks for all the doors on a 110 station wagon?

I was about to simply rivet standard hasp/staple type (shed door type locks), through to a large spreader plate inside the door, but to be honest it's going to look awful from the outside.

Then someone suggested window locks, but these are all really small & flimsy.

Anyone come across a company anwhere that makes anything sturdy, or any other suggestions.

Also, the 110s got a Tracker system on it, but thats probably useless outside the UK. Are there any similar global type systems?

Thanks for any advice. Rich

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check out this earlier thread:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000040.html

I've just bought a couple of the caravan locks from apb for the front doors of my 110 Hardtop - I haven't fittted yet but they are well meaty . . .
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Old 28 Apr 2003
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Footloose 4x4 (Sacrewell Farm Nr Peterborough) stock a neat and rugged lock which will take a padlock for your rear door on the 110.
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Thanks for the pointers chaps, am following up both leads at the mo.

Think i'll proably go for the caravan lock on the rear & 2nd row doors, and do some serious head scratching for the front doors!

all the best, Richard
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whats that rear door lock like ctc?
I was just going to rivet a shackle-and-padlock on the outside - but, after spending a fortune on the apb caravan type locks for the cab doors might as well go the whole hog . . .
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Huey,

Have you spoken to Safeways Ltd.

10, Grange Mount (Off Grange Road West)
Birkenhead, Wirral,
CH43 4XW.
Tel:/ Fax: 0151-653-3414.

They sell Yale D150 deadlocks

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One point when putting new locks on your vehicle, its worth thinking through all your vehicle's security requirements in advance so you can minimise the number of keys you end up with and avoid walking round with a pocket full of assorted metal shapes. I certainly recommend buying multiple padlocks with the same key.

Huey for a description of the rear door lock fitting call footloose on 01780784781.
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Roman,

Firstly, good to meet you up at Scorpian the other day - I had to rush off so didn't get the chance to say good-bye. . . .
re: the Safeway locks - are they relatively easy to fit to a Defender?
Cheers
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Huey,

That shouldn't be problem as Defender has lots of flat surfaces on the doors and the locks are fairly adjustable.

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Roman (UK)

P.S.I'll be at Scorpion also this Saturday - the shocks/springs still need changing.
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Quote:
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Footloose 4x4 (Sacrewell Farm Nr Peterborough) stock a neat and rugged lock which will take a padlock for your rear door on the 110.
You can also buy the same lock at B&Q for about half the price.

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I ended up returning the caravan style locks (got most of my money back) and bought three D150s from Safeways. Have fitted the two front doors - relatively easy though a bit neve racking taking the hole saw to the landy! The first one took a few hours due to working it out and re-measuring but the second was in in half and hour. Luckily I had the right size hole saw. They do the business and I'm not even bothering to lock the next-to-useless original locks anymore.
The rear door will not be so tidy - the lock will have to go in the door though the barrell is really too deep - I can post again after I've done it if it'd be of any use to anyone.
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"You can also buy the same lock at B&Q for about half the price."

Col, or anybody else, can you tell me what they are labelled as, or look like at b & q etc

Or can anybody send me a digi picture of one?

many thanks!
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I ordered:

http://www.theemergencyboltcompany.c...uct-841740.stm

a few days ago, could be just the thing for my three doors. Once I can collect them, I will post here how they are...

Sam.
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I found a picture of the Yale D150, whilst this would stop someone opening your worn Landie locks with a wrong key or screwdriver, it could be drilled out in a matter of seconds, so my preference to give a similar level of security would be replacement lock barrels and avoid the drilling of the doors:

http://www.merseyworld.com/safeways/d150.html

I also found this 'Van-lock' at screwfix which could be good for back doors, but would stick put a bit too far fo use on side doors:

http://www.screwfix.com/
then put 'van' in the search box

Here is a range of keyed-alike padlocks from Screwfix (The weatherproof blue/black padlocks have a cover on the keyhole which will keep the sand out)

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/sea/...e&n=&x=13&y=12
(Or search for 'alike' if the link doesn't work)

They have braided cables too in 2.1/5.4m

Ian

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"http://www.screwfix.com/
then put 'van' in the search box"

I highly recommend this option. It gives you teh ability to buy the following:

"ANTI VANDAL TOILET SEAT 16SS"
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