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Suicide door locks, who has the best?

For a 33 Ford coupe, I'd like to ad door locks for security.....who has the best?

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Suicide door locks

Several companies make (or sell) the small manual door locks, just look for the best price. Do NOT get ones with solenoids to operate the pins, fire could lock you in! Just get the manual one with a micro switch. Wire the switches to an LED on the dash which will remain lit if either pin is not engages.
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Several companies make (or sell) the small manual door locks, just look for the best price. Do NOT get ones with solenoids to operate the pins, fire could lock you in! Just get the manual one with a micro switch. Wire the switches to an LED on the dash which will remain lit if either pin is not engages.
Which are those you have pictured?
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Google image search came up with this: aluminum knobs Suicide door safety pin kit Speed Lok 10 module
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For a 33 Ford coupe, I'd like to ad door locks for security.....who has the best?

The intended function of suicide locks comes only during the time when you are quickly braking to a stop after a latch has failed to keep the door shut. They are a safety.

For security of the theft kind, bear claw latches with locks are your best bet.
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If you want to make your own.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/posts/13244767/
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Better locks for suicide doors?

There has to be something better than this stuff from autoloc.......very disappointing, a block of aluminum that gets two short bolts to hold it in the door, NO trim pieces for either of the hole in door panel, or the hole in door jamb.......any other ideas out there with pictures?
Not to mention.....installation instructions are pathetic.....
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I wanted to say in the first thread: You. Ones you can make for your own car are probably "best".

Just bear in mind this scenario. You wrecked or were wrecked. Door is jammed, car on it's lid and on fire. Locks engaged and jammed. You turn sideways in the seat and attempt to mule kick a door open. Won't open because the suicide locks are too substantial and you burn to a crisp. You'll wish it was just that little pin. Re-read my previous post carefully. Lock pins are not for locking the car.

Nobody puts a bezel around the pin hole because the pin is never to be seen and just a hole is less visually obtrusive. As far as the handle, most anything getting suicide locks is also getting custom upholstery so no bezel is provided. Normally the handle would be mounted out of view anyway.

Kinda the same thing with lack of instructions. If you need instructions, you are not familiar with customizing. They manufacturer cannot know what design arrangement you will arrive at or what vehicle the pins are to be used on. They are just providing a mechanism with no responsibility aside from assuring the mechanism's assembly workmanship. Nobody nowhere can assure you a door will never fly open, nor can they promise you won't be injured if you buy their product.
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Also Watson Street Works:

https://watsons-streetworks.com/prod...ety-lock-pins/
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Never was interested in "locking the car"....keeping the doors on the car because they are suicide is my goal....
I'm not familiar with customizing? Because I want a great product to be complete?
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Never was interested in "locking the car"....keeping the doors on the car because they are suicide is my goal....
I'm not familiar with customizing? Because I want a great product to be complete?
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Glad I could provide some entertainment for you. I hope your search for happiness is successful.
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