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    I have a very good petrol cap [getting rare now ] but it doesnt have a key.
    I would hate to bin/trash it so was wondering if anyone has any ideas/tips ?

    By the way...it is on a restoration car i am doing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr20516v View Post
    I have a very good petrol cap [getting rare now ] but it doesnt have a key.
    I would hate to bin/trash it so was wondering if anyone has any ideas/tips ?

    By the way...it is on a restoration car i am doing up.
    Take it to lock smith with your ignition key and they should be able to key it alike probably cost you $35.00.

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    As mentioned... i dont have a key for it thus i cant remove it from the car :{
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    Then get a locksmith out to break into it?

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    Doh!!
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    Is it possible to remove the filler neck with the cap installed ,,then take it to old mate to get a key cut , if its on a resto you are going to have to remove it one way or another ,dont cherish having to drill the lock out with the tank full of gas it may come out in a rush , not to mention singed eye brows ,douse the neck come out from the top or bottom and are the mounting screws accessible with the cap on pugs

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    Then get a locksmith out to break into it?
    Yep, thought about that....... it will be the way to go if nothing else comes up....

    .Pugwash....thx for the "think outside of the square" idea....exactly what i was referring to in my initial post ... i will give it a try !!
    A sensible answer sure beats "doh"
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    Hi,

    Ahem, given its your own vehicle I'd suggest you have a crack at picking the lock... You may be disturbed by how easy it can done! The jiggle technique is crude but you could use either a similar petrol cap key (you should be able to see if it's single / double sided key) or a Bobby pin with a second thin flat blade bent at right angles (or thin, small flat blade - don't have to bend) to apply a light twist to the lock barrel. Jiggle the Bobby pin against the lock pins with the aim of having them catch in the release position due to the twist applied. It's all about feel.

    Or get a mobile lock smith to do it for you :-)

    Disclaimer: I do not condone this on anything other that your own belongings/locks and it's at your own risk! Google is your friend...

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    Hmm, okay but I wonder how he knows how to do this?

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    Thanks for the reply blahblah.
    Yep, have tried all those tricks before posting and tried the stash of PUG keys i have accumulated after owning some 24 of the little buggers.
    Just thought there may be some odd thing i havent thought of but it appears not so.
    Unfortunately may have to go to the last resort....the dreaded mobile locksmith:{
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    Ah well worth a shot - if you weren't over the other side of the country I'd volunteer :-). At least you'll get some keys for it with locksmith.

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