All locked up and some where to go

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:47
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For some time now I've received a ribbing from my mates due to fact that everything in the car is under lock and key (why make it easy for the buggars). Sounds good in theory, provided you don't lose the key.

The offending lock is attached to the camper trailer hitch in this instance.

After much searching for the key, the angle grinder came out, only to discover the lock was inaccessible to the blade.

I sat down and had a look at the thing, then decided to attack it with the bolt cutters to no avail.

It appears there are only two solutions. Either call in a Locksmith or grind off the locking frame.

Any other Ideas?

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:53

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:53
Gas axe mate
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Reply By: Member - Stuart W (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:54

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:54
If it's a brass bodied padlock use an 18'' shifter or smaller shifter and pipe and twist the body.The brass around where it connects with the bolt will break.
Stuart
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:10

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:10
Stuart

Thanks for that. I'll grab a larger shifter from work tomorrow and give it a go.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart W (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:14

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:14
no worries Kim. A bloke showed me this a couple of years ago at work after someone lost the keys to a dozen padlocks. I have'nt bought a brass padlock since.
Stuart
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Reply By: Member - Glenn G (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:58

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:58
There is a third solution ! Find the key :) LOL Its sunday and had a few cordials !

Giffo
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:59

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:59
Bigger Hammer Mate!!!!.



Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:00

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:00
Gas axe mate
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Reply By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:02

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:02
Whoops, posted twice. Dummy
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Reply By: mowing - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:48

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 23:48
Kim, At least it shows that you have achieved what you set out to do!!

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 18:52

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 18:52
Mark

Just go's to show we can be too smart for our good at times.

LOL

Regards

Kim
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