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1969 311 keys

Post by Phisch » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:55 pm

So I took all of the matching locks off my parts car for my fixer roadster. The door locks, trunk lock and center console lock all have matching numbers and the ignition doesn't seem to be stamped but I hope the key is the same for the 1969 1600. The problem is, I don't have any keys. The stamps are 8700 series with no letter in front of them. Where can I get keys made? Can I just send in the 4 digit number and have keys made? Is this something a local shop is able to do? Is there a reasonable on-line store that can do this? As with the rest of you, I'm trying to save money so don't want to overpay for such a thing. I will likely have some parts to list from my parts car in the near future. Thanks in advance for any recommendations. I live in the Sacramento area.

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P.S. forgive me if this topic has been discussed ad-naseum, I'm new to the Datsun world.

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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by Solex68 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:01 pm

I need a second set of keys and was thinking of using this service:
http://keys4classics.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by spl310 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:19 pm

Unless I am mistaken, the 69 had a different key for the ignition. The 4 digit number is all you need to get your key cut. Any old school locksmith can cut the keys from the code.
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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by redroadster » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:43 pm

my 70 has a different key for ign. At the dealer there was a code book used to get another set of code numbers for the cutter

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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by Datsun 440 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:47 am

69 and 70 both have WASO ignition . It takes a DA 20 key blank, some Mazda's also use this blank.
69 door locks D79 That's a Taylor number.
70 door locks DA14 That's a Curtis number.
you should able to cross this to different bands of keys.
Hope this helps.
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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by Solex68 » Wed May 15, 2013 12:34 am

Datsun 440 wrote:69 and 70 both have WASO ignition . It takes a DA 20 key blank, some Mazda's also use this blank.
69 door locks D79 That's a Taylor number.
70 door locks DA14 That's a Curtis number.
you should able to cross this to different bands of keys.
Hope this helps.
Arnold
Might as well ask. Do you have the key specs for a 68 :wink:
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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by Datsun 440 » Wed May 15, 2013 9:26 am

Should be a Taylor D72
My early 68 SRL 01008 Solex takes a D72 for the ignition doors and trunk.
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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by sports imports » Wed May 15, 2013 10:22 am

I am afraid that Arnold is simplifying things a bit. Here is the page out of the parts book which breaks down changes from year to year. I do have a selection of keys but the Washington boys on april 20th, scooped up all my original Nissan blanks. There are many key blanks and they have a mutitude of profiles.

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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by Marcelona » Sat May 25, 2019 7:39 pm

Howdy. My 1969 Datsun 2000 door key has stamped 7824 L on it. Is that the series #?

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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by sports imports » Sun May 26, 2019 8:53 am

Check with Leigh Brooks. I sold him all my key cutting equipment. Goes by Shifty on this sight. leigh@leighbrooks.com
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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by justinmc89 » Fri May 31, 2019 9:12 am

Solex68 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:01 pm
I need a second set of keys and was thinking of using this service:
http://keys4classics.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I used keys4classics when I got my '69 that was delivered minus the keys... (had them when I made the deal!). I pulled the lock cylinder for the trunk and emailed him a photo of the # on the cylinder. It took a few weeks because everything is postal ground (from AU!) but they worked perfect when they arrived.
70 1600 to 2000

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Re: 1969 311 keys

Post by Gregs672000 » Fri May 31, 2019 9:57 am

Amazing the level of information this forum has. Thanks to all of you, vendors and members alike!
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