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    I dropped my ignition key with the door cylinder as well as the trunk cylinder. I have called a couple of times for status updates and I just got a response today telling me that I will need to have 3 keys, because the door/ ignition need different key blanks. It will now take another week for the blank to come in and the tech is going on vacation.

    I am irritated with not getting updates and I am thinking about ordering a door/starter ignition cylinder key set.
    Is this possible and where? I have looked around with little luck.

    Would I be be able to get a set made for a chevy to work?
    Are a lot of Studebaker/chevy parts interchangeable?

    Thank you,
    Darryl
    Bodywork specialist (for humans)
    Thank you,
    Darryl Dodd LMT, Neural Reset Practitioner
    Essential Transformations LLC
    www.essentialtransformations.com

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    There are almost no interchangeable parts between Chevrolet and Studebaker, although it is a commonly held misconception.

    The only things that come to mind are light bulbs and some generators for certain years.

    Have you looked at Studebaker International for locks? In general, the Champions used a different lock and key than the Commanders. Maybe that's why your ignition key needs a different blank than your doors. Have you tried a real, old-time locksmith that has been in business for a while and understands automotive door locks?
    Last edited by RadioRoy; 06-29-2017, 09:13 PM.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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    • #3
      For my '66 project, I had to find door locks with good pot metal bezels (found at south bend swap meet). I pulled the guts out and shaved the tumblers down to match my ignition key (which was not original to the car either), Basically any studebaker key will unlock my car now, but the odds of somebody trying to do that these days are pretty slim I think.
      Mike Sal

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      • #4
        Unless you're really in a hurry to drive it, I think it would be easier, and cheaper, to wait for the locksmith to finish up the original keys.
        Tom Senecal Not enough money or years to build all of the Studebakers that I think I can.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tsenecal View Post
          Unless you're really in a hurry to drive it, I think it would be easier, and cheaper, to wait for the locksmith to finish up the original keys.
          I second that remark. Patience is a virtue. Good locksmiths are a dying breed. It's best to wait for the finished product unless your baby's a daily driver.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ETLMT View Post
            I dropped my ignition key with the door cylinder as well as the trunk cylinder. I have called a couple of times for status updates and I just got a response today telling me that I will need to have 3 keys, because the door/ ignition need different key blanks. It will now take another week for the blank to come in and the tech is going on vacation.
            I am irritated with not getting updates and I am thinking about ordering a door/starter ignition cylinder key set.
            Is this possible and where? I have looked around with little luck.

            Would I be be able to get a set made for a chevy to work?
            Are a lot of Studebaker/chevy parts interchangeable?

            Thank you,
            Darryl
            Bodywork specialist (for humans)
            What car are you working on?
            In 1964 the key blanks were changed.
            1964-some time in 1966 were Briggs and Stratton locks.
            1936-1958 were either Yale or Hurd locks.
            1959-1963 were Yale.
            Very late 1966 were Yale.
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/Locks/Lockcyl1.JPG

            http://www.studebaker-info.org/rjtechoct2014p2.html

            Robert Kapteyn
            Last edited by rkapteyn; 06-30-2017, 11:49 AM.

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            • #7
              The OP's other post on the same subject says it's a 55 Champion.
              RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


              10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
              4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
              5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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