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Lets see those homemade door safety locks.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dave L, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Dave L
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 233

    Dave L
    from Idaho

    I have been looking at all the aftermarket door safety locks and really don't care for most of them, what did you do to keep your early iron doors from popping open when using original door latches i.e model A's. I have thought of installing bearclaws but would like to see other options before i do...

    pics if you have em, please


    Dave L.
  2. Okay.

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  3. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,913

    El Caballo

    I'm in tears.
  4. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,317

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    Highly recommended on an MG with suicide doors.


  5. jkeesey
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 652


    The technical term is a deadbolt.

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  6. Kato Kings
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
    Posts: 682

    Kato Kings
    from Minnesota

    I made these for my 36 chev. pickup after i suicided the doors.

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  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Patent Pending

  8. Dave L
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 233

    Dave L
    from Idaho

    those look great, thanks for sharing
  9. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 499

    mike in tucson
    from Tucson

    Not homemade but kinda....
    1. Used Carolina Custom door pin solenoids. Pin mounts in jamb and goes into hole in door. Solenoid retracts pin.
    2. We dont want the door pin capable of activating when the door is open because the pin wil bend when you slam the door. To prevent this, use a dome light switch in door that is wired in power to pin solenoid when door is open.
    3. Solenoid pin wired using Dakota remote key fob, viola! power door locks
    4. You can now leave the car with the windows down. If someone reaches in to unlatch door, nothing happens since solenoid pins are holding door closed.
    5. Installed a manual pull wire in trunk for use if battery dies
    Door will NOT open unless pin is retracted.
    6. No wires into door only addition to door is hole somewhere in latch area.
    Hoffman sells rip off of Carolina Custom unit design, of course, lesser quality by Hoffman.
  10. ParkinsonSpeed
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
    Posts: 429


    I used to have a chain link welded to the door and one to the body and a horse shoe to keep it in line... Wish i had a picture of that one.
  11. I am using the original door lock for the model a, was used on the drivers side so I added one to the pass. side.

  12. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,096

    Dave Mc

    I Made these for my 33 Fordor Vicky Convertible Sedan,the Dovetails are solid Stainless ,drilled which guides the Bolt into a Plastic Caster plug located in the Female Dovetail Reciever,the Escutcheons are from 29 Model A,the barrel of the Bolt slides through an Uphostery clip secured to the inner door panel which provides tension and prevents it from unlocking by itself

    here is a thread relating to my locks

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  13. A Barrel lock works pretty good. HRP

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013

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