Anyone knows where I can get hold of a seat lock? (1 Viewer)

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With collection day looming fast, I'm looking for one of those small locks which locks the driver seat facing backwards. Halfords sells steering locks which would do the job but I prefer something much smaller to put away when not in use.
 

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Thanks all for your answers. I was looking for a thread about it but couldn't find one.

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Jun 30, 2022
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We bought one of these…. It locks both seats (swivelled) together



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This will help, I think just what you are looking for
This may be handy info for if you are wanting to fit a Patriot lock.

The info is all out there already posted, but not all in one post.

Short shackle in the locked position : 10.5mm gap
Long shackle in the locked position : 45mm gap

Short shackle: 40.5mm length
Long shackle: 75mm length

Length of shackle inside locked body: 30mm
( same for both locks )

Longer shackle length may be a problem if you have a narrow space underneath the swivel base.)

Unfortunately on the driver seat of my Ducato Bessacarr 2006 the overall width of the two swivel plates was 14mm.

So I bought the extended shackle Patriot ( the one for use with a chain), and padded the shackle underneath with M14 x 30mm diameter washers to make a snug fit. Maybe for "On - Off" usability, gaffer tape around all the washers to form one large spacer piece.

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Thanks all for your answers. I was looking for a thread about it but couldn't find one.
 

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Personally I want a "security device" to be overt to deter, not covert and discovered after breaking in.
I have a millenco peddle lock but it is only visible after entry into van, so secondary defence.
Big yellow disc lock, anti harpooning plates (Ducato issue), T series deadlocks, habitation door overlock, are
externally visible deterrents.
Hoping thieves will target someone else van, not sorry, you can install the same.

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Aug 19, 2007
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Any chance of a description and/or pics of it in place? Where on the seat frame does it attach?
Mines on a ford transit, seats don't turn fully and didn't need to drill hole, bit fiddly to fit but good deterrent.
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Mines on a ford transit, seats don't turn fully and didn't need to drill hole, bit fiddly to fit but good deterrent. View attachment 878796
I would be tempted to take your vehicle to a quiet area, apply the lock and try for yourself to evaluate if it's possible to drive the van away, even if a bit uncomfortable. My suspicion would be yes, if a bit awkward.
Mike.

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With collection day looming fast, I'm looking for one of those small locks which locks the driver seat facing backwards. Halfords sells steering locks which would do the job but I prefer something much smaller to put away when not in use.
I use. Motorbike disc lock with the seat turned works perfect
 
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I use a good bike D lock that goes through an existing hole. Not as hard to grind off as the bike Patriot but I had one lying around..
 
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A simple padlock placed beneath the seat - within the metal base of the seat - works just fine for me.
There should be a couple of convenient "holes" to thread then padlock through.
 
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A pic of it in place would be good Go_buddy_go_
Sorry just looked at forum and Moho is back in storage so can’t post pic but it locates over the bars at the bottom of the seats [ the one’s you use to put the seats back and forward… if that makes sense? ]

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With collection day looming fast, I'm looking for one of those small locks which locks the driver seat facing backwards. Halfords sells steering locks which would do the job but I prefer something much smaller to put away when not in use.
Try this alarmed motorbike lock. Very robust but small, very easy to fit and you can drop it in the door pocket when not in use. You just have to drill a single hole in the seat base. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09FX27K6P/?tag=mhf04-21



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I would be tempted to take your vehicle to a quiet area, apply the lock and try for yourself to evaluate if it's possible to drive the van away, even if a bit uncomfortable. My suspicion would be yes, if a bit awkward.
Mike.
yes you could and i have drove it out of the car park onto the road , but don't think you would get far with the seat turned ,
 

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