New Capri locks & Keys

Capri Parts For Sale and Wanted
User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:42 pm

So thought I would share this as I needed some new locking wheel keys and found this chap was really good and he sent me this small flyer , as he does locks and keys for Fords from 1975-2015
Just in case anybody needs one in the future .
F805A6AE-2B9C-478B-A267-3DFBEB27DE32.jpeg
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

stevemarl
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3896
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6 laser

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by stevemarl » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm

That looks really useful, and fair prices. Why don`t you add it to this: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50830

brooky
Donator
Donator
Posts: 487
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:57 pm
Car(s): XR4x4i, loan of 280 when can get it off my son
Location: Hampshire

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by brooky » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:47 pm

I have used this guy for a full set of door locks, boot lock and matching ignition lock. Quick turnaround and reasonable price and will help with any problems. Highly recommended

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 6308
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by andyd » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:24 am

stevemarl wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm
That looks really useful, and fair prices. Why don`t you add it to this: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50830
:agree:

Done it for you JM.

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 12448
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:29 am

Great find Jason, thanks.
A quick question to all:
Given that I'm a bit wary of having a new locked matched to my existing key by the lock man, which presumably means sending off a key, I would like to attempt to do that job myself. I have heard that the tumblers in the lock have to be adjusted. Has anybody done that and is it a DIY (ie easy) job?
Thanks in advance.

Andrew.
Image

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:02 am

Cheers Andy :cool:

Andrew yes I think your right , but might be cheaper getting a full lock set in the long run ? Also then good for another 40 years :lol:
I know on my spare key there’s a TX code with the number not sure if the lock will carry the same TX code .

My wheel locking keys is in a original ford bag and label so original stuff I guess .

Keep us posted
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

stevemarl
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3896
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6 laser

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by stevemarl » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:14 pm

Andrew,
with a new set of tumblers, you basically insert the key and cut off all the protruding `tumbler ends so that they all lie flush with the surface of the barrel. Obv. when you then take the key out, the ends will then pop out and prevent barrel turning. If you have some old tumblers from scrap locks, you can usually with a bit of trial and error re-arrange them to give a working lock. I think the guy sells the tumblers, so best bet would be to just buy a set new and trim as in 1st bit.
DSC01104.JPG
DSC01103.JPG

brooky
Donator
Donator
Posts: 487
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:57 pm
Car(s): XR4x4i, loan of 280 when can get it off my son
Location: Hampshire

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by brooky » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:37 pm

Hi Andrew,

Drop old soldier a mail, he is really helpful and will tell you if he needs the key or not. Some locks have a number on them which he can use to then provide you with a new tumbler set so it will work with your key

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 12448
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:38 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Andrew,
with a new set of tumblers, you basically insert the key and cut off all the protruding `tumbler ends so that they all lie flush with the surface of the barrel. Obv. when you then take the key out, the ends will then pop out and prevent barrel turning. If you have some old tumblers from scrap locks, you can usually with a bit of trial and error re-arrange them to give a working lock. I think the guy sells the tumblers, so best bet would be to just buy a set new and trim as in 1st bit.
Hi Steve,
Thank you for your informative and helpful reply.
I think I will need to buy a new lock, that's if they are available for the early lock-in-handle type.

Andrew.
Image

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 12448
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:31 pm

brooky wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Hi Andrew,

Drop old soldier a mail, he is really helpful and will tell you if he needs the key or not. Some locks have a number on them which he can use to then provide you with a new tumbler set so it will work with your key
Thanks Mark,
I contacted Old Soldier earlier today and I'm currently waiting for him to call back.

Andrew.
Image

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 2794
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:45 pm

Thanks for the update Andrew , one mad question so if I bought just a barrel that would fit all the locks ? As not a bad thing having a spare ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

stevemarl
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3896
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6 laser

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by stevemarl » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:23 pm

Yes, you can get a new barrel, new tumblers, insert key and trim off the protruding ends, - voila! As in post, above.

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5609
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by pbar » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:02 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:31 pm

I contacted Old Soldier earlier today and I'm currently waiting for him to call back.

Andrew.
I e-mailed them recently after seeing this thread as I need a duplicate key for a car, but received no response.

stevemarl
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3896
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6 laser

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by stevemarl » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:51 am

If it`s the Capri Paul, I`ve got a blank?

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 12448
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:07 pm

pbar wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:02 am
I e-mailed them recently after seeing this thread as I need a duplicate key for a car, but received no response.
Communicating with customers does not appear to be high on their list of priorities, as I am still waiting for a call back.

Andrew.
Image

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5609
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by pbar » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:49 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:07 pm
pbar wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:02 am
I e-mailed them recently after seeing this thread as I need a duplicate key for a car, but received no response.
Communicating with customers does not appear to be high on their list of priorities, as I am still waiting for a call back.

Andrew.

And I still haven't had a reply to my E-mail either.

I must admit, I am very wary of 'companies' who do not offer a landline number or an address, preferring just to have a mobile number instead.

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 6308
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by andyd » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 am

I always call people if there is a mobile or 01 phone number, or any other number that my phone covers in my monthly price.
Emails often take too long to reply and I'm impatient :D

But I won't call numbers that cost a fortune I will then email.

User avatar
pbar
Posts: 5609
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:29 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.0 Laser, frequent driver.
Location: North-West

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by pbar » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 am

A company with nothing but a mobile number seems far more fly by night, than a traditional business with a landline and an address.

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 6308
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by andyd » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 am

pbar wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 am
A company with nothing but a mobile number seems far more fly by night, than a traditional business with a landline and an address.
Maybe like many others he works from home and doesn't want business calls on his landline number?

But I can see your point :cheers:

If you have an email you should reply to them as not doing so is ignorant. Same with text messages.

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 12448
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: New Capri locks & Keys

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:54 pm

pbar wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:49 am
I must admit, I am very wary of 'companies' who do not offer a landline number or an address, preferring just to have a mobile number instead.
I couldn't agree more with that statement, and I feel the same about businesses that only have a Facebook presence but not their own website.
If something goes wrong with an order, how do you contact this Southampton Soldier if he doesn't answer his mobile or reply to e-mails? You can't.

Andrew.
Image

Post Reply