The Big 60th Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2020)

Help us set a new world record at the big 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there next year. As of last year we have a new area that will take that number of caravans and the show itself is a fantastic event that will not disappoint. There really is something for the whole family.

So put the dates 7th, 8th, 9th of August 2020 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early. Be part of a record breaking event that will go down in history.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show organisers, just contact me to get your pitch saved.

Door Lock

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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aallen
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Door Lock

Post by aallen » Sat, 12 Feb 2011, 1:21 pm

Not a good day--Starter motors u/s on my 1954 Landrover and now trying to get the handle off the upper door lock so as to try and get a key to fit.I have sheared the two screws holding the outer chrome handle and it would still not come away from the door.So I then removed the 3 wood screws from the plastic inner lock and this also would not remove.
Does anyone know how to get the two apart, because even if I dont find a key I shall need to remove the remains of the screws to secure it back in position.
Tony

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53catalina
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Re: Door Lock

Post by 53catalina » Sat, 12 Feb 2011, 1:38 pm

the outer handle should slide off. nothing technical holding it on, probably just years of rust.
have you tried tapping it with a hammer to see if this helps it move?

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Re: Door Lock

Post by Admin » Sat, 12 Feb 2011, 9:19 pm

It's a shame you've got the later style interior handle, the older style one (once you remove the cover plate) gives you access to the end of the square shaft of the handle. A swift thump with a hammer and a hole punch would sort that out, but as you've got the more recent handle everything I've just said is completely irrelevant... :wtf:
Matthew
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Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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