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Old 03-09-2017, 06:15 PM
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Cutting a key from codes....

So I have this Neiman ignition lock that I don't have a key for. The code is stamped on top of the lock (it is a four digit number) and I have the number for the key blank.

I need to know if anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can recommend a locksmith that has cut a key for them from a code? I could contact them in advance with the blank info, or I could supply the blanks myself.

Any recommendations? I could just wiggle the key and cut my own but I can't find any brass blanks, only steel, so I have to call in a pro.
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:20 PM
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Is it original to the car? What year? I always just ask the classic center for a key first, but didn't have any luck with the result on the 1959 ponton.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:06 PM
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I ordered one from the dealer for my 1967 250 se
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:09 AM
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I ordered one from the dealer for my 1967 250 se


This seems to vary widely, based on dealer. One in my area won't work on a car older than 2000, the other has stuff back to the 1980s.


Guess which one I patronize?
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:11 AM
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This seems to vary widely, based on dealer. One in my area won't work on a car older than 2000, the other has stuff back to the 1980s.


Guess which one I patronize?


I've gotten many keys for cars from the early 70's with perfect success from the classic center. They are essentially a dealer but work with older cars more frequently than the dealers that don't want the hassle for only $25 or less.
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Is there a reason you wanted a brass blank over a steel one? Steel blanks for car keys are superior, brass is more likely to bend, wear down, and even snap over time.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:48 PM
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Is there a reason you wanted a brass blank over a steel one? Steel blanks for car keys are superior, brass is more likely to bend, wear down, and even snap over time.
If you know how you can cut a key from a brass blank with a pair of pliers and a small triangle file in less than 30 seconds. From that blank you then cut a steel one. And you should always cut the ignition key since they usually have at least one more pin than the door key.

But in this case the ignition key is different from all the other keys on the car. I have found brass blanks for the doors and trunk so they are already made.

The only dealer near me that will do anything like this is 180 miles away. Due to the wear in the lock cylinder I am not interested in the factory cut key; I need one that will compensate for the internal wear and a competent locksmith can do this.

I do have a guy in Stillwater, OK, that I have worked with on this sort of thing but they are also about 140 miles in distance. I don't get there as much as I do Dallas.
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