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Old 02-21-2018, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Model T Fox steering wheel lock

Owner gave me this steering wheel and asked me to generate a working key. I was told it is from a 1910 Model T. It has a Fox after-market lock. I disassemble it and found, with no surprise, to be filthy inside.I soaked all parts in cider vinegar for 1 week and then filed a key and reassembled. I used a couple small puffs of graphite for lube. Owner now has a properly functioning steering wheel lock.

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Old 02-21-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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If you do this as a business you should add the particulars for others that might want to use your services.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Model T Fox steering wheel lock

You are lucky it was off the car and maybe unlocked to start with. Many are still on the car and are a real pain to remove and many locksmiths will not touch them. Nice photos.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:26 PM   #4
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You are lucky it was off the car and maybe unlocked to start with. Many are still on the car and are a real pain to remove and many locksmiths will not touch them. Nice photos.
It was off the car but was locked.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:21 PM   #5
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Neat work!!
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