Truck is now locked

By ayr September 13, 2008

For obvious reasons I have not mentioned this here, but the truck arrived without any keys to any of the locks. This means my truck has been sitting unsecured on the road for the past few weeks. Luckily there’s nothing of value in the truck, but it’s still had me a bit uncomfortable at night.

After receiving the truck I took the handles off and went to a local locksmith to get new cylinders. They told me they didn’t have matching cylinders and it would cost $80/ lock to match new keys to the existing cylinders. I have 3 locks, so this was a lot more than I was willing to pay.

I was about to buy online from Stepvan Parts ( but I wasn’t sure if they would be a perfect fit. So I called Utilimaster and they sold me 3 cylinders, $14 per cylinder.

And today I installed them. I took the opportunity to lube the hinges and latches, etc., and the doors are working beautifully right now.

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