C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 General Discussion
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 22 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Bair's Corvettes
VetteBookStore.com
CorvetteClothing.com
Mid America Motorworks
Volunteer Vette Products

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
L82-4SPD
Jeffm
Featured Links

Buy Now
Corvette by the Numbers
Corvette by the Numbers


Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)
Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)


The Corvette Factories: Building America's Sports Car (Hardcover)
The Corvette Factories: Building America's Sports Car (Hardcover)


Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1968-1982 (Paperback)
Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1968-1982 (Paperback)



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
3/26/14 5:46pm - Original Message: 'Keys'
chronos51
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Phoenix, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1982 corvette crossfire production numer C5101985. Color is silver and claret. All original numbers match. slight mods to crossfire for better efficiancy and power balanced and added fuel pressure assembly between throttle bodies,

Joined: 6/12/2011
Posts: 139
I am trying to find out which set of keys work with my 82. I do not have the original set thus is the problem.
I called the local dealer and they dont have any, I spoke with local locksmiths same answer. I spoke with GM with my vin number, and they refered me to a dealer in my state that would need to remove ignition cylander, 30.00 cost- keys are 10 to 100 each, not including having them cut nor including the labor charge.
 
I never in my life thought I would have issues getting a spare set of keys for my car.
any ideas??


____________________________________




 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
3/26/14 10:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
Do you not have a set of keys at all?
If you have no keys period, You can remove the lock from the rear storage compartment(or one of the doors), and remove the ignition key cylinder from the steering column, and take them to a locksmith. They can make keys from the locks. Last time I had a set made like that it was $20, + $2-$3 for the key blanks.
A good locksmith could come to you, and make a set of keys on the spot, but that will definitely cost more, obviously. Thumbs Up

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
3/27/14 12:08am - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
daveo76
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

Joined: 8/25/2005
Posts: 830
I'm not sure if the question is directed this way, but I wanted a new set of keys to replace my worn out GM originals.  And I didn't want the "Fits GM cars" type that locksmiths and hardware stores carry - I wanted a set of real GM blanks.  All the major vendors carry them, I believe.  There are different letters stamped on the shank for both the square and oval keys that correspond to certain years.  According to Corvette Central's catalog, you would want a "J" square key and a "K" oval key as those ones fit years 70,74,78, and 82.  Once you get the key blanks you can take them to a locksmith and they'll cut them to match existing keys, assuming you still have some.  And if you don't have any keys, bring them the ignition lock cylinder so they can match the square key to it and another cylinder that they can match the oval key to - as Joel says.  

____________________________________

 

1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
3/27/14 12:33am - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
chronos51
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Phoenix, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1982 corvette crossfire production numer C5101985. Color is silver and claret. All original numbers match. slight mods to crossfire for better efficiancy and power balanced and added fuel pressure assembly between throttle bodies,

Joined: 6/12/2011
Posts: 139
I have a set  but they are getting pretty worn out. What i didnt know is which key blanks fit my car. due to the different code letters on them such as J and K

I called my local dealer and they said they didnt have any. I wanted a set that was not  access+ like the ones i have i wanted to locate original gm keys blanks for it.
once i researched it and after this post i managed to search the access+ keys and found a page that matches the 11r and 7r key numbers to the J and the K
I found original gm keys at a neighboring city's chevy dealer that they have in stock. I found multiple on ebay but the local guys at the neighboring city the dealer's owner is also the founder of Snake River Corvette club. 

So in a nut shell I located proper key blanks to replace the worn out access+ keys and they are GM so the more original and not aftermarket cheap stuff i figure would last longer in the long run

thanks for the input though its very helpful



____________________________________




 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
3/27/14 9:36am - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
nextdoor76 Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Kimberling City, MO - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Stingray

Joined: 12/2/2012
Posts: 49
ok...just have to tell you my key story. In 89, I had just gotten my 76 and went to a dealer for some misc. items, when the door key broke off and I could not find the missing end. I went in side and the desk clerk ask one of the older sales men what he could do? He looked at my stub, went and got a bland, and then used a hand held key cutter. The key he cut still works perfect to this day, I wish I knew, how he knew what the cut was...he laughed and would not tell me.  LOL

____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
3/27/14 10:24am - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
johnu
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Eagan, MN - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
Posts: 504

Try this guy:  http://www.key-men.com/shopping/show_cat.php

 
They have made keys to fit my old motorcycles just off the numbers...and they work!


|UPDATED|3/27/2014 7:24:06 AM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


____________________________________
      Only 23 years together
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
3/27/14 12:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
nextdoor76 said: ok...just have to tell you my key story. In 89, I had just gotten my 76 and went to a dealer for some misc. items, when the door key broke off and I could not find the missing end. I went in side and the desk clerk ask one of the older sales men what he could do? He looked at my stub, went and got a bland, and then used a hand held key cutter. The key he cut still works perfect to this day, I wish I knew, how he knew what the cut was...he laughed and would not tell me.  LOL


There IS a way to cut a "master" key....highly illegal in most cases. 


____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
3/29/14 7:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Keys'
chronos51
Former Member
- Send Private Message


Phoenix, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1982 corvette crossfire production numer C5101985. Color is silver and claret. All original numbers match. slight mods to crossfire for better efficiancy and power balanced and added fuel pressure assembly between throttle bodies,

Joined: 6/12/2011
Posts: 139
so I went to that neighboring dealership and they had the keys, guy decided not to cut them from the vin number so i wouldnt waste my funds if the locks have been changed at some point. they traced them from the set i had. 
New sets- Gm keys, yes i bought 2 sets, work better than the "access plus" keys they rotate in the cylinders much smoother.

thank you all for your input. I appreciate it



|UPDATED|3/29/2014 4:02:50 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


____________________________________




 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 General Discussion
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30