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    Ideal boot lock height

    Could some one give me the ideal boot lock height from the bottom edge of the boot please? I realise to a degree its determined by the latch hoop but there's a huge amount of thread ie adjustment on the hoop ( S&J supplied)

    many thanks, Mark
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    55mm from bottom of bootlid edge to centre of boot lock

    Place boot lock handle gasket on this centre mark and cut accordingly. This should put the centre of the lock handle bar through the double skin area on the right place to hide the latch between the two skins

    Remember measure twice cut once

    Once the lock is fitted get in the boot and mark the required striker position while a friend operates the handle.

    Hope this makes sense and helps.

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    Probably end up being the same height as Chimeara recommends but I was going to say fit the lock between the two skins so that it looks really good and then adjust the striker accordingly.

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    Many thanks for that Anthony! I'll get on to it in the morning,

    cheers, Mark
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    I actually fit the latch on the inside of the boot now rather than between the skins. It S just as nest and a whole lot easier to set up. You may need to adjust the handle height if fitting the latch between the skins so it conceals it properly

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    I went 55mm I height as you said and between the skins which seems to have worked out ok, I think I may have to slightly mod the number plate? Into the boot next!

    Mark
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    Yes you will have to cut the number plate around the boot lock or as others have done cut it out around the number plate light at the top. You will also need to raise the number plate light to get the required space for Iva

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    Or position the lock just slightly lower to overcome the IVA fail

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    It won't work as there will be nowhere to mount the latch if you mounted it that low

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