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By Rob P
#1809491
I have been trying to get a duplicate key cut for the RV

The local locksmith hasn't got a blank, ther chap at Timpsons hasn't a blank and his bible doesn't have anything close enough for him to customise.

Is there a specialist aviation supplier anywhere? And yes, I know by adding the word 'aviation' the p[rice has just tripled.

Rob P
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By PeteSpencer
#1809494
Try CI Caravans (No pun intended)

Their keys (allegedly) fit the odd blanks of Cessnas and Pipers so you may be lucky....................
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By Rob P
#1809507
TheFarmer wrote:https://www.afors.com/aircraftView/45667

That's the jobbie

Many thanks

Rob P
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By Jodelman
#1809509
PeteSpencer wrote:Their keys (allegedly) fit the odd blanks of Cessnas and Pipers so you may be lucky....................


The key for a 1958 MG Magnette ZB fits many Piper Colt doors!!
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By PeteSpencer
#1809535
When I was looking for keys for each group member for our aircraft tug/golf buggy, even the factory/main supplier in Poland (or UK distributor) couldn't help.

Ended up getting them from a golf cart supplier in Sugar Grove, Illinois...............
By OhNoCB
#1809575
Hopefully you won't have any issue, but I had a real hard time a few years ago trying to get somewhere to cut a key on a blank that I provided. Most places (including Timpsons) refused to do it unless it was their own blank.
By rogerb
#1809579
Must give a thumbs up to at least one timpsons chap who went the extra mile to find a blank suitable. He cut it sale or return and it works fine.
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By Flintstone
#1809580
rogerb wrote:Must give a thumbs up to at least one timpsons chap who went the extra mile to find a blank suitable. He cut it sale or return and it works fine.


That seems to be a theme with them, I've had great service from a couple of branches when in need of something unusual.
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By Rob P
#1809582
patowalker wrote:If you have the complete key code


I do

patowalker wrote:there is a good chance this company can cut a duplicate. I


They couldn't.

At least not through the website search

However in one of those rare bits of serendipity I was searching the office for something else and came cross a key that looked very similar and turned out to be the spare that must have come with the aircraft along with the two keys we use day to day.

Rob P
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By Lefty
#1809614
Another vote for Timpson’s. They’ve always managed to find blanks to fit a succession of aircraft. Small local branches seem to be better than ones at major railway stations etc.
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