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Art & Inspiration Hold My Keys Again

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. ShortyLaVen
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 615


    I love old keys!!!!! Your key with the rocket car is outta sight! When I get down to the shop I'll take a pic of the keys to my '63 Merc.. the trunk key is my favorite, with Mercury head on one side, and the "M" on the back side or a neat striped background..... its like a little bowling alley sign that opens the trunk!!
  3. Dodge Brother
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
    Posts: 130

    Dodge Brother

    I willingly agree old keys are the tops, small, heavy, detailed unlike the plastic obnoxiously large keys of a modern car!!!
  4. GearSlammer
    Joined: Feb 27, 2013
    Posts: 203


    Found this the other day

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  5. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,199


    I'll have to dig up my keychain/key collection for some good pics.I've got a couple of Cord keys that are real nice.
  6. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,451

    from California

    here's a Mercury key..

  7. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,994

    from Tacoma, WA

    I love the OEM Studebaker keys, I got a set of blanks for my '52...

  8. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 275


    OT (yet 35 years old) The aluminum keys of my Ford Fairmont I'vle always liked the ultra light weight keys with no yellowish edges :D...I don't think they reproduce them though.
  9. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,285


    I found a box of misc house and paddlock keys. On the more interesting ones I cut the shaft off and left the head and use them as decoration on my keyrings. My daughters car keys have the head of a master lock key with the lion on it.
  10. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,569


    That "rocket car" is used on the emblem of door garnish moldings on 49 Fords.


    I dig it.

  11. I alway liked original keys. I try and go out of my way to get the keys.
  12. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,679


    I have a key that I assume is original (if not close to it) that came with my '56 Buick that is the standard GM style like the first two pics, but the head is completely worn smooth. you can barely make out where some of the markings were. The car sat not running in a garage from '76 to '96 when I bought it, and the key was already worn then so its gotta go back pretty close to the beginning with that car I'd assume..
  13. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    I don't like to have a lot in my pockets, so I've never much taken a shine to key fobs. I was talking to Jeff Decker about keys once and he showed me that his were just about seven keys on a ring, all with the tabs ground off and rounded around the hole to match. Just the blade part with a hole for the ring... Very minimalist and streamlined! But it seems like it would be a bitch to tell them apart and almost no leverage to turn them with... Looked neat though-
  14. Got a brand new Hudson script key for my A since im using a lot of Hudson parts, its a real thing of beauty and looks a hell of a lot better than a new blank..
  15. jjsound
    Joined: May 27, 2008
    Posts: 388


    My aluminum 1961 Desoto keys.

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  16. I guess Mother Mopar used the same key blanks for quite a while. The key on the right is the same as the original key for my old '67 Dart.
  17. The "rocket car" motif also showed up on this club plaque. Not strictly key related, but it all ties in just fine.

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  18. green50
    Joined: Jan 9, 2014
    Posts: 8


    My original 1950 Ford keys have the "Rocket Car" on them. Here is a cool old Chevrolet key.

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  19. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,868

    from Michigan

    Traditional keys even. Now we're gettin' down to details. Cool.
  20. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,700

    stuart in mn

    This is the key for my Pontiac. It's some sort of aftermarket accessory, judging by the logo it's from the mid 1950s but it works fine in my '61. I'm with Weez on this one...the less I'm carrying around in my pocket, the better. Now if I could only key my house to match I'd be all set. :)


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  21. ol55
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 438

    from Virginia

    ' 57 Ford vs. Chevy

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  22. What model does this one belong to?

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  23. terryble
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 541

    from canada

  24. Many (far too) years ago, when I was 14-15 (and dinosaurs ruled the earth, etc. etc.), came across a 55 Ford in a ravine. Not complete by any means, just barely identifiable. However, looking it over, trying to scavenge what I could, I noticed, under the hood, a wire looped through a hole and headed down towards the rear of the engine compartment. I pulled that wire and found the spare key to the car!! Must have been attached by the owner, just in case he lost his key.

    Seemed ultra cool, finding something that had been successfully hidden for so many years.

    Any way, I think I still have that key (it was OEM), and a few others, including the OEM key for my '83 Aspencade. Don't laugh, the bloody thing's 31 years old!!

  25. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 897

    from arkansas

    I bought the contents of a home and I keep finding little treasures.

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  26. I found this key on the countryside in 2006 nearby the ruins an old mining site. It has been hanging beside my car's key since then and it marks the moment when, by divine intervention, I was told that old Fords would be in my life's path. Who would tell that I'd find a 90 yr old key on the dirt?
    I didnt know it was from a T.
  27. terryble
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 541

    from canada

    I would say 1926 or 27
  28. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    My original 52 year old Ute key works but I rarely use it because it's so worn.
    It says: GMH your key to value.
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  29. Thanks for the info
    It is really cool to know that.

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  30. I need to see if O'brien Trucker's has that plaque in his archives. It is pretty damn cool. I have that rocket car on my '51 Merc. keys.

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