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Kdancy
10-25-2004, 03:02 PM
Does anyone have the e-mail address or phone # for Kode Kut Keys in Denver CO ? I need to have some new keys cut for the 61 and would like for Woody to do them.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

Sonny
10-25-2004, 03:25 PM
quote:Originally posted by Kdancy

Does anyone have the e-mail address or phone # for Kode Kut Keys in Denver CO ? I need to have some new keys cut for the 61 and would like for Woody to do them.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT


Never heard of them but it's good to know that we have somebody out there who can do keys for us. Do they have Studebaker blanks or do they make their own or.......?

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

Kdancy
10-25-2004, 06:35 PM
He has blanks that work for the Stude ignition and locks or can cut your blanks. He made a set for my T-Cab a while back.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

MarkC
10-26-2004, 01:15 PM
If your regular key supplier can't help, I've bought from these guys (Key Men) before and was very satisfied with the products and service:

http://key-men.com/

I ordered from them on-line for my '64 Lark type with only the key codes from the production order I obtained from the museum. They cut the keys to code and they worked perfectly. They aren't cheap, but they were trouble free. (This is after I fooled around locally for a couple of weeks getting nowhere.)

Good luck.

Mark

MarkC, 64 Y8
Working in Spokane, WA

Sonny
10-26-2004, 03:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by MarkC

If your regular key supplier can't help, I've bought from these guys (Key Men) before and was very satisfied with the products and service:

http://key-men.com/

I ordered from them on-line for my '64 Lark type with only the key codes from the production order I obtained from the museum. They cut the keys to code and they worked perfectly. They aren't cheap, but they were trouble free. (This is after I fooled around locally for a couple of weeks getting nowhere.)

Good luck.

Mark

MarkC, 64 Y8
Working in Spokane, WA


Thanks Mark! I have two cars that I want keys for, and I've been trying to get the local key guy to sit down and make some for me. Glad you gave us these guys and their price probably won't be any more than having my key guy making "special" keys for me. Thanks again!

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

shiva
10-29-2004, 12:36 AM
The aftermarket keyblanks are not easy to find necessarily. The information is somewhat difficult to translate from the original numbers, to new manufacturing blanks. But, some are still in use in newer vehicles. Like the Hurd H5 is used in the late 90' Winnebago door locks. Some of the yale are used in desk locks, and similar.
OEM keys are a different story (logo type)
Cutting them is simple.

lvanw
11-14-2004, 01:02 PM
I can't let this one go by.
I am a retired lock smith from 22 years on the job
there is no sense of any one paying a high price for key blanks
or code cuting , I sold all of my code books and equipment when I reitred
but any good locksmith should be able to cut a key by code
as long as they have the code and key blanks for studebakers aren't scarce!
most all key blank Manafactures still make the blanks
Ilco is a good one
John

Sonny
11-14-2004, 03:14 PM
That's exactly what the key man in my area said too John. No problem getting the blanks. I just can't get him to sit down and get it done! I have two cars to make all the keys for. He has the locks, but he's dragging his feet. :)

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

Pillow-pal
01-06-2005, 12:44 AM
There is no aftermarket on key blanks. Most Studebakers use the Y133 Yale blank or the X1199AR blank. The biggest problem with other locksmiths cutting keys for a Studebaker is that they have no idea of the correct depth and spacing of each cut. Newer key cutting machines do not have this information and hardware stores don't even have the blanks. I have a code cutting machine that uses discs for the spacing and depth of the cut. The Studebaker disc was not available when I bought my machine, so I made a disc.

When I rebuild your lock, a new key is cut from the code machine. The lock is then re-pinned using new upper and lower pins amd new springs to fit the new key. The code that your key is, is stamped on your mew keys. Two keys are included with each lock combination rebuilt. All locks that one key fits (door & ignitin) (Trunk & glovebox) are suggestd to be sent. Do not send any hardware.

KODE KUT KEYS
PO BOX 21963
DENVER, CO 80221
303-428-4196

REMEMBER, When you have a key made by someone else, you get a duplicate key made from your old worn out key. When Kode Kut Keys makes you duplicate key, it is cut from a code machine measuring the cuts depth and spacing with a micrometer.

Sonny
01-06-2005, 12:59 AM
VERY cool Dusty! Thanks a milion for the right information. Any information that we got about Studebaker keys before you was all doom and gloom stuff, nothing good, can't do this, can't do that, etc.... You're way-o-thinking sure makes me feel a LOT better!

As a matter of fact, do you have a website? If so, I'd like to put a link on Racing Studebakers to it, or if you don't have a website, I'd like to offer you your own place to advertise your business there.

Thanks again Dusty!

Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com

lvanw
01-06-2005, 12:36 PM
Pillow-pal has the right idea for geting keys made for the stude.
any old lock that has been used for years wears down the key and pins in side,
so go along with him and you won't be sorry.
some times i wish i still had all my locksmith equipement
John