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Vehicle Security

bernieg

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This weekend I fitted a heavy duty padlock to the back door of my Landy. I now want to fit extra locks to the front doors. But I have not managed to find any deadlocks with a deadbolt that will span the ~35mm gap between the door edge and the frame. Anyone know of anything that will span such a gap.
The Landy is a hardtop so I would not have to take the door apart to fit any locks, I could fit them in the space in the frame, and the deadbolt would then protrude in to the door.

If you know of anything please let me know, or any idea's how it could be done.

Cheers
Bernie
 

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We met some Dutch people doing a round the world tour, and they used some deadlocks from casement windows on their 110 doors. I got a shot of the vehicle side of it. The door side just had a striker plate drilled to accept the male pins.

See if this link to my picture works:

http://www.gestalt.net.au/Defender/P1190722.JPG

They just had a special profile key to lock/unlock it.
 
We met some Dutch people doing a round the world tour, and they used some deadlocks from casement windows on their 110 doors. I got a shot of the vehicle side of it. The door side just had a striker plate drilled to accept the male pins.

See if this link to my picture works:

http://www.gestalt.net.au/Defender/P1190722.JPG

They just had a special profile key to lock/unlock it.

Thats exactly what I want to do. From the picture it looks like they made some kind of standoff for the lock, to move it closer to the actual door, which is not a bad idea, as I have not found a lock with a deadbolt that will span the ~35mm gap between the actual door and the frame.

Will see what I can do to move the lock closer, will update this thread updated.

Bernie
 
Don't overlook the security at the hinged side of doors too. I would consider it easier gaining entry from that side of a door than an unmodified locked side.

My experience

AJ
 
Did you need to remove the number plate to fit it?
Does it come with strengthening plates behind it?

I had to remove the number plate, fit the door guard plate and then refit the number plate over it. I stepped the number plate away from the body sufficiently for the guard plate to fit behind.

It was the easiest place to fit the lock, as it meant I did not have to drill through any steel box sections.

It does not come with strengthening plates, it does come with the bolts. I fitted my own steel strengthening plates from some steel plate I had laying around from another job.

Bernie
 
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