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groovzilla 04-22-2018 07:03 PM

Deadbolt with longer 4 & 3/4" bolt needed - Help!!
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i have a 1965 safari and the distance of the entry door handle is 4 & 3/4" from center to door edge/striker plate. **photo attached**

the deadbolt was missing so i located a new one to fill the hold but can't find an adjustable bolt or fixed bolt long enough that is 4 & 3/4" to fit my door.

**please help!!

groovzilla 04-24-2018 08:23 PM

**Correction ----> Deadbolt backset is 5" not 4 & 3/4

A W Warn 04-24-2018 08:32 PM

What brand is it?
Maybe something here>

Contract Hardware in Auburn can get this for you, maybe have one in stock.

Glenritas 04-24-2018 10:13 PM

Check out

A W Warn 04-25-2018 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by Glenritas (Post 2093600)

^^Good information^^ Thanks!
In the reviews of this deadbolt there are photos of the install. Also instructions.

groovzilla 04-25-2018 08:39 AM

All - Thanks for the information - I'm familiar with Vintage Trailer Supply and they don't have the proper longer 5" bolt or as it is referred to "backset" for the door handle or deadbolt. They sell a deadbolt that gets mounted on the trailer wall next to the door which is what the longer "bolt" or "backset" is used for on their parts website - It has a round end on it which when locked goes into the door to secure it. I think this type of deadbolt looks ridiculous mounted under the window and next to the door and not on the door.

**When I googled 5" backset or searched 5" backset on ebay, i found several 5" bolts or backsets that will work. **--->I had been searching "longer bolt" which is what many in Airstream world refer to regarding the deadbolt or door handle longer "backset" which is why I had trouble finding one. It is called a "backset"

Kwikset makes both the 5" door handle extended 5" backset as well as the 5" deadbolt backset - I ordered both on Ebay yesterday.

Thx again!

Mx468 04-25-2018 09:17 AM

Go to Home Depot get a metal rod cut it to size and have someone weld it to the end of your lock. Thatís what I did.

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