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Old 02-15-2007, 07:13 PM   #15
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Did you ever get the problem fixed? If so, could you share your experience? Thanks
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:33 PM   #16
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Steve,

Your doing it the hard way, which takes time away from the cool one.

The simple way to remove the old tumbler, is to take a 1 inch # 8 sheet metal screw and run it into the tumbler about half way.

Then take a small thin board and place it next to the old tumbler.

Take a "claw hammer", grab the head of the screw and pull. Bingo, out comes the tumbler.

The back of the old tumbler breaks off and falls down into the door. So, who cares.

Then simply squeeze the "C" clip on the new tumbler and insert it into the hole.

Next. Have a beer. Job well done.

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If all else fails, would this technique also get you into a lockout?
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:57 PM   #17
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Not sure if this was directed to me. But yes and no. A little WD 40 got the cylinders working again, temporarily I'm sure. Shhhhhhh, the key for my 71 opens my 73 easier than the original key. I'm guessing the worn out key works like a master key on the worn out tumblers.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:44 PM   #18
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I took the door lock apart....cleaned everything and found that I needed the tumbler....took it to a locksmith...replaced...new keys...works like a charm...$30.00. I think I'll place a deadbolt on as well...just don't trust the door as we're traveling down the road. The taillight problem was put to the side...working on projects indoors during the cold weather... will tackle that later.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:32 PM   #19
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NICE Diagram!

I gave up, my lock assembly is in good shape, just lost faith it would stay locked/closed while traveling. Installed a dead bolt

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How'd you do that without trimming the bolt? I'm curious how large the hole in your door is? Did you do anything to beef it up? I never did, but I am very careful about slamming the door.

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Old 02-16-2007, 04:43 AM   #20
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How'd you do that without trimming the bolt? I'm curious how large the hole in your door is? Did you do anything to beef it up? I never did, but I am very careful about slamming the door.

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Fabriated a bracket for the door to reinforce what I removed.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:24 AM   #21
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Thanks for the lesson on how to finish the job well

Did you also machine the base mount for the exterior? It looks like your cylinder housing is not cut.
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Did you also machine the base mount for the exterior? It looks like your cylinder housing is not cut.
Did not machine the lock assembly. I used a de-buring tool to fine tune the fit. It is an exact fit to the innner channel. This is the hole I started with, I'll look to see if I have a completed slot pic.
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How difficult is it to install a deadbolt in an AS. Do you have those on the shelf also?

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PB: You will find a number of threads on adding a deadbolt by doing a simple search. I show the process in my blog also (March '05 listing). Also a good thread: here

A: Here's the other part I was talking about that looks machined. The ring around the base. Was that a part of the set?

Thanks for the door lock cylinder replacement info. I doubt that I'll be yanking it out with a claw hammer. I have more time than money and I would hate to risk breaking something

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PB: You will find a number of threads on adding a deadbolt by doing a simple search. I show the process in my blog also (March '05 listing). Also a good thread: here

A: Here's the other part I was talking about that looks machined. The ring around the base. Was that a part of the set?

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Good eye Steve! That is a spacer, D shaped. I needed make it to get above the seam.
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