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Anyone have any info or experience disassembling and re-keying a spare tire lock for an '80?
Searched the forums and nothing, I even "GOOGLED" it, found nothing about disassembling and re-keying.
Thanks,Jeff
 
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My carrier and Tire are there but no lock, I saw in ecklers that you could by a lock for it, and that it was suppposed to have come with one from the factory. Was the lock supposed to match the door locks or was it a key all to itself? I assumed it matched the door lock thats why I didnt buy one yet.
 

Artsvette73

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Mine match the doors and alarm. Try Paragon if you have the key code numbers, they might be able to send you a match.
 

bill81vette

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that it was suppposed to have come with one from the factory. quote]


They never came from the factory with spare tire locks....FYI
 

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Spare tire lock

Bill - my 79 has a spare tire lock w/matching key. Does the info in this post mean that 79 was the last year they had keyed locks, as it seems to say that 80 & 81 did not have keyed locks? Ken
 

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The NCRS 78-79 judging manual states that those years came with a lock and key. I can confirm for 79 as mine is original and I have owned since day 1. I took the spare down for the first time in 03 before going to NCRS Hershey, and found that I had quite a bit of work to do to get the lock mechanism off and freed up such that it would work properly again. I'm glad I never needed that spare!! To be certain, it looks like maybe others can confirm for 80 & 81.
 

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Ken,I have the judging manual for the 80-82's...these year corvettes did not come with locks on the spare tire carriers....you can buy them,thru ecklers or wherever,but they are not factory.
I guess '79 was the last year for the spare tire locks.....
 

Ken79

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It usually takes some effort to get beyond the conflicting documentation that is out there, but the judging manuals are usually a very reliable source.
Looks like we have the correct info now ... Ken :w
 

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