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    Hi guys and gals
    One more issue, it may have to be awhile for this to get corrected
    or until I can borrow another Xerox clor copier and print some
    $50.00's up (not really...) but the 64 Daytona came with an extra
    suprise: as it has a key for the ignition, a key for the drivers door,
    a key for the passenger door and finally the trunk key. What is the
    best way to handle this nightmare...other than to make another
    shopping trip to Stude Intl and buy one of their lock/key sets??? Is
    getting the old ones out any different than the thread on the 1950
    Stude,from a couple of days ago or find a good Locksmith to pull
    the old and stick in the new???

    Your help and suggestions are appreciated....Have a great Weekend!




    1964 Daytona
    glen Brose
    Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

  • #2
    The car came originally with two keys...one fit the doors and the ignition, the other fit the glove box and the trunk.

    You could pull the door locks out (remove the door panel and then the clip that holds the lock in place), then bring them to a locksmith and have him reset them to the ignition key

    ...or, do nothing (that's what I would do). I generally don't lock my Studebakers (you can break into a hardtop Studebaker in about 10 seconds) and having a third key for those few times I did wouldn't bother me any.


    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      Alternately, you could get in contact with "Shiva" on alt.autos.studebaker, get the build sheet for your car, mail all your locks off to him and tell him what the key codes are supposed to be, and get your locks back all freshly rekeyed, probably for less than new locks from SI. Unfortunately I don't know if the blanks for a '64 are readily available, I think SI may have repro'd them but don't hold me to it.

      nate

      (BTDT)

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      • #4
        Thanks Dick,
        Appreicate it....I know it is kinda foolish to lock
        something up when it doesn't take a minute to undo it.
        Plus realizing that a 1964 Studebaker Daytona, is not
        on the top 10 list of stolen vehicles....even in AZ.

        Stay cool up there in the NW!


        1964 Daytona
        glen Brose
        Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by glen
          Stay cool up there in the NW!
          We're having that same heat wave that is hitting the rest of the Western U.S. The dreaded high 70's with talk of low 80's next week. [8D]

          http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USWA0028_f.html






          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            Thanks Nate....SI has them in their current catelogue
            for the 2 doors and the ignition $148.00, with the keys
            matching. Maybe some day....but I like Dick's idea too!

            Our weather tops yours....triple digit snydrome here:
            100 local and about 112 + in Glendale...home of the 2010
            Intl meet. But yes it is a "dry heat"


            1964 Daytona
            glen Brose
            Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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            • #7
              But its a dry heat................

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              • #8
                I think you can safely assume that I will be hanging out in my nice cool basement in 2010 rather than attending the International...

                nate

                (damnyankee and proud of it)

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                • #9
                  Ah geez Nate....you're going to miss the camel races [8D]
                  and the big "Mid Night at the Oasis" party ....we
                  will post pictures of what you miss!!


                  1964 Daytona
                  glen Brose
                  Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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                  • #10
                    Hey Glen,

                    I just recently bought a new ignition for the Lark. There's a locksmith here in town that's been in operation since the 1960s, and the guy there took one look at the cylinder and said "oh, that's a Studebaker, Yale blank, number XXX-XXX." He re-keyed it for me overnight and I was good to go.

                    I guess what I'm saying is, just find the oldest shop in town and talk to the gray-haired gent on the little stool in the back He'll know what to do!


                    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                    Clark in San Diego
                    '63 F2/Lark Standard
                    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Clark, I will remember that... when I get in the mood
                      to tackle that part of the surprise package...


                      1964 Daytona
                      glen Brose
                      Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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                      • #12
                        You sound like N8, he gets all worked up about matching keys too. I'd guess that about half the Studebaker's I've owned have at least had the ignition switch swapped and many had 3 or more keys. I can't recall ever locking a door on a old Studebaker, so it's not anything I lose sleep over. I think Christine has one key that fits the ignition and one door, Lord knows what fits the other. As has been mentioned, you can probably unlock the door faster with slim Jim then the key.

                        JDP/Maryland
                        64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
                        63 GT R2
                        63 Lark 2 door
                        62 Gt Hawk
                        62 Lark 2 door
                        60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                        59 3E truck
                        58 Starlight
                        52 & 53 Starliner
                        51 Commander

                        JDP Maryland

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                        • #13
                          Yeah I have Three different keys for my 49 Only one came with the car for the ignition. My neighbor brought out his box of old keys. Found one that worked the drivers door, another that fit the passenger, a different one that fit the trunk. Didn't even worry about the glove compartment.

                          Mabel 1949 Champion
                          1957 Silverhawk
                          1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                          Gus 1958 Transtar
                          Fresno,Ca

                          Mabel 1949 Champion
                          Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                          Gus 1958 Transtar
                          The Prez 1955 President State
                          Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                          Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                          Fresno,Ca

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Anne, I knew I couldn't be the only one out here with
                            the same problem.... so now I few better! must go back to the
                            thriftness of "Stude" owners......that any old lock and key
                            is better than none.


                            1964 Daytona
                            glen Brose
                            Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by JDP

                              You sound like N8, he gets all worked up about matching keys too. I'd guess that about half the Studebaker's I've owned have at least had the ignition switch swapped and many had 3 or more keys. I can't recall ever locking a door on a old Studebaker, so it's not anything I lose sleep over. I think Christine has one key that fits the ignition and one door, Lord knows what fits the other. As has been mentioned, you can probably unlock the door faster with slim Jim then the key.

                              JDP/Maryland
                              64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
                              63 GT R2
                              63 Lark 2 door
                              62 Gt Hawk
                              62 Lark 2 door
                              60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                              59 3E truck
                              58 Starlight
                              52 & 53 Starliner
                              51 Commander

                              I'm with Nate on this one -- all the locks hafta work and you gotta have keys for all of them (yeah, I know, John -- anal). When you own a lot of cars and have gotten in the habit of carrying around keys for all of them, you don't want 4 or 5 keys for one car. I've even taken to re-keying glove box locks so I can use one key for several cars!

                              Skip Lackie
                              Washington DC
                              Skip Lackie

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