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sliding window locks

Post by shaz on Thu May 07, 2015 8:30 pm

Hi
We have a 1995 Clubman GL and looking for some way to secure the sliding windows
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Re: sliding window locks

Post by Cymro on Thu May 07, 2015 9:51 pm

From a suggestion on this site I made up a little device: take about 2" of plastic "rawlplug"; get a penny washer; screw a 2" screw via the washer into the rawlplug. And you can slot that into the top of the catch which keeps the sliding window closed. In effect, it prevents the catch from being compressed, which in turn prevents the window from being slid open. I made up 2 of them for the Clubman's sliding windows. Worked well. Sorry no photos, and no longer have the van.
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Re: sliding window locks

Post by Paulmold on Thu May 07, 2015 10:18 pm

The Lock m Out company have now developed a product for sliding windows (absolutely nothing wrong with the DIY item above)..


http://lock-m-out.co.uk/products/sliding-window/

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Post by breakaleg on Fri May 08, 2015 3:31 pm

When we had our Clubman I cut some dowelling rod and trimmed it to a wedge shape and it went between where you squeeze the two bits of plastic to release the window this made a much firmer catch.
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Post by shaz on Fri May 08, 2015 7:27 pm

Thanks for the reply's. I have looked at several ways of stopping the catch being squeezed together but feel someone could still easily ram a screwdriver between the window and frame to release the window catch. Am trying to come up with some idea that will stop the window from sliding. scratch head

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Post by terrybrinklow on Fri May 08, 2015 7:51 pm

you can get too complex,I thought if a thief realy wants to get in they just smash the passenger side window.
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