OEM Keys for 1979 FJ40

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Does anyone know what an OEM ignition / ambulance door key looked like for a 1979 FJ40? Were they all metal or was the ambulance door key metal and the ignition / gas door key coated with black plastic? Any pics would be appreciated as well as vendors who sell them - they have been discontinued by Toyota from what I understand.
 
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Yes, good stuff. Matt is a one man operation, so shipping and communication can take a few extra days, but I've been happy with all my transactions. Actually just received a package from him yesterday, including a new lock & key for my `69 40.
 

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The 'Teq' NOS (ignition) key that Matt at Vintage Teq sells is worth every penny, to me.

For a while there, I had trouble getting keys cut for my Land Cruiser and Nissan with accuracy, so I was left with a pile of worthless keys that I had on the bench. The Teq key and its later 'TOYOTA' key were a couple of them.

The 'Teq' key got the bend it until I break it test, as my original OEM ('Teq') key had a mild bend it it when I bought the truck. The 'Teq' key took like seven bends to break, the 'TOYOTA' key was about as good as my OEM Nissan, and generic blanks that the locksmith provided - about two bends.
 
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The 'Teq' NOS (ignition) key that Matt at Vintage Teq sells is worth every penny, to me.

For a while there, I had trouble getting keys cut for my Land Cruiser and Nissan with accuracy, so I was left with a pile of worthless keys that I had on the bench. The Teq key and its later 'TOYOTA' key were a couple of them.

The 'Teq' key got the bend it until I break it test, as my original OEM ('Teq') key had a mild bend it it when I bought the truck. The 'Teq' key took like seven bends to break, the 'TOYOTA' key was about as good as my OEM Nissan, and generic blanks that the locksmith provided - about two bends.
Do you have any pictures of your original key? What year FJ40 do you have?
 

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Do you have any pictures of your original key? What year FJ40 do you have?
'75 40. No pics of the original key, it is buried under a landmine next to Forest Fenn's sophmore treasure cache, right now. Looks like this, but without a whole lot of chrome plating, and a slight bend. The key codes on the keys shouldn't be made available publicly, anyway. I'm using two of these, right now, they are okay, but not ideal.

I wasted a ton of time and money on blanks, shipping, and locksmiths, until I found the right one, so it might be best getting the updated 'TOYOTA' blank just for a test-run until you are satisfied with the results, then do the NOS Teq blank.
 

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Original 1975
And one of matts.

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Does anyone know what an OEM ignition / ambulance door key looked like for a 1979 FJ40? Were they all metal or was the ambulance door key metal and the ignition / gas door key coated with black plastic? Any pics would be appreciated as well as vendors who sell them - they have been discontinued by Toyota from what I understand.


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Looks like you've got me covered no matter what the year! Now, the $100,000 question: Which keys (ignition and ambulance door) are 'correct' for a 1979 FJ40?
 

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Does anyone know what an OEM ignition / ambulance door key looked like for a 1979 FJ40? Were they all metal or was the ambulance door key metal and the ignition / gas door key coated with black plastic? Any pics would be appreciated as well as vendors who sell them - they have been discontinued by Toyota from what I understand.


Rear Abulance Door OEM Lock kits come with 2 new OEM keys , they are at a Better Cost price point then making and cutting 2 blanks for the single sided types ...






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