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36 Buick Model 48 Key Cutting Question

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I have a working ignition key that came with the car.

I also have a glove box, driver door and trunk.

Is it safe to assume:

When getting the locks keyed for the rest of the car what is the pattern?

examples- 

Ignition one Key - everything else another key?

Ignition one key , glove box one key , trunk and door another key?

Ignition and doors same key - glove box another?

I am sure there is some sort of valet parking theme here.

I am trying t make this as correct as possible :)

 

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I don't own a 1936 Buick. I only own 1937 and 1938 Buicks. The owner's manuals for 1937 and 1938 both indicate that, while 2 keys are provided with the car, they are both identical and fit all of the locks on the car. I suspect 1936 would be the same, but check the lock section of your owner's manual.

 

For valet parking for those cars you could leave the ignition unlocked for the valet, allowing the car to be driven but you could take the keys with you and leave any valuables in a locked trunk or locked glove compartment.

 

 

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Or you could have a square(hex) head key cut for ignition and a round head key cut for glove box, trunk, and door locks.

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I am going down tomorrow morning to look at the ignition key.

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On my 1936 Special Sedan one key fits all locks: ignition, glove box, door, trunk, and side mount spare tires.

 

Greg

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Thanks for all the help! One key fits all! I like that. Simple.

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6 hours ago, MCHinson said:

For valet parking for those cars you could leave the ignition unlocked for the valet, allowing the car to be driven but you could take the keys with you and leave any valuables in a locked trunk or locked glove compartment.

But how many valet parking kids will know its started by flooring the accelerator. ☺️

Or it is 3 speed.

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