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Old 09-16-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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chesler lock problems

trying to get the 66 so we can lock it now that we're making interior progress. Took the lock out, which I thought was an L-100 and took it to an old locksmith here that typically does good work. Made me a set of keys and took it home. Keys engage, and when turned click the lock plate shut, however if I move the knob back and forth a little the lock plate snaps back out of the way on its own without the key. I'm not sure if this is something anyone else has ever encountered. I called the lock smith back and he said he didn't really go back through the rest of the lock, just made sure the key itself engaged etc. I'm hoping it might be something that can be adjusted etc but thought I would ask first. Inside of the lock itself says Chesler T-5.

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Old 09-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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I did not have the same problem, but the PO of our '61 Overlander did have a problem with the Chesler lock and these are the post he made for the replacement. I do not know if the '61 has the same lock, doubt it since it has a different door. He had to replace the lock.
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