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Posted: 9/6/2005 10:34:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 10:34:37 AM EDT by Langadune]
I recently aquired a used Delta truck box. I won't be keeping anything of great value in it, but I would like to keep it locked. However, the owner had lost the keys a long time ago (and never locked it anyways).

It is possible (or realistic) to get new keys made or should I just get padlock and add latches on the outside?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:37:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 10:38:21 AM EDT by EPOCH96]
Don't go cheap on your locks, I learned the hard way

Thought I would save a few $$$ and buy a cheaper tool box. A few months later some great citizen used what appeared to be a large flat screw driver and big hammer to "punch out" the lock and pry open the lid... Not sure if the more expensive box could have handled the same damage, but guess I will never know

EPOCH
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:38:26 AM EDT
You may be able to replace the lock entirely. A locksmith can make new keys for the existing lock, but may cost more than you're willing to spend. Look through a McMaster-Carr catalog to find a lock that matches the one you have, or call Delta and see if you can buy a lock from them.

Don't put the padlock on there. Having previously driven a truck that was thusly ghetto-rigged, it's really sucky.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:38:39 AM EDT
That might be your easiest solution. Take a look at the lock from the inside, can it be taken off? Maybe you could remove it and drop it off at a lock smith to be rekeyed.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:40:27 AM EDT
I hadn't thought of simply replacing the lock. I think I'll look into doing that.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:49:38 AM EDT
Have you tried these?

www.deltastorage.com/index.html

customer.service@danahertool.com

1-800-643-0084 (tel)
1-870 935-4994 (fax)

Delta Consolidated Industries Inc
11011 Mc Cormick Rd.
Suite 150
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:53:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DefMan:
Have you tried these?

www.deltastorage.com/index.html

customer.service@danahertool.com

1-800-643-0084 (tel)
1-870 935-4994 (fax)

Delta Consolidated Industries Inc
11011 Mc Cormick Rd.
Suite 150
Hunt Valley, MD 21031



I've been to the website, but haven't found what I'm looking for. I may have to try customer service.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:56:51 AM EDT

That might be your easiest solution. Take a look at the lock from the inside, can it be taken off? Maybe you could remove it and drop it off at a lock smith to be rekeyed.


+1 I have done this before. Will cost a few bucks but worth it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:03:13 AM EDT
I have a Weatherguard box, which is supposed to have pretty decent built-in locks. If I have to leave the truck someplace overnight, though, I wrap a heavy braided steel cable around the entire box, several times, then padlock the cable to a hardened eyebolt in the bed. This won't stop a dedicated thief (nothing will), but it will slow them down. This also prevents someone from making off with the whole box, via merely cutting the bolts that fasten the box to the bed with a cordless Sawzall.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:15:52 AM EDT
I know these things aren't impregnable, but I would like to atleast slow down the casual thief. I wasn't crazy about having to go the padlock route. I think I'll check and see how difficult it will be to remove the mechanism and take it to someone. If that doesn't work the way I'd like, I'll probably call Delta customer service.
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