Spot light Locknuts

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 22:43
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I was wondering if anyone has been able to fit locknuts to there spot lights , and if so what type did you find and were ?

Also heard od a alarm you can fit to the lights also . Can this be fitted to the existing alarm ? or is it a seperate unit .

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Reply By: Farside - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:07

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:07
Nick

I picked up a set of nuts from ARB for my set of IPF's for about $26. Jaycar sell an alarm kit for spotlights.

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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:16

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:16
Nick

Just purchased a set of Driving Light Lock nuts from Duncan 4WD.

They work on the same principle as the wheel lock nuts.

i.e. You have to have a unique/special driver that comes with the set, to tighten them up and undo them.

They are a relatively flat unobtrusive profile, so much so that I mounted mine on a piece of 25mm x 50mm box tube with a cut out on the bottom and the actual lock nut seating up inside the tube.

Just let the thieving S H I T S have a go at that. ( Most probably will just smash them off) LOL.

Anyway the box tube the sits on two aerial mounts that I had welded on the 'bull bar' for that exact purpose.

The bolts that fix the box tube to these mounts are 1/2 inch, that have the wing nuts padlocked on.

Again, not totally thief proof, however will slow them down, and they will have to come equiped in a big way to get them off.

Also, the idea is that when I'm back in town and don't ned them, I just undo the padlocks, whip off the wing nuts, disconnect the lights ( plugs) and the whole lot lifts off intact without disturbing the light setting/aiming etc.

Takes about 5mins both off and on and what a potential thief can't see , they aren't tempt to steal.

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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:18

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:18
Forgot to add that they cost $25.00 at Duncans
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:29

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:29
Nick, will message you rather than pass on too much here. Sorry folks. Inexpensive alternative with a rollpin through the mounts.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:47

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:47
You should be in bed like you were in NZ when I last rang you.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:49

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:49
No doubt you are out putting 'roll pins' in the cows to thwart the local cattle duffers.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:52

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:52
well I am trying to make sure I can sleep after your phone calls now. The cows are all ID chipped anyway, which is the best way these days. Been that way for some years. We know when they were last through the shed for all our records.

Oh Ken, I have to reurn the favour of the late night call some time. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:57

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 23:57
Ah! the wonders of modern technology, including the telephone. SWMBO is still on my case about that NZ phone call. I just plumb forgot abot the time zone thing.

Anyway a nice cold beer on me next time will fix it all.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 07:52

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 07:52
They have to be ID chipped so Jhn can find them in the nightclubs and send them home Lucy
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 08:08

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 08:08
You are pretty right actually Bonz. They have been known to go out on their own or others come home with them, even a boyfriend or so.

Lucy, I am sure that coldie would be a helpful thing. You could give the SWMBO a beer now and help out. Son took a stockfeed phone call in Italy last year, overnight so I heard the other day.
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Reply By: old-plodder - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:13

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 18:13
I remember I bought some for my cibies years ago when I first got them (25 years ago?).

Now I just use a locking collar. If they have the patience to undo the hex lock nut and the main nut, they are going to be hanging around for a while.
You could tap the locking collar and drill out the hex screw to something else if your were particular.
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Reply By: age - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 11:29

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 11:29
I found that a set of normal wheel lock nuts (to suit Holden threads and only cost $10 from auto shop) fitted on a set of TJM lights - make sure you move them every now and then - I left them for a few years with a bit of beach work and they seized on - lucky light was broken as had to destroy to get off
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