Re: [DML] - Car Display Option(s)- door block
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Re: [DML] - Car Display Option(s)- door block



Cecil,
 
Great idea. Can you give us the proper length to cut the PVC. I am not too good at the trial and error method, I usually cut it off twice and it is still too short.
 
Rod 
10921

--- On Wed, 11/24/10, Cecil Longwisch <dmc82@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Cecil Longwisch <dmc82@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] - Car Display Option(s)- door block
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 6:15 PM


  





I use a 3/4" piece of PVC conduit (right color) cut to length to bend fit over the door pins and it keeps the unwanteds out. Less than $5.00 for both doors. You then only have to field the questions on how do the doors close with these pipes there. 

Cecil Longwisch 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:58:59 AM 
Subject: [DML] Re: Was Turn signal switch - Car Display Option(s) 

  

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:58:59 AM 
Subject: [DML] Re: Was Turn signal switch - Car Display Option(s) 

  

What scares me the most is the kids coming up to the car with dripping ice cream cones and leaning into the car! A Delorean is one of the few cars displayed with the doors open. Some take that as an invitation to enter. I have seen owners use cargo nets over the door opening. I use a plush Einstein on the driver's seat and stay by the car while the doors are open. I also use a battery master switch so nothing will operate. I also put anything loose like the ciagrette lighter, radar detector, garage door opener, etc, in the vault. There was on one occasion a gearshift knob stolen out of a Delorean at an event. I guess someone wanted a souvenir? The fact is some people have no respect for other's personal property so you just have to be careful. At least I have no problem with fingerprints! A little Windex and the are gone! It is the rings and rivets in the pants you have to watch for! 
David Teitelbaum 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx , "d_rex_2002" <rich@...> wrote: 
> 
> Rich and List, 
> 
> Almost every DeLorean owner has to struggle with either 
> displaying with the doors open or closed, hoping to keep 
> unwanted people out of their DeLorean. 
> 
> I have heard of and observed the "switch break" scenerio 
> several times over the years, and although I have not had 
> it happen to me, I have helped others with the repairs. 
> 
> The display option I have been using for a long time is to 
> only have the passenger door open, since there is less to 
> break when someone gets into the passenger side seat. 
> 
> Of course, you still need to watch out for the people who 
> lean or grab onto the top corner of the windshield, to 
> try to get in or out, but at least most switches are safe. 
> 
> I usually put a gray or black duffle bag on the driver seat 
> (filled with towels I use to clean or prep the car) and I 
> have not had anyone try to move or sit down on the bag. 
> 
> Keep displaying the car, but try to keep it safe as well. 
> 
> Later, 
> Rich W. 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx , "Richard" <racuti1@> wrote: 
> > 
> > Pfft...it'll never happen. 
> > 
> > First, I have no idea where in my neighborhood, these people live. I never see them out and about. 
> > 
> > Second, they were obviously broke. It's not worth my energy to try and get blood from a stone. 
> > 
> > Lastly, it had been weeks in between when the kid jumped into my car, and when I tried to flip on the high beams. (I had no reason to use them in the intervening time) So no judge is going to rule on my side when I can't tie his activity to the failure of the switch. 
> > 
> > I will take this as an expensive, aggravating lesson and just string bungie nets across the doors or keep the car locked down. Or electrically charge the body panels. Or just stop showing it altogether. Whatever. 
> > 
> 

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