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Slowie
03-01-2008, 10:22 PM
Hey guys, I am another new guy on the Prado scene and already I have learnt so much from the forums topics, thanx heaps.

I had a nice pair of IPF's fitted today, and was curious as to how I can stop (slow down?) the feral mongrels that might like them on their car instead of the Prado.......

Thanx again, Slowie

Piggy
03-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Drill a suitable hole thru the thread, test run a small padlock thru the thread (you will need two) and then wind the retaining nut back down the thread, which will clean up the thread. Do this on both light assemblies, fit the lights, and fit the padlocks. This will slow thieves down somewhat.

I have seen this in real life and the thief just undoes the nut with a long spanner, and effectively it becomes a padlock breaker!! (you need to use small padlocks and they have bugger all strength, the nut undoing is enough to shear them off).

What you need to do (and it was covered in another thread earlier) is drill two welsh plugs (one slightly larger than the other).
Fit one under the nut and tighten it up, and the other slides over then fit the padlock holding the second welsh plug over the other end of the nut.
No way to undo the nut to shear the lock as a spanner cant get onto it due to the plugs.
Make sure they cant get a chunky screwdriver into the lock either to force it.

As said, you can get special nuts for them from certain stores, they are like the mag wheel locking nuts.

03-01-2008, 11:53 PM
Like these;

http://search.ebay.com.au/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=ipf+lock+nuts&category0=

joey
04-01-2008, 05:49 AM
i just welded a small lug on the end of each bolt..they can still come off but slows them down big time

yetiboy01
04-01-2008, 09:52 AM
I fitted some anti theft lock nuts I bought off ebay, they are barrier nuts, the same style as wheel lock nuts, just hope I dont loose the socket to remove them, otherwise because of the position they are mounted in, it will take an oxy to get them off

MTpockets
04-01-2008, 10:25 AM
I fitted some anti theft lock nuts I bought off ebay, they are barrier nuts, the same style as wheel lock nuts, just hope I dont loose the socket to remove them, otherwise because of the position they are mounted in, it will take an oxy to get them off

Unless the theif has a socket like yours :idea: :idea:

yetiboy01
04-01-2008, 10:49 AM
Most unlikly as Barrier nuts have hundreds of combinations, not like the cheap copys which only have 1 or 2

clifton
04-01-2008, 02:12 PM
You can't go wrong with genuine "Barri Nuts" :) :) :)

Simmo67
04-01-2008, 02:40 PM
Here's a sure way to keep them on...

If you catch someone removing them - remove his arms instead :twisted:

this seems to have the affect of reducing theft :P

halojump
04-01-2008, 02:49 PM
ARB (used to anyways) sell 'domed' (ie in teh shape of a dome) lock nuts for spotties. You need a keyed socket that fits onto your extension socket driver.

I think they were less than $20; I have had them on a few previous vehicles with IPF lights.

See http://arb.com.au/ipf-globes-and-accessories.php for details

Yota
04-01-2008, 03:04 PM
I use the keyed lock nuts as mentioned above.
When you consider the price of a set of IPF's or lightforce, the nuts are quite cheap.

MTpockets
04-01-2008, 05:16 PM
Most unlikly as Barrier nuts have hundreds of combinations, not like the cheap copys which only have 1 or 2
I wasnt aware of that, I will check that out for my IPF's.
cheers

Slowie
04-01-2008, 06:03 PM
Thanx heaps for the different ideas guys. Ripped down to me ARB store today, $27 for a pair of barri-nuts, home to fit them and hello, I remembered team Piggy's comment about a thievin' mongrel using a big spanner, so I combined this with the welsh plug idea !!!
Found a couple of stainless cover plates (used for plumbing) in the shed and covered the nuts, fitted the Barri nuts, and I feel better I have slowed the mongrels down at least.

Now just need to work out how to add the bit at the bottom of my messages, eg, 2007 GXL etc

MTpockets
04-01-2008, 06:10 PM
Now just need to work out how to add the bit at the bottom of my messages, eg, 2007 GXL etc

Just go to your profile and there is a section for your signiture. Just fill it out and its all good :wink:

Slowie
04-01-2008, 07:04 PM
Cheers Les, or is it MTpockets? Ah, the protocol of it all..... :oops:

Slowie
04-01-2008, 10:09 PM
Sleep under it? I might as well as I have been in real close contact with it since it finally arrived less than a month ago. lol. :D :D