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Discussion in 'Chicago' started by Tod328gts, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
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    Tod Whitmore
    Just to let everyone know, i finaly got a couple extra sets of keys for my 328. Rather than spend lots of $$$ for blanks on Ebay or lots of money at a Ferrari dealer to get extra keys, i went to a locksmith shop.

    It took a few times for them to order the keys, but they finaly got them and they work great. I think they were only about $1.50 or so each. Both the ignition key and the door/glove box keys for my 1988 328...

    The place is Palatine Locksmiths on Northwest Highway in Palatine. They ordered extra ones too... I would sugest driving the car there and try it there after they cut it. It took me about 3-4 trips till they got the correct keys, but they have them now....

    They are located on Northwest Highway, about a block south of Palatine Rd.
     
  2. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 3, 2002
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    Duplicating keys on the older cars is a lot easier than on the newer ones. I had an extra set made at a locksmith downtown. He did them immediately and had the blanks ready. He told me, they're the same as on the Yugo, which makes sense as the Yugo is made out of Fiat parts.
     
  3. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

    Aug 15, 2003
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    I had a "Ferrari" key blank,which is Steel,made into a key for my car when I bought it. Also,got a couple copies at a local Locksmith that also had Blanks readily available,and made them right then and there.
     
  4. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

    Mar 16, 2002
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    I don't get it. Why wouldn't you want to pay tons of money?
     
  5. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

    Aug 15, 2003
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    LOL! Yes,the Northernmost "Authorized Ferrari Dealer" that I wanted to get a key blank from,wanted $50-$60.00 dolars for an "Official Ferrari Key Blank".(as a spare) I got some for a couple bucks from a Locksmith in Addison.
     
  6. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I think there is actually a difference between an official key and a copy from a Locksmith. They both work, but if you're serious about concours you better have the right set with you.

    Not that it matters to me, but I believe there is a reason for the price difference.
     
  7. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

    Aug 15, 2003
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    Yes,I agree. The Genuine "Ferrari key" is Steel,and,"Ferrari issue". So,I got one with my car when I bought it. But,do not use it. I use the "Other" genuine Ferrari key that ORIGINALLY came with the car,to start it,etc... And,the "spares" from the locksmith,as just that...spares.
     

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