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Offline JayBee

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Need glove box lock repair ideas
« on: October 24, 2010 - 01:04:30 PM »
As you can see the chrome knob has come off the cylinder's mechanism. I can push it back on BUT it just spins around on it. I'm thinking about JB weld but don't know if it will last. If I got another lock, could the tumblers be swapped so I could keep the original key? Any ideas would be appreciated.



 
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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010 - 03:19:56 PM »
Any locksmith can key the lock to what you already have, so that wouldn't be a problem.  The two pieces are held together by crimping the edge of the chrome piece over the other.  If you put the two together, you should be able to take a hammer and a punch or small cold chisel and crimp the collar of the chrome bezel over the lock tumbler in four or five spots.

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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 - 11:20:24 AM »
it is simple to swap the tumblers into another cylinder , just pop the tumblers out one by one & instal them in the same position in the other cylinder

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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010 - 07:36:01 PM »
Thanks guys. Since this needs to be a permanent fix I'll be looking for another cylinder when the swap meets begin again.
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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010 - 08:24:54 PM »
John, I'd be very surprised if Ma Mopar didn't use basically the same lock through the mid-80's.  You may be able to save yourself the special "E-body" pricing by hitting a salvage yard or picking up a glove box door (complete) for something less desirable.
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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010 - 10:20:35 PM »
those locks were used for decades , at least up into the diplomat RWD cars , you just need a paper clip to remove the lock but it has to be locked to get to the release clip

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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010 - 06:07:28 PM »
Many thanks again. Sounds like the real trick is finding any old one (e-body or not) that still has the key. The hunt is on.
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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010 - 07:27:42 PM »
I bought mine at a swap meet (door and all) for $5. Took it to a locksmith (mo key) and was in business for another $15.
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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010 - 04:57:11 AM »
As you can see the chrome knob has come off the cylinder's mechanism. I can push it back on BUT it just spins around on it.

So what's worn to cause it to just spin?

I think I've got the same problem with mine although the knob hasn't come off.
I'm still trying to get the lock out of the door to see what's wrong.
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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010 - 01:49:02 PM »
there is a rib on he casting preventing the chrome ring from spinning , if thetab gets broken off the ring spins , if you have to remove the whole glove box door & take it to a locksmith to get it locked os it can be removed it is easy to do

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Re: Need glove box lock repair ideas
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2021 - 09:26:00 AM »
To replace the lock tumblers i have called a local locksmith near me and they have replaced it easily.