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Old 07-20-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Re: How to lock them doors!

I'm not sure when our door lock was installed (factory or previous owner). I've never seen it on another bus yet but maybe someone else here may know of others. We have a '75 International Loadstar. There's a handle on the outside that locks. When it is turned it pulls a cable that releases the inside handle and opens the door. When it is engaged you cannot pry the doors open. You may be able to open them with extreme force but definately not easily.
This looks like it may be fairly easy to duplicate. The outside handle looks like any shed type handle that turns a bar then just attach a cable and run inside to a lever. Thought I'd share this idea, hope it helps.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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This is what I did on my front door:

http://thewhiteelephantstale.com/con...gsection/7/34/

Ultimately, I will be concealing the cable behind the dash & duct panel.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:41 PM   #3
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Re: How to lock them doors!

Mine also has the outside lock with the cable. You just push the door shut until it 'locks' and when you want to get in, you unlock the handle and twist that which releases the door catch... I replaced the bus door, so I've got the handle and cable assy just sitting there. It looks like a short cable, would only work on a flat nose bus I'm guessing. I might be willing to part with it for shipping costs if I can figure out what I want to fill that hole with. Will have to think and tinker with this before making any final decision though...
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
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Re: How to lock them doors!

Right now im trying to replace the rusty locks on my 86 Bluebird. The sidedoor handle (when closed) is held by a metal peg is pushed up by a strong magnet when you turn the key. Genius eh? Wish i'd thought of that. None of that cable and pulley nonsense (no offence). the tricky part? the original lock's totally screwed, so i have to run wiring up down and around the engine block to the new lock. Im learning more and more about the haphazard design of my bus....2 months on. At least its roomier to fix, than say a compact.
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:18 PM   #5
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Re: How to lock them doors!

Cliff,

I'd be interested in aquiring your set-up. Give me a price or shoot me a private message with your email and I'll send you a shipping label.

I'll just have to figure a way to actually get the handle past the latch. I cant just push the door closed.

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Re: How to lock them doors!

As long as we're at it...does anyone know where a guy could find a solenoid like a door popper? A lot of the ones I have seen are the pull type...I need the push type with maybe a 1 inch stroke and probably 35-40 lbs of force just to be safe. Ideas?
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:01 PM   #7
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Re: How to lock them doors!

I'll take a closer look at the thing this weekend, maybe get a picture or two for ya. I need to see what is involved with the removal as well as how to fill or cover the hole left behind. If it's a big job I'm likely to just leave it, but if it's not too much trouble I don't mind donating it for the price of shipping...
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:48 PM   #8
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Re: How to lock them doors!

I am guessing (maybe inncorectly) that using padlocks to lock your bus's doors is not such a hot idea.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:07 PM   #9
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C'mon, padlocks look too cheezy.
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Re: How to lock them doors!

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C'mon, padlocks look too cheezy.
Oh. . .so-o-o-o. . .now I'm cheezy! Yeah, for the time being!
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