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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I puchased my 64' 2dr back in April and have been slowly working out the preveious owner(s) issues. I have got to the point where I need to make a decision about locks. It has both door locks, and glovebox lock - no key and no truck lock. I've been looking, and it doesn't seem like these items come up used very often, I suppose the door(s) and truck lid get sold with locks? My question is should I get the door locks keyed and buy a separate truck lock, or buy a repop 4 lock set? Numerous venders sell "exact standards" repops, but are they any good?

This is the first of I suppose many questions, and I'm looking forward to gathering information from this forum. Thank you in advance.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 11:31 PM
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I purchased a replacement glove box lock and found the key shape was mirror of what it should be. Fortunately my old lock was good except it had the wrong catch on it, so I swapped that and had it re-keyed to match my existing locks. So just be careful they are good repros if you go that route. My general experience is to go with originals as much as possible, as repro stuff is never as good.



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I would just buy these. By the time you get your lock re-keyed you will be over this price.


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:17 AM
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Welcome to the Team Ryan!

GM has been using the same lock for a long time. The Repops should be just fine.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thank you

Thanks to everyone for the fast replies. The concensus looks like repop is ok to go with. Has anybody done business with this company?

http://www.classicindustries.com/imp...ts/tk173a.html

This seems like a good price for all four locks.

Thank you again.
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There is a four digit code on the side of the locks when you take them out. My lock smith charged $10 to produce the key. Usually they had two different codes per car, but in some cases only one.(ignition, doors the same, trunk and govebox the same).
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks again

Thanks to everyone again for the input. I'll be ordering all 4 locks in the near future.
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