Transit Custom secured with deadlocks.
We do a lot of locks here at SEAA, but then can you really afford not to secure your vehicle?
This particular vehicle is a brand new Transit Custom. It had a tailgate and one side load door. It was completed on site for a local main dealer.
Again the locks used were L4V Thatcham accredited deadlocks. These provide an additional layer of security to help prevent unwanted access into the vehicle load area. Fitting these involves cutting a slot or mortice into the tailgate, and drilling a hole from the outside for the barrel to go through. Definitely not something for the faint hearted! Once all the drilling and cutting is completed, all the metal fillings are removed and the holes are rust proofed utilising a rust inhibitor. Finally the outer UV stabilised outer excursion is riveted in place, but only once a sealing agent is applied around the barrel to prevent water ingress.
Due to this vehicle having a tailgate two locks were required either side of the tailgate. The mortice "bolt" then fires into a specially designed reinforcing plate that locates discreetly by the vehicle rear lights.
Finally the side load door also had another deadlock fitted to help prevent unwanted access. All the locks were fitted on site, and yes in the rain, which is not ideal. But with some careful cleaning all the metal filings were removed. And as an added pre-caution the dealer valeted the vehicle straight away after completion.
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