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    I have a question about the locks/keys on my '40. I have the door lock and ignition keys that both work, I tested them. The question I have is there supposed to be a third key to open the glovebox? I tried both of them and neither of them would even go more than partially in it let alone open it. The lock looks to be stock. Am I doing something wrong[?]

    Chris Dresbach

    1940 Champion two door.
    Parts of the 1952 Model N
    Chris Dresbach

  • #2
    What about the TRUNK? Isn't there a shorter one with only four "Cuts" on it for the trunk? It should open the glove box, the doors and ignition should be the same key, but must have had one or the other replaced.

    StudeRich
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      ....and like some Champ trucks that come to mind...you will likely have a door lock only on the passenger side...

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      • #4
        Go ahead and ask, Chris. "Why is there a door lock only on the passenger side?"

        '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

          What about the TRUNK? Isn't there a shorter one with only four "Cuts" on it for the trunk? It should open the glove box, the doors and ignition should be the same key, but must have had one or the other replaced.

          StudeRich
          The trunk has a latch, it's just open all the time. I have a replacement NOS handle that came with it, just need to put it on.
          I also have two keys, but the one is just ignition.

          Chris Dresbach

          1940 Champion two door.
          Parts of the 1952 Model N
          Chris Dresbach

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

            Go ahead and ask, Chris. "Why is there a door lock only on the passenger side?"

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

            Ill bite, why[?]

            Chris Dresbach

            1940 Champion two door.
            Parts of the 1952 Model N
            Chris Dresbach

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            • #7
              Originally the car came with two sets of two different keys. The round headed keys fit the door and ignition, and octagonal headed for the glove box and trunk.

              AL SORAN RACING

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              • #8
                Ever see anyone lock themselves out of a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition?

                Here's a task for Chris:
                What steps must be taken to lock yourself out of a Studebaker?

                "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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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by rockne10

                  Ever see anyone lock themselves out of a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition?

                  Here's a task for Chris:
                  What steps must be taken to lock yourself out of a Studebaker?

                  I dunno... The locks don't work well enough to do that![)]

                  Chris Dresbach

                  1940 Champion two door.
                  Parts of the 1952 Model N
                  Chris Dresbach

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                  • #10
                    Henry Ford started the "door lock on sidewalk door only" for safety. He didn't want someone hit by a passing car while trying to unlock the drivers door. I think Studebaker export vehicles had looks on the left door & not the right for the same reason.
                    .......... You can buy me a beer in Glendale!.........

                    duane miller

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by Deaf Mute

                      Henry Ford started the "door lock on sidewalk door only" for safety. He didn't want someone hit by a passing car while trying to unlock the drivers door. I think Studebaker export vehicles had looks on the left door & not the right for the same reason.
                      .......... You can buy me a beer in Glendale!.........

                      duane miller
                      That's a little weird.[:0]

                      Chris Dresbach

                      1940 Champion two door.
                      Parts of the 1952 Model N
                      Chris Dresbach

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                      • #12
                        My Power wagon has the lock only on the passengers side. I always suspect it was something to do with safety but have never seen anything to confirm it. What ever the reason it's one Pain in the A-- when you have to lock the vehicle.

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                        • #13
                          If you get the original built sheet (production order) from the museum http://www.studebakermuseum.org/cart...ory.asp?cid=55
                          You can get the key numbers for the glove box.
                          I have hundreds of numbered keys and may have that key or can get one cut.
                          Robert Kapteyn
                          studebaker@mac.com

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                          • #14
                            If you get a key code then your local locksmith can cut you a key.

                            1963 Cruiser, 2-1963 Wagonaire, 1952 Champion. Based Willamette
                            Valley Oregon.
                            1952 Ford F-1, 1977 Lincoln Continental (all works in progress)

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                            • #15
                              Will do. I do plan on getting the vin# off the title and going over to pay andy beckman a visit to get the sheet sometime soon.

                              Chris Dresbach

                              1940 Champion two door.
                              Parts of the 1952 Model N
                              Chris Dresbach

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