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Username Post: no key for ignition        (Topic#341794)
chickygooda 
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01-09-17 05:10 PM - Post#2670328    

I am in the early stage of attempting to restore my dads 1967 step side pick up truck but I don't have either the door or ignition key . Any suggestions ?



 
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JimKshortstep4x4 
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01-09-17 05:19 PM - Post#2670331    
    In response to chickygooda

Welcome to Chevy Talk from West Michigan!

Unless you have the key number my suggestion would be to get a locksmith to make you a key. Getting the tumbler assembly out to replace it can be a problem without the key. Drilling it out can be done but it is tricky.

Jim



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chickygooda 
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01-09-17 05:36 PM - Post#2670335    
    In response to JimKshortstep4x4

thanks Jim, any ideas on where to find the key number ? Will the VIN tell me anything ?



 
JimKshortstep4x4 
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01-09-17 05:46 PM - Post#2670337    
    In response to chickygooda

Sometime the key number is in your owners manual.

The other thing that I have done is borrow the older key collection from a junkyard friend and try all of the keys. It is surprising how this can work.

A good locksmith may have a way of helping you without making a service call.

Good luck, have fun with your truck.

Jim

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chickygooda 
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01-09-17 06:07 PM - Post#2670346    
    In response to JimKshortstep4x4

found the owners manual but unable to find a key number, however the manual states that it came with 2 identical keys [ 1 for ignition and 1 for door ] Thinking about removing door lock and taking it to a locksmith. Do you think that may work ?



 
raycow 
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01-09-17 07:09 PM - Post#2670359    
    In response to chickygooda

  • chickygooda Said:
....Thinking about removing door lock and taking it to a locksmith. Do you think that may work ?


It will work if the door and ignition take the same key, but I'm not convinced that they do. If the keys were "identical" why would the manual say "1 for ignition and 1 for door"? Think about it.

However, you won't know for sure unless you try it. If you remove the door lock and take it to a locksmith it shouldn't cost much to have him make a key from the code stamped on the lock.

Good luck, and please let us know how it turns out.

Ray

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Andy4639 
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01-10-17 04:52 AM - Post#2670406    
    In response to raycow

It's worth a shot but if they are factory door locks and ignition they are different keys.

Welcome.



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chickygooda 
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01-10-17 06:13 PM - Post#2670507    
    In response to Andy4639

thanks for all the welcomes and input. i'll probably have a locksmith do a house call



 
chickygooda 
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01-19-17 08:53 AM - Post#2672242    
    In response to chickygooda

I removed the lock tumbler from the passengers door and took it to a locksmith. Had a key made and to my surprise it also turned the ignition ! Hope this might help somebody in the future with a similar issue. Cost was $15.00



 
raycow 
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01-20-17 02:03 AM - Post#2672394    
    In response to chickygooda

Thank you for your feedback. This should be of help to others who may find themselves in the same situation.

Ray

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