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Making Cheap Cool Keys for 360

Discussion in '360/430' started by vrsurgeon, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Raconteur

    Raconteur Formula 3
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    I had always wanted to replicate this after seeing Dr. Curt's great handy work.

    With my 2004 360 hibernating for the winter, I began the effort right after the new year.

    I first searched on eBay for the cover/blank. Couldn't find so I moved to Aliexpress. Bingo. Cover only for $11 each, shipped. I first ordered one. On arrival 3 weeks later, I immediately ordered 3 more because I wanted the cavallino on both sides and to ultimately have 2 keys.

    Two weeks ago, I stopped by the locksmith to have one key (Fiat FT46) cut to test fit. $4, key included. After testing the cut key on the door and starting the car, I stopped by last week for another, and then gave the gal $5 for her to trim the key following the lines I marked.

    Rare Portland snowpocalypse, I took time this weekend to finish the project.

    I epoxied the key using JB Weld, then hot glued 2 nickels (2004). Too thick with two nickels so I removed one.

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  3. Raconteur

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  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Looks great.
     
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  5. wbt

    wbt Karting

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    You could fill the void with knead epoxy filler commonly used to repair metals. It's very thick and adds good weight once set

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  6. Flea7

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    I love it ...that looks great!
     
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