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Username Post: Need help with Tail Gate lock        (Topic#324687)
PhilaGear75 
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05-19-15 09:45 AM - Post#2548278    

Hello Everyone:
I just purchased a lock set kit from Ecklers for all locks and ignition except the tail gate. I have the tail gate lock assembly out of the tail gate and am trying to figure out whether I can take the tumbler out of it and substitute the tumbler that was provided in the '57 regular body lock kit for the trunk. Does anyone know whether this has been done? How else does anyone manage to change the tail gate lock on a Nomad to match their lock kits?

Please advise.

Thanks, Rich



 
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05-19-15 10:11 AM - Post#2548283    
    In response to PhilaGear75

I don't think a trunk tumbler will fit in the Nomad lock.

I ended up having a locksmith cut a separate key for the Nomad tailgate lock, so it's on its own key.

Craig

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raycow 
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05-21-15 02:35 AM - Post#2548671    
    In response to PhilaGear75

A locksmith can take the lock apart and replace the wafers or "discs" with the correct ones to fit any key you want to use.

Ray

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05-21-15 03:28 AM - Post#2548677    
    In response to raycow

cnbell hit the nail right on the head. most guys get a good locksmith to cut a key.



 
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05-21-15 08:57 AM - Post#2548730    
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Well, Rich said he wanted the same key to work in all of the locks and this IS doable with the help of a locksmith. The procedure is similar to replacing the pins in a pin type lock. This is fairly easy as long as you have a key that fits the lock you want to re-key. I used to do this myself when I worked in the parts business, and I am NOT a locksmith.

Ray

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PhilaGear75 
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06-03-15 09:52 AM - Post#2551943    
    In response to raycow

Thanks for the replies thus far. I have the original tailgate lock and its matching key. Yes, I want to have one key for all locks, preferably the new key set that I have for all of the other locks in the new lock set. The new lock set did come with a trunk lock which I was thinking could be disassembled to use the specific tumblers in the push button / lock of the original tailgate I am not sure how to disassemble the tailgate push button to get to the tumblers and I do not want to permanently ruin it. Any more feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Rich



 
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06-03-15 10:58 AM - Post#2551955    
    In response to PhilaGear75

I wanted to do the same thing and researched the heck out of it. From what I could find the only tumblers that will fit in the lock body on the Nomad are the tumblers from other wagon tailgate locks. The problem with that is no one re-pops the wagon tailgate locks with matching door and ignition sets.

The only way I could see doing it was finding an original set of Nomad locks with the key. After talking with several Nomad guys I settled for the two key solution.

Craig

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06-03-15 02:03 PM - Post#2551984    
    In response to cnbell

X2 what Craig did. I bought a new keyed alike lockset for doors, ignition and glove box, but couldn't get the tailgate lock rekeyed to match. I just use the two keys. I use the newer style square key for the tailgate, it is easy to tell them apart.

Mike

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06-04-15 02:00 PM - Post#2552196    
    In response to 56handyman

I'm missing something here, I took my 3 locks (doors & tail gate) and ignition switch to a lock smith and the next day all of them worked off the same (new) key. The ignition switch and one door lock was new the other door and tail gate were original. I didn't have the original key so he work around it. Not sure what exactly he did, but they all work nice and with the same key. What was nice, he had an old style GM key blank so it look original.

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06-04-15 11:58 PM - Post#2552319    
    In response to Nomad Jack

As long as all of your locks will accept the same key blank, any competent locksmith should be able to key them alike.

Ray

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06-06-15 10:40 AM - Post#2552620    
    In response to raycow

Ray is correct. The way I understand it is that the keys & lock have a letter code stamped into them indicating the group with the matching slots on the sides of the keys. Once you have that, a locksmith can easily change the tumblers to match your key.
Ken

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06-08-15 10:09 AM - Post#2553105    
    In response to bowtiefan

That would be a great solution. Rich, if you are able to find someone to do it let us know how it works out.

I had no luck with several locksmiths...

Craig

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