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Author Topic: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?  (Read 1880 times)

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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2016, 08:35:56 AM »

Raunch Wagon doors and tailgate are the same.
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2016, 08:45:19 AM »

Man Lynn
    You sure are smart.   I would have never figured that out.   In the old days they probably did let the valet park the car.  Today people would be more inclined to break his arm if he even suggests touching  the car.   They wouldn't even know what the pedal to the left of the brake pedal is for anyways.
     So if some of us set the car up for one key, it might more convenient  because most likely the owner will be the only driver.
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2016, 03:42:49 PM »

Today I had my key cut to the code on the pssgr door lock at a local locksmith. It worked out great and the door key also DOES UNLOCK the glove box compartment. My Country sedan is a very original car and it seems that nothing had been changed on it. Maybe this is a San Jose factory thing but ONE key does doors, gate AND glovebox, and the other is for iginition. This is exactly what I have here in my car.
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2017, 09:56:32 PM »

there was a company called Curtis Industries.  They made code cutters for all American and most foreign cars with the code books.  Some locksmiths have these machines.  They made two styles, one uses a big wheel with a gray gun shaped cutter.  The later ones, used from the Late 1960's through the 1990's use cams and carriages so the cutter can be used to cut keys for several makes.  The electronic keys with chips pretty much killed the business, but there are tons of those key machines out there.  They also made a cutter to cut Master padlock key from the code.  Ask your dealer if he still has his Curtis key cutter.  Almost every dealer had one.  Many still may have them in a drawer.
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2017, 09:06:12 PM »

Does someone out there have a picture of Curtis key cutter that cokefirst is talking about?  It sounds like a nice tool to have.
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »

Thanks Gary
     Now I wonder how many times I may have walked past those things at flea markets and never bothered to pick one up to look at it.     I'll be more careful now.   I would have to assume that they have different ones for different types of locks. 
     We learn something every day.   Jay
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2017, 03:46:38 PM »

crazy tool ! Very interesting, thanx !
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Re: Cutting keys for the doorlocks ?
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2017, 06:28:39 PM »

ditto with Lynn, ignition and door, truck and glove box. I've owned a number of these cars in the day, all the same.
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