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Who are the go-to locksmiths for 1920's cars, cut keys by code ? 1927 Chandler


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There is an outfit in BC that I recommended to a friend after seeing a good review here on this forum.

My friend had been trying for a few years to get this door lock job done.

This place in BC did the job well, so its thumbs up.

The only glitch was shipping was kinda high, I suspect that there are ways to get around most of this, but my friend got stung by some tariff that he thinks could have been avoided had the package been labeled differently.

 

I don't find the name of the place but I bet someone here will have it.

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Save your money and do it yourself.  Pretty easy; just get a few key blanks (cheap), a small file and vice.  Take the cylinder out (usually held in place by a small pin) and observe that the height of the tunbler pins all need to be level and at their lowest position to clear the notch in the barrel, then, simply file the key blank to achieve this.  You may have to do this a few times as only a small cut is generally necessary.  Blanks are cheap and you'll have the satisfaction of accomplishment and knowledge when your done.

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4 hours ago, De Soto Frank said:

Locks are by Yale, code CM xxx (3-digit code)

I think any good locksmith could take your lock mechanism

and make keys for it.

 

My Locomobile has Yale locks.  I needed extra keys made,

and it was no problem for him to find the correct blank,

even 100 years after the car was made.

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On 5/19/2022 at 3:12 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

I think any good locksmith could take your lock mechanism

and make keys for it.

My local locksmith (3rd generation, in business 101 years) can easily do this.  I agree with others who speculate that your local locksmith could probably handle it.

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