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Key blanks?

August 28 2008 at 7:33 AM
 

Hi i'm looking to get a couple of extra keys made, and am wondering if anyone know where to get them? I found this link on Ebay, one looks like mine but i'm not sure...

Any thoughts?

http://cgi.cafr.ebay.ca/Fiat-Magneti-Marelli-Ignition-key-Blank-New-OE-Letter-M_W0QQitemZ190246138978QQihZ009QQcategoryZ40016QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

 
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Hey Dany... Here is a post from Rudy that is 2 years old...

August 28 2008, 8:35 AM 

... But they may also be another resourse still.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/12159/message/1163710666/Key+blanks

There use to be a site on Ebay that we all used sometime ago and I believe they were indeed out of Australia that proved to be economical and reliable.  I don't know if these are the same folks and so far, I've been unable to find them.

http://search.ebay.com/fiat-key-blanks_W0QQcatrefZC5QQdfspZ32QQfclZ3QQfromZR7QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ32QQnojsprZyQQpfidZ0QQsacatZQ2d1QQsofocusZbs

Here's the search I did... and it would appear that these Australian folks are indeed the ones I was thinking of.  The Connecticut folks appear knowledgeable and maybe some close-up fotos and some e-mails back and forth might land us another supplier.  I don't know where Williamsport is... but why not try contacting them all?

Also... it has been my experience to sometimes "trip over" some blanks in older establishments that still have them in stock... like an old "Mom & Pop" hardware store.

I actually found some at a well established Kragen Parts store.

Good luck and let us know what you come across.  If its good, please post it in the Best Of section under Rudy's post... and notify us here also.  Thanks!



My best,



Tony
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!


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ChrisInAlaska

I had good luck at ...

August 28 2008, 9:24 AM 

Keys4classics

http://www.keys4classics.com/html/FiatX19.html
Ordered 2 sets for the '87 and had them in hand and cut within a week.

Aftermarket to be sure, but for $6 for the black plastic version and $4 for the plain metal, I figure it was a deal. Shipping costs were good too.

Not sure if they are the same guys that Tony's talking about, but they are in Australia as well.

_____________________________________________
X'ing in the arctic


'87

 
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Dany

Ok I placed the order there: 16$

August 28 2008, 9:38 AM 

Shipping included (to Canada)

We'll see if service/product is good


 
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try a local locksmith

August 28 2008, 11:30 AM 

I went to an old locksmith (Cincinnati) last week and had two sets made. He had a wide selection of key blanks hanging on his wall including Fiat. You might try a locksmith in your area who has been around for a long time.

JimV

 
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Re: Key blanks?

August 28 2008, 1:49 PM 

A couple months ago I just walked into my local locksmith, handed him my keys and he walked to a wall full of blanks and pulled two off after about 5 seconds of looking. I was out the door a couple minutes later. I had heard the blanks might be hard to come by but you couldn't tell it by me.

Jeff
Tacoma, WA

 
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Home Depot!!!

August 28 2008, 6:14 PM 

I got lucky and found key blanks at Home Depot for my 87 x1/9. The key blank manufacturer is Ilco. Made in USA. Ignition key is stamped with "X109" on top upper left and part# FT43 on top right. The glove box key blank part# is FT38.


Lou Teresi
74 x1/9
87 x1/9

 
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2 key blanks at Home Depot, $3

August 28 2008, 6:17 PM 


Happy hunting.


Lou Teresi
74 x1/9
87 x1/9

 
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HA! So ya didn't bother to go comparison shopping at Lowes???

August 29 2008, 12:50 AM 

I never thought to look at either BIG BOX store... as I felt they were too NEW to carry relatively OLD keys!  Great find, thanks!

My best,



Tony
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!


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