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Old 03-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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how often could this happen?

The other day I was working on the 76 Caravanner when I needed a tool box from inside the 74 Ambassador. I grabbed the key ring and unlocked the 74 to get the tool box. Later when I finished working on the Caravanner I closed the door and began to lock it however the keys were nowhere to be found. After several minutes of searching and a few choice words I concluded that the keys would show up somewhere eventually. THEY DID! I put the tools back in the 74 and shut the door and there were the keys (76) still in the door! Needless to say I felt silly. After some expirementation I find I can use either of the keys in either door. When holding the keys together they are similar but not exactly alike but both keys will unlock both doors.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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With off the shelf lock sets there are only so many key combinations. Had to happen sometime to someone.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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I can't wait to show this to my locksmith husband-- that's cool!
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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With off the shelf lock sets there are only so many key combinations. Had to happen sometime to someone.
The key to our '74 will fit about a third of the Airstreams that come into the shop.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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The key to the water fill started my daughters 66 Mustang. Sal.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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The key to my uncle's 5th wheel sob fits my 67 Safari perfectly. I hear there are only 5 different keys for all trailers.
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This doesn't happen with regularity but it isn't unheard of. I remember having a Ford key that fit my truck and car. Both were from the 70's era which were pre-chip keys. The truck key fit the car ignition, but the car key would not fit the truck.


The lock on our 76 is so worn I could probably open it with a key blank.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #8
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The ignition on my truck is so worn out that just about any key will start it.

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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This reminds me, when I was a kid I used to lock and unlock my Dad's 67 Nova with small twigs from the yard.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #10
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We replaced the lock on our back door (under-bed storage) and noticed that the key is identical. Didn't even need to replace the one on our rings. I have no idea if they're all the same or if there's only a few combinations.
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