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Old 01-03-2018, 10:22 PM
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IIRC 1968's no longer had the lock cylinder code stamped on the door lock cylinder as part of the attempt to reduce auto theft. 1967's had the code on them though.
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Its back in the shop again to fix a plethora of leaks, and look into hesitation when going uphill or pushing the throttle too hard. As soon as I get it back I will take out that cylinder and take it to a locksmith. He told me that if I can get him the cylinder he can make a key for it, but he doesnt do work on cars, so I cant just bring him the car.

Then eventually I will address the ignition
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:32 AM
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Big question did you try the switch key in at least two of the doors? There should be only one key for that car. But most have had the switch changed. Don't forget to let the man know it's a switch key for the. Doors not a door key. He would figure it out soon enough but it helps to have a clue.

For the rear door it remove the handle, lock knob,trim pad, the a small cover. In the shell. Then find the tab on the spring clip use a ply bar to slide it off . The lock should slide out. Can't remember if it a tab in the slot or a wire. Tab will fall out if it's a wire you will need to work it around the corners to slip it off.

Believe it or not the cheap set of door tools at harbor freight is a good set. The clip remover works better then the snap on one I leave in the drawer. the pad remover the same.

Go slow don't force things and if it's stuck find that screw you missed taking out.
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I tried removing the cylinder from multiple doors over the weekend. Unfortunately those screws were locked too tight for me to move. I talked to a local locksmith and he said often times the glove box lock is the same as the door, so he recommended trying to remove the glove box cylinder. Going to try that during my lunch hour today.
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Parked my 68 cadillac last night amd noticed a clicking noise in the back aftet it was off. I figured it would stop in a bit. Came out the next morning and its still making the noise.

I checked the heater knobs in the back and no luck there. Not sure what this is. This ring a bell to anyone?
Maybe you have a family of crickets that moved inside for the winter?
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Got the glove box cylinder out and took it to the locksmith, unfortunately it was different from the door
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:02 PM
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I tried removing the cylinder from multiple doors over the weekend. Unfortunately those screws were locked too tight for me to move. I talked to a local locksmith and he said often times the glove box lock is the same as the door, so he recommended trying to remove the glove box cylinder. Going to try that during my lunch hour today.
To take the lock out, you start by removing the inner door trim panel. It is held on by screws sometimes, and also clips that you need to pry loose. You will need to take all the inside door handles off first, including the top lock knob. You will find helpful hints in this video.



Once you have the door panel off, look inside the door with a flashlight, and you will see a clip that needs to be pulled sideways to release the key lock assembly. Once you have that removed, the cylinder will be loose. Refer to this video.


I believe that the screws that you were attempting to remove, were the ones on the edge of the door, that hold the door latching mechanism to the door. Removing this isn't necessary.
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I believe that the screws that you were attempting to remove, were the ones on the edge of the door, that hold the door latching mechanism to the door. Removing this isn't necessary.
Your right, thats what I was removing. the rear door trim has some water damage and is already detached on the side nearest the lock. I didnt see a panel under there which is why I was looking at the door screws.

The locksmith I visited today was nice enough to come out and look at the rear door with me and showed me what you are talking about, that theres a panel in the middle of the door, so I just need to remove more of that panel i guess.

I will take a look at these videos tonight. I will feel better once I can lock the hearse. My wife is worried some kids will get into it and vandalize the interior.
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As it's not a standard car you will find the lock is stamped. But did you try the switch key in the lock? Normal car square key for the switch round key for glove box and door. On the commerical chassis its the switch key for the ignation and doors. I don't think I have ever seen a glove box key in a commerical chassis car.
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you may find this set of pictures useful for you I believe we demented about every part of this car as we rebuilt it.
https://www.dropshots.com/jer57747/albums/308015
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