1. onlyone

    onlyone Bird of Pray FBBO Gold Member

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    I'm not aware that anyone is reproducing the correct threaded trunk lock cylinder let alone the bezel.
    And even if they were the cylinder mechanism is still out in "the elements".

    This is a new trunk lock with the clip like all the other locks use.
    Typical B body.
    Pardon the dust.
    Under construction.

    The basic idea.
    Had some old brass keys already.
    Didn't have to de-chrome them. Just clean the tarnish.
    I used some silicon bronze welding rods that I already had too.
    You could just stop by the welding supply and get a piece of plain soft brass.
    I think three little pin rivets is plenty strong.
    Squeezed them in the vice.
    You could use silver solder.
    But with the rivets, I just used some 95 tin for extra measure.
    Put the paste flux everything on BEFORE you put the rivets in so the solder seeps between the keys. And the paste holds the pins in while you squeeze like grease on needle bearings.
    Chrysler could have made the keys like this instead of the bezel thing, but people might have thought it was a goofy key.
    (I guess it is sort of goofy. It works great though. Not pretty. )
    I tried a lower angle and it didn't work as good.
    This angle is fine.


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    • onlyone

      onlyone Bird of Pray FBBO Gold Member

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      I've got all that.....somewhere.
      I could have it rechromed.
      The lock is another problem.
      When I took my trashed one to a locksmith, they told me it was "GM" lock.
      I guess GM cars used something similar they were familiar with.
      You know.
      With the threads,
      IDK.
      After soaking it, they couldn't get it open to work on it so I gave up and just put a "new" one in.
       
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