Emergency key ?

Fatbloke-Dim

Regular user
May have been covered previously , but....here goes again ! I have 2 fobs for the car , as is usual , but only 1 has the emergency/manual key with it , which may or may not be usual . I figured it would be better to get a duplicate key cut , and as it appears to be just a regular car-key type of thing , the local Timpson's could knock one out whilst I did my shopping. How wrong can ya be , eh ? The blank wasn't available , their supplier couldn't oblige , especially as ' it's an American/import' . Has anyone else managed to get one made ? Or know who could supply a blank one ? Hopefully the local key cutters might be able to duplicate it on their machine if the correct blank is available. If it helps , I'm in Manchester , so if anyone has any leads , I'd pleased to hear . There is a local locksmith who can do some of the more unusual stuff , but not had a chance to try 'em yet , but I suspect the issue of a non-standard blank may arise again .
 

C6NL

CCCUK Member
I ordered 5 blanks from the US, the ones without the plastic bit so it will fit in my wallet, our local locksmith cut them for me for €20.
 

Fatbloke-Dim

Regular user
Yesterday , I ventured out of the bunker to shop , and as the supermarket is about a quarter mile from the best locksmith specialist , I paid 'em a call . Predictably , the blank required stumped them. The fellow I spoke to went thru' various catalogues, and said he was pretty sure what the required blank was , but nobody stocks it in this country. So , looks like it's off to the Land of The Donald , then . Will check Rock Auto first , as their shipping is very quick. Got a door window switch from them yesterday , took 8 days from order, but a couple pf years ago , I had a set of 4 calipers from them for my C4. Ordered late Sunday afternoon, had 'em in my sweaty mitts by Wednesday morning, all duty , VAT etc. paid up front . I have outstsanding orders coming from Corvette Central , via U.S. postal service , and still waiting 6 weeks later. Tracking shows it left Chicago 6 weeks ago , but not arrived in U.K. yet ! Slow boat ? Brexit issues? Pandemic ? Phase of moon ? At least it's not coming from Eckler's - then I'd get anything except what I ordered !
 
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