Re-key a lock?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by AZkick-n40, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. AZkick-n40

    AZkick-n40

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    I bought some new doors for my '78 and would like to have them re-keyed to match my ignition.

    I called a reputable local locksmith and he said that he probably wouldn't have the equipment to do it, but to bring it in and he can take a look.

    Any locksmiths out there?

    Is this a complicated task?

    Something that I can do on my own?

    If not, what would a professional need to have to do this?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
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    I took the key and the lock cylinder to a locksmith. It took the lady about 10 min. to re key it to work with my key. She charged me $20.
     
  4. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i took my extra fuel tank cylinder to a locksmith with no key and they made a key for it.
     
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    Should be real easy to do. I key cylinders all the time. All it is is a row of pins. Any reputable locksmith should have no problem.
     
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    I've gone the other way, door lock to ignition. Hell I meet my locksmith in a bar parking lot and he does it for $15 in under 5 min... Wait, that's when I don't have any keys so I don't know, should be easy and under $25 though..
     
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    on the topic of keys and locksmiths,
    my fj55 rear window key switch no longer works, the key goes in but will not move the pins properly, so it doesnt turn.
    i asked a locksmith and she said they cant fix it, also i've tried an auto electrician, and electronics stores, but no suitable replacement.
    is there any way a locksmith can fix this, was she just pulling my leg?
     
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