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1951 Packard 200 keys
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NJB
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I just purchased a 1951 Packard 200 Deluxe Touring Sedan 4 Door, with no keys. Does anyone know where to find keys to fit this car? I have some 5 wafer blanks, but none of them will turn in the locks.

None of the locksmiths in my area know anything about these cars. Any suggestions on where to find a working key, or perhaps someone has an old key lying around somewhere? Wishful thinking, I know.

Posted on: 4/23 11:48
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Re: 1951 Packard 200 keys
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PackardDon
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There is nothing special about the locks and any locksmith should be able to make keys or even re-key it using un-worn parts. If the locksmiths with whom you spoke do not know, they should not be in business. However, then will probably want to have the locks in the shop rather than coming out and working on the lock in the car.

Posted on: 4/23 11:56
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G'day NJB,
to PackardInfo and for including your '51 200 Deluxe Touring Sedan in the Packard Vehicle Register.

Posted on: 4/23 15:28
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

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Re: 1951 Packard 200 keys
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NJB
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My husband made a few keys that fit the door, but when you put them in the ignition, they bend. Not sure if the ignition is the original one or not.

The ignition key is very thin on the end, which may be why it keeps bending. Is there a special locksmith that can make a key for this car?

Posted on: 4/23 15:53
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NJB
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Thank you. I am attempting to restore this Packard to it's original glory. I'm sure I will have tons of questions along the way.

Posted on: 4/23 15:55
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Ernie Vitucci
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Good afternoon...It sounds like the key teath have been figured out...Ace Hardware has the blank...I've had a few made at ACE...Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 4/23 17:43
Caretaker of the 1949-288 Deluxe Touring Sedan
'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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Story isn't straight. First no keys, then ign key is thin and bends?

You can get a "universal" ignition switch that comes with keys, if you just want to fire it up or check things out, temporarily. I recall the P ignition switches were a bit hard to come by. But the lock set is common. Mine was missing completely, but I had keys?
I suspect with the virus, etc. locksmiths aren't as happy to come to you as in the past, so you may have to take the parts out and take to them or send out. If you don't find anyone locally,
www.jessers.com can make keys, rekey, or repair the ignition cylinder or door lock cylinders. He's done work for me. He's located in Akron OH.

Posted on: 4/23 19:12
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Fish ‘n Jim - To clarify, I purchased the Packard, with no keys. Bought 10 5 wafer key blanks, and made a key to unlock the door. When I tried this same key in the ignition, it wouldn’t work. After thinning out the end, it worked, but keeps breaking.

Am still working on getting the correct keys, to open the locks, but will figure it out.

Posted on: 4/24 20:43
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JeromeSolberg
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A long while back I got the correct key blanks from Max Merrit or Kanter, cannot remember which. Anyhow, it helped out a lot.

Posted on: 4/24 22:51
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JWL
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Jerome, Packard used two keys, one for the ignition and another one for the doors, trunk and glove box.

Posted on: 4/25 11:37
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