Sunday, September 18, 2011

Keys and Locks

The original key was badly worn, to the point where it was difficult to start the car without significant wiggling.  As I was getting ready to rebuild the dashboard, I took apart the locks and thouroughly cleaned all of the components.  The dirt and grime of 37 years just kept pouring out.  I then took the keys, the ignition cylinder, the door locks and trunk lock to an automotive lock specialist in Morro Bay.

He made new keys from the ignition cylinder, and then further cleaned and tuned the locks.  They work very well now.  You can see the difference between the original key and the new one.