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Old 08-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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Recently had key/lock problems on my newly purchased 40 Standard Tudor. Had to hold mouth just so and tilt key while jiggling to operate ignition, and still would not work in the door. Trunk lock cylinder was drilled out and key would not work in glove box.
Found FlatHeadCoupe on this site and he was able to code cut new keys and replace the missing parts in trunk handle locking mechanism and match locks so that I now have a set of properly working keys that are matched to their separate locks as originally when new at a very reasonable cost. I now have 2 keys that work perfectly. THANKS John.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:30 AM   #2
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FHC to the rescue. GREAT! It's wonderful that there are folks who have the skills of the old locksmiths. Hope you made some spare keys.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:42 AM   #3
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I have different keys for ignition, glove box, trunk, left door and right door. It is a safety system so when dementia sets in I will not be able to operate the vehicle.

In the mean time I usually leave the doors unlocked and the key in the ignition. Like, anyone stupid enough to steal the most identifiable car in town surely would not be able to figure out how to start the car, much less drive it. The only thing I ever lock is the trunk, to protect my tools and spare parts.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:19 AM   #4
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Thanks, George. I also work on all Ford/Hurd/Briggs and Stratton locks/keys, and handles 1932 through 1960. Many OEM locks, cylinders, handles, and parts in stock.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:30 AM   #5
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #6
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John has helped me out quite a few times as well.
Great service and very quick turn around as well.
Thank you John !
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Old 09-01-2018, 11:37 AM   #7
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I'll add my experience with FlatHeadCoupe to this thread: After having a local locksmith sit on my job for 5 mos. I sent all the locks (including a Drake repro. trunk handle) to John. He had them fixed up and back to me in a week at a very reasonable price. Nice to deal with someone like this in this day and age...

Thanks John!
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:12 AM   #9
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John 100%. Repaired my 40 trunk lock to open with using a key! Great!
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