The Latest Project Starts Today...

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  1. JJ

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    A couple of years ago I saw a Classic Hymer 660S parked here in Silves which had the neatest dead lock system fitted inside the two parts of its "stable door" I had ever seen.

    I inquired as to the make of these locks with the intention of buying two for my Hymer.

    No need.

    He had two "spares" in his tool box and a deal was soon completed.

    After years of thinking time and following the recent success of the bathroom sink re-modelling I have decided to fit them NOW.

    Yesterday I went to a magnificent, family owned hardware shop that they still have in Portugal and bought the necessary nuts and bolts and stainless steel screws from the boss Joao.

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    The planning is done...

    Now for the ACTION.


    JJ :cool:
     
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    When ever some one mentions an old fashioned style hardware shop I think of the two Ronnies sketch - 4 candles/fork handles!!!!
     
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    Ok the stop watch is go, lets see how many hours, days or even years it takes:whistle:;)
     
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    The locks look the biz though JJ(y)
     
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    Two doors to do... allocated time on the job sheet... 2 days per door.

    Plan to stick strengthening wood to the inside of the door with Sikaflex.

    I need to allow drying time for the glue!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Am starting to worry about you JJ. All this activity is completely out of character.
     
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    Woke up to a lovely sunny day...

    A day designed for action.

    First make space in door for the lock.

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    Then make all the spacers so the lock sits in the correct position...

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    Glue spacers into position...

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    drill the necessary holes in the correct places... using Matthew when taking a rest...

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    and before you know it, one half of the job is virtually finished...

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    What did you lot do today? :whistle:


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I think she's called Joan. Screws and bolts. (y)
     
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    Looks good quality (y)

    ...............but is it to keep someone out or someone in ?..............





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    :):):):):)
     

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    Ok good stuff, lets look at the other side of the door now;)
     
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    I can't believe you are still doing things to it JJ, that's all you have been doing since the chap at Coimbra offered you a small fortune for the classic Hymer.:D
    Is that when you realised it's real value. (y)

    And whats this with security locks, are you worried about its safety, ;) or are you coming to Spain. :ROFLMAO: Bob.
     
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    In due course my friend... in due course!


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    He never said anything about this ! And "I" was thinking he was trying to please me .... Silly me !:rolleyes:
     
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    those locks look like they are very heavy u might be over weight now jj .lol
     
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    I think that you have seriously overreacted to the arrest of the former Portuguese Prime Minister on fraud charges with this additional security for the van...;););)


    I'm sure he wasn't going to target you and he's in custody now anyway...(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Hate to say this JJ but it is normal practice to drill into the door from the edge -several holes -then chop out and slide the lock in position not forgetting to drill hole in line for the STAR key === no mess and nothing to patch up on the inside or out
    Mean while it looks good on the outside ;)(y):)
    terry
     
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    Is that one of my transport people posting above?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Don't upset him when he's on a roll Terry! JJ, I hope you haven't left the tools on your dinette table after you just tidied it the other day..
     
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    Nobody likes a smarty pants, Terry!

    (...and with all due respect, were you to be working on a Hymer door made with a sandwich construction of thin aluminum sheet, compressed foam and thin plywood with an alumimium formed frame, you might realise that my way was the ONLY (correct) way to retain full strength.)

    JJ :cool:
     
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