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    So I bought new door lock cylinders from a forum member as my paint shop lost mt originals. I had them rekeyed yesterday, I went to install them and the shafts are to short. I never thought to check them first. Can these shafts be changed out or lenghtened some how? Grrr it is always something. This is for my 54 5H C5 Commander
    1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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    1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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    • #3
      Yep! The shorter ones are for the sedans, not the C/K models.

      That explains the why; but it does not address your solution, which I would only be hazarding a guess.
      Last edited by rockne10; 07-28-2021, 10:44 AM.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        If you can find some square tubing, maybe you can cut the square rod on the lock and extend it with the tubing and some epoxy.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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        • #5
          I think the shanks can be changed if you pull the cylinders from the lock bodies. But, if the shanks are steel, and I believe they are, just cut a piece off the old one, and weld it onto the new one, and grind the weld smooth. Say the new shank is 1/4" short: cut 1" off the old lock, and 3/4" off the new, and weld the 1" piece onto the shank of the new lock. Keeps the weld out of the engagement area of the shank, too. Wrap a damp rag around the shank of the new lock to keep heat from soaking into the lock works.
          Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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          • #6
            How long should the C/K shaft be approximately? Does anyone know? Thanks, Pat
            1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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            • #7
              If you don't have old ones to cut, just get a piece if 1/4' key stock and weld on I had a nice set with keys, that were too short. And you know the rest of the story.

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              • #8
                Yup, I never imagined there would be a difference. Now I know the rest of the story. Paul Harvey
                1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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