Slab Side key question

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Active Member

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    Chrysler's key system of doors/ignition (pentastar - Y-152) key and round head key (glove box / trunk / wagon door) lasted from 1963 through 1989, at least Prior to the pentastar the ignition/door key was multisided. CY9 was another number for the round head trunk key. The trunk key in the late 1950's into the 1970's was one side flat - no key grooves. The 1940's keys dated back to about 1941.

    Have one Y149 key with "REPLACEMENT FOR CHRYSLER" on the round head.
     
  2. Mike66Chryslers

    Mike66Chryslers Senior Member

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    You may know something about this. I have old spare trunk keys cut for my Chryslers which use blank #Y149. However new Y149 blanks that they sell at hardware stores now are different and won't work in my trunk.

    Last time I wanted a spare trunk key cut, which was years ago now, I went to a locksmith. The guy remembered that he had a box of "special" blanks which fit old Mopars. He said they hadn't sold one in years. Of course that one fit. There was no blank number on the key, but when I compared it to an old Y149 key the grooves were identical widths and lengths. Why did the Y149 blank change?
     
  3. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    I had our resident traveling key maker, @cantflip , make some keys under our tent at Carlisle. I'm looking for the picture... It's on here somewhere.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    The picture thread from two years ago.