Post by tmschirner on Aug 23, 2012 18:52:02 GMT -5
Hello, Just bought a '62 Airflyte and found out that there is NO key to it. Wondering if anyone knows how to get a key made for it. I was reading online that for a car, you'd just need to bring in the VIN and the dealer could make you one right there. How would this work for a vintage trailer?? Maybe it's easier than I think. I dunno...
Post by WingedWonder on Aug 23, 2012 19:25:15 GMT -5
I have read of locksmiths fitting a key to your existing lock but I would suggest a replacement lock cylinder with key. There is even a video of the replacement process...must be easy because even I did it to mine :-)
Post by universalexports on Aug 23, 2012 19:26:49 GMT -5
there is probably Zero chance of getting a replacement key or getting one made, they do however sell lock and cylinder sets with keys, there are several on ebay from time to time and a member here montanablue sells a kit, the prices run from $75.00 to $125.00
be sure to check all the drawers, shelves etc for a key though.
Depending on what lock you have it could be cheap. Vintage Trailer Supply carries the lock cylinder with 2 keys for about $20. Most of us have the Bargman L-66. That's what it fits. It's easy to do like posted above, there is even a video!
I took my door handle and baggage door lock to a local locksmith to get matching keys (67 Compact). He walked back and brought me out a key for the door, then rekeyed the baggage door lock to match it. He said that Shasta only used a few keys and they carried one of each of them. So I suggest seeing a locksmith first.
Having all the answers is not as important as knowing where to find them.
Post by safetybruce on Sept 7, 2012 23:17:53 GMT -5
I did not even bother removing the whole door handle...I simply took the lock cylinder out of my Compact door and took it to Lowe's it took the guy at the key making spot about 2 minutes to drop a new set of those little flat spacers in each of the slots and cut a key to match (well, I had two keys made actually) and I think each key cost about $1.75.
Guess what...you have storage doors on each side at the back and you can also take those cylinders out...if the door is locked, go in through the inside with a big phillips head or slotted screwdriver and simply unscrew that screw holding the locking tab, and those cylinders also push right out. Hand the key guy all three cylinders and ask him/her to key all 3 cylinders the same...total cost maybe a couple bucks more for the additional spacers in those two baggage door cylinders...you do not need additional keys, because the 2 you just got for the door are still all you will need.