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Old 03-01-2013, 10:06 PM
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1960 F100 with no key. Looking for the code.

I'm about to buy a 1960 F100 Flareside Pickup. The owner passed away and it's coming with title but they can't find the key. Any idea where the key code is? Possibly in the door lock somewhere, and how easy is it to take apart to find the code? I'm off to Pomona Swap Meet on sunday hoping to get the key made.
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No way of knowing if the ignition switch is original but you should be able to pop a door lock and take it to a locksmith to get a key made.
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I'm about to buy a 1960 F100 Flareside Pickup. The owner passed away and it's coming with title but they can't find the key. Any idea where the key code is?

Possibly in the door lock somewhere, and how easy is it to take apart to find the code? I'm off to Pomona Swap Meet on sunday hoping to get the key made.
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When new, these trucks came with two sets of keys, round discs with the key codes on them were on the key rings. Ignition/door lock cylinders key code begins with FA followed by 5 numbers.

Unless one/both of these discs are still with the truck, possibly inside the glovebox or ashtray, you'll have to have the locked 'picked' by a locksmith.

Why go to Pomona and walk 10 miles in the heat since any locksmith can do this?

The thing is, if you remove the left door door lock cylinder, how do you know if it's original to the truck?

Remove the right door lock cylinder (if so equipped), it isn't used anywhere near as often as the left, so it's probably the original.

Open the door, there will be a clip visable that retains the lock cylinder. Pull clip out, remove cylinder.
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Should any locksmith be able to read the codes and make keys?
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There's a code book for single side "5 cut" keys, another for double side "10 cut" keys.

Most locksmiths will have the double sided code book, because these keys were introduced in the mid 1960's (some passenger cars initially) and were used thru the 1990's.

Single sided keys were fazed out by the late 1970's.

5 cut keys: The tumblers (cuts) are known as 1 thru 5, as that's their depth, with 1 being the shallowest, 5 being the deepest. If you pop the cover off the cylinder, there's 5 tumblers inside.

Locksmiths, some Ford parts guys can 'eyeball' the depth of the tumblers, cut a new key by using a hand cutter.
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Just hot wire it to get it home. Then order a set from, say, LMC truck. Get a switch while yer at it. This truck is one year younger than I am! Who knows how many people have a key for it or what kind of shape the locks are in. Under a hunnert bucks buys a buncha piece of mind
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Just hot wire it to get it home. Then order a set from, say, LMC truck. Get a switch while yer at it.
Go right on ahead, buy the parts from LMC. Then they'll use your money to buy the parts elsewhere, marking up the price, then charging you the extra shipping charges.

LMC reproduces no parts of their own and has next to no parts that are listed in their catalog. LMC is a "middle-man" operation, uses the J. Paul Getty method of making money-see above.

BAAA-8122050-S .. Door & Ignition Lock Set w/2 Keys / This is a Dennis Carpenter "made-up" Ford part number: 1953/60 F100/1100: 50 bucks = 800-476-9653.

B2A-7022050-B (replaced B2A-7022050-A) .. Door & Ignition Lock Set w/2 "keyed alike" Keys / These are the "original" Ford part numbers / Obsolete

Applications: 1953/60 F100/1100 & 1952/58 Ford Passenger Cars except 1957/58 Skyliner ('Flip Top") & Sedan Delivery.

NOS PARTS LTD in Waxahachie TX has 5 = 972-937-2201.

VINTAGE PARTS INC. in Beaver Dam WI has 71 = 877-846-8243.
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Were the ignition and the door lock, the same key?
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I'm gonna buy new passenger door lock and ignition. Only $50. Still haven't done it but I will soon!!! No drivers lock as never came with one!
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My truck didn't come with keys. Lock smith's wanted 100 bucks to rekey the truck whether the cylinders were pulled or in place. Ended up buying a new ignition switch and all 3 locks @ Vintage Ford for <80 bucks. Great choice!
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Yes, and "Vintage Ford" referred to in post 11 is Sacramento Vintage Ford.
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I live in Sacramento so for me it's just "Vintage Ford" :P Thanks for the fill-in.
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I live in Sacramento so for me it's just "Vintage Ford" :P Thanks for the fill-in.
As long as you don't live in Rancho Cambodia or Syphilis Heights it's all good
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