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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mcmopar, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. mcmopar
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    I'm working on mounting the steering in my truck and all of a sudden this key falls on the floor. Can anyone tell me if it could be the ignition key, and what is u456?
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  2. mcmopar
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    I should add that it is a 1937 Dodge pickup.
     
  3. KoolKat-57
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    Chrysler corporation key by the second photo.[​IMG]Image I found on line of Chrysler corp. keys
    KK
     
  4. duncan
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    Yale was a manufacturer of early padlocks, but I've also seen Yale key blanks. I'm thinking that U456 is the blank number. It could be for just about anything that fit that blank.
     
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  5. Baldies
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    The top picture seems to show it is well used. Ignition keys are the only ones I can think of that show a lot of use.
     
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  6. thats to a safe with a kabillion dollars in it.
     
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  7. Gammz
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    I'd say it's a padlock key. Did your truck have a tool box in the bed. Or maybe at one time it did?


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  8. Gammz
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  9. mcmopar
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    Nope no tool box, but it fell from the lip on the dash by the pull knobs.
     
  10. Petejoe
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    A key to a well known brothel in Wisconsin.
     
  11. BJR
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    No that key is different.... oops never mind.
     
  12. Engine man
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    Key to a chastity belt.
     
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  13. mcmopar
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    I've been married 20 years, its not a key to the chastity belt that's the wallet.
     
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  14. KoolKat-57
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    The lettering on the key in the second picture stands for Dodge, Desoto, Plymouth, Chrysler!
    It could be for a locking Gas Cap from the Chrysler Accessory Book, or the door lock, or the ignition, who knows?
    KK
     
  15. Looks like it could have been for the ignition lock cylinder.

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  16. mcmopar
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    KoolKat-57 Just tried it in the passenger door, it went in but did not turn. Lot of good answers and a lot of fun ones.
     
  17. Engine man
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    Probably for a padlock on a gate somewhere.
     
  18. squirrel
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    a couple pics...can't see the keys very well, but look like they could be it. supposedly for 1940s dodge trucks? old ebay auctions.

    cap1.jpg

    cap2.jpg
     
  19. RainierHooker
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    My guess would be the glove box or gas cap. Yale made locks for Chrysler and Studebaker, among others in sure...
     
  20. partsdawg
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    Key to happiness.
     
  21. noboD
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    Chrysler Products used Yale locks for decades. My '24 DB has a Yale door lock and transmission lock. Could be glove box, door, etc.
     
  22. Hnstray
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    The DPCD logo on the key pretty much assures it was originally issued with a Mopar product.

    Ray
     
  23. With Jim.....could be a lock for the wheel.....glove box.....or an extra for something....original - but maybe your ignition switch had been swapped out ?
     

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