Spare wheel security for GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:49
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In reference to some discussion in the past, I got some threaded bolt stock that fits the GQ style lock (similar to Landcruisers) If you are handy with a welder you can drill out one of the existing holes which are smaller than 12x1.25 and weld this into the wheel carrier after accessing it from the back. This way you can use a wide variety of locking nuts, or the aforementioned Landcruiser/GQ style which can be bought from Ebay (under the Solex brand)
I got mine done by a steel fabrication place near SuperCheap in Bell Street Preston. Very helpful guys and a very reasonable price.
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:57

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:57
I just used the normal lock nuts that are used on Mag wheels.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 18:01

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 18:01
I had a Nissan mag wheel and brand new BFG stolen of the back so i removed the holder, removed the nuts, welded in new 12 x 1.25 bolts and welded a ring inside where the wheel sits so there is no room to get tools inside to undo the nuts. I also added a pad lock and shielded the loop on the lock from cutting. If you have a series 1, it has a plastic holder which makes it more difficult to add security to it! Michael


















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Follow Up By: Te L - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 18:32

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 18:32
Sounds great. Would you have some pix of your installation?
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:35

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:35
Yes there is some good pics on the Patrol 4x4 site. Type in to the search bow on that forum compressor mounting under bonnet page 2 Scroll down half way down the page and you will see the holder with a Big red compressor mounted inside the holder. That's my White Patrol. you can see what i have done to the holder for security.. regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:37

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:37
Sorry, i meant search box !! Michael

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:51

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:51
I don't know what happened to the post above, it should read type in compressor mounting under bonnet page 2 Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:52

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:52
It did it again, for some reason i cant leave gaps anymore!! Michael
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Reply By: Te L - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 23:05

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 23:05
Thanks, much appreciated!
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 03:34

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 03:34
A real padlock, with a hardened loop is the go.
Go see a locksmith, I did $75 and peace of mind.

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Follow Up By: Te L - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 22:42

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 22:42
Bit of a catch 22 with this, as the hole is under 6mm which stops you using larger padlocks. A combination of all of the methods mentioned so far seems logical.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 04:50

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 04:50
They definately make hardened steel padlock loops, or whatever you call them to fit.
I suggest you go to a security mob, or a locksmith

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