The next bit of stupidity was the locks.

These old FedEx trucks had these high security locks that cost a fortune to replace.
I did not get the keys, because HE did not get keys, because FedEx won’t give them out.
Whatever…

PoCo InspiredLocksmith 1 –   oooo  I’ve never seen one of those – what is off of?

Locksmith 2 –   aaaa  –  you don’t want to have to buy new locks son
Those are a fortune,  where is this from?
But we can re-key them for you
That would be $75 per lock to re-key
Plus $16 per key
And I have to do all the work for removal and install
So $198 plus 13% taxes  $224.00
For 2 locks and 3 keys…. nice

Locksmith 3 –   mmmmm  –  nope – our key doesn’t fit. What’s it from?
We are authorized dealers.  Only dealers can work one these.
Nope, these can’t be re-keyed because we can’t touch other ones.
Only licenced for their own stuff.  bla bla bla
* BUT * it’s just a simple 1 1/4 inch mortise lock. Dime a dozen.
Great I’ll take 2.  Ohh… sorry we only have 1 1/2 inch.
So you will have to get/make a spacer.
Then you might have to modify the tail a little.
No prob,  I’ll take 2.
Sorry… we only take cash.   WTF???

Now armed with the knowledge that it is a standard mortise lock….

Locksmith 4 –   NOpe noPE NOPE  Can’t touch those!!  What’s it from??
Seroiusly?? Who the F cares where its from????
                       Just give me a standard mortise lock of that size…
NOpe noPE NOPE  Can’t help you … good by.

Off to Home Depot.

We don’t need no steenking high security locks.

They don’t carry a mortise lock at all here.  Shoulda tried Rona.
But they DO carry a a standard cam lock that is 1 1/4 inches long….  $8
And if I have to mod it anyway, it’s worth a shot.
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Bought 2, got 4 keys altogether and they are keyed alike.
Time to start the mod.

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Same length, different diameter.
But it came with that flange that fit the door insert.

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Perfect fit

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This is why god made welders

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Tack tack tack…. grind it smooth a bit

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Nice fit

A little anti rust galvanizing paint

PoCo InspiredNow we need a flange for the inside of the door
Scrap metal and a hole saw work great

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Good enuff

Let’s put it together

Inside view

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Outside view

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A little mod with the dremel to make the existing tail piece work with the new locks.

PoCo InspiredAnd Vi Ola – we is done!

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