alternative to Autoloc style bear claw latches.

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alternative to Autoloc style bear claw latches.

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Locking rotary latches, (bear claw). I have the usual Autoloc style large set all installed but find that if you ever lock them with the door open, it jams them completely! If I make them so they don't jam, then they don't lock.
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Anyone have a better setup that would be the best to convert from this setup, especially the door post pin? Can't be any thicker than these which is 3/4" from memory. I have a separate solenoid that operates the bottom bracket for the central locking.
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Re: alternative to Autoloc style bear claw latches.

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Hi Marcus, I just tried my locks I cannot use the lock function when the claws are open. The claws need to be in the locked position for the locking plate to pass behind the claws. This is the second set I have put in as the first did stupid things like you are experiencing. I know this not a answer to your question but maybe you hgave shitty locks like I first had. Cheers Pato
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Re: alternative to Autoloc style bear claw latches.

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Found that out too now. I bent the end of the slide locking piece up a bit to stop it getting accidently jammed if the central locking was activated with the door open. There is actually more room behind the lock jaws when closed than open, so used that to my advantage. Just got to bend it just enough to fit in only when closed.
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Re: alternative to Autoloc style bear claw latches.

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Its great that you sorted it out.
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