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Re: Aaaargh! Yet more damage!

Dan Simoes <dans@ans.net> wrote:

>> Next task: replace damaged lock assy, fit immobilizer, wait for next thief
>> to show up whilst holding a rather large loaded gun.
>Tom, do you have ADP plates (Armor Door Plates) in Holland?

Yes, we do. I got a set for my Dad's Golf a couple of years ago. Very

>If not, anyone care to join me in chipping in for a set of
>these for Tom?

You really are a nice guy. Thanks.

  They will cover the damage, or hopefully most
>of it.

All 3" of it? Hmmm... I told you this guy used brute force...

  Hmm, just noticed you have a 1988 80 - not sure if
>they make them for that car, but then again, never heard
>of anyone getting into one with the screwdriver trick.

Neither did I- and luckily he didn't get in! I don't think they're
available for the B3 cars though- they were invented to cover up Team
Door-Handle's greatest gaffe (the fact that a screwdriver got you into
those cars easier than a key)

Thanks for the support. Insurance doesn't cover it, unfortunately (right.
Why else would I need insurance?), but I've already made an appointment for
an estimate with the guy who's going to repaint my car's front end (if
ever). My Xmas is going to be spent trying to get the lock to work again. I
think I've got it worked out... manual in hand, trying to determine what
needs replacing.

Is it possible to re-use my old lock tumblers with a new lock mechanism on
my car, too, I wonder?


 Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The Netherlands
 1988 Audi 80 1.8S, mostly Tizianrot metallic, 215,000km

    They all laughed at Albert Einstein. They all laughed at Columbus.
          Unfortunately, they also all laughed at Bozo the Clown.
                                      -- William H. Jefferys