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Locks advice

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Buzzy, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Buzzy

    Buzzy Member

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    Hi All,

    After some cost effective (cheap) advice on how to replace ALL the locks on my bus... maybe even have the ignition the same.

    Anyone know anyone/ anywhere I can buy them 5 in total (2 x doors, side door, rear hatch, boot lid) plus ignition making it 6 barrels (is that the right terminology?)

    Thanks
    Buzzy
     
  2. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Does that mean that you have none at the moment?
    You can get them keyed alike by a locksmith.
     
  3. Buzzy

    Buzzy Member

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    I do have them, but the locksmith said it'd be costly and to explore buying a complete used set. (?)
     
  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Hopefully someone else will comment with what you should expect to pay for this. I personally have not had it done - maybe your locksmith just doesn't want to do it ;)
     
  5. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There are some posts on keying them all alike on here. A search should turn them up. I think Rocky might have done one. Basically it appears there are only 4 different wafer types and it a matter of getting enough of each type to make as many sets as you need. Most of the barrels are easy to remove and dismantle if you are patient.

    Locksmith sounds like he can't be bothered.

    Hope that helps

    Adrian
     
  6. Col Holden

    Col Holden Member

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    You can buy a complete set of lock barrels keyed alike from the bus stop. Might be cheaper than a lock smith maybe.
     
  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    All you need is to get your ignition key to match the other locks.

    You will need to buy a couple of second hand lock barrels with the wafers in them and then just replace the wafers to suit the key you have.

    Is fairly easy once you have done one.

    Sometimes there is a little grub screw holding them in and sometimes not.
     
  8. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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  9. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

  10. Buzzy

    Buzzy Member

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    Thanks all. Finally found a mobile service in Southern Sydney to work from existing locks.

    Fingers crossed.
     
  11. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    I used to get this done from time to time when I had my workshop (10+ yrs ago), I forget what the exact cost was but I remember it wasn't a lot....
     

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