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'41 Glove box lock
#1386580 Mon Nov 30 2020 05:55 PM
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Is there a "easy" way to replace glove box lock when you don't have the key for the one in box door?

Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1386597 Mon Nov 30 2020 08:10 PM
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If it's not locked, the whole lock assembly should be removable from the door. On AD trucks, there's a "shell" over the back of the lock (in the dash above the door) with one screw holding that on.

Pic send to me by another Stovebolt Member (can't remember who blush)

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Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1386706 Tue Dec 01 2020 04:56 PM
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The lock is not in the door but in the dash. The catch for the lock is on the door. I had read that you need the key to remove the lock mechanism .

This is a 1941 AK.

Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1386730 Tue Dec 01 2020 07:28 PM
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If the lock is in the dash, then it's exactly like the one on my AD. The pic I posted indicates the lock is the same from 41-53.
You don't need the key to remove the lock from the dash, but would to remove the cylinder. Or a good lockpicker.
To remove the lock, you may have to remove the glovebox cardboard to get access to the screw I mentioned. Once you have that removed, it will be fairly easy.
The key should be the same as the key for the door. If you don't have one, you can still get the key code and get one made by a locksmith. Remove the door lock and look for a 4 digit code stamped on the lock mechanism. The lock should be held in place by a metal plate that slides in behind the door skin and behind the weatherstrip. Pull that out and the lock can be removed.
If you'd like, after you find the code, PM me with that and I may have a key that would fit.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1386770 Tue Dec 01 2020 11:17 PM
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Thanks- It will be about a week before I can get back to the truck . Sounds like it should be pretty straightforward .

Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1387384 Mon Dec 07 2020 06:09 AM
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Took out the glove box and inspected - no screw or cover just the lock mechanism . I checked for a nut holding the lock to the dash- nothing. I did read that you have to take the lock apart with a key. What do you do if you don't have the key?

Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1387388 Mon Dec 07 2020 08:14 AM
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The screw may be a clutch head. Attached is a picture of the back of a glove box lock. Once the screw comes out the shell comes off and the lock comes out the front.

Did you check the door lock for a code? It should be on the stem near the lock mechanism.

Otherwise, you'd need a locksmith to pick it for you. It should be a little easier to pick than a door lock as it only has 5 tumblers instead of 6 like the door lock and ignition switch cylinder.

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Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1387441 Mon Dec 07 2020 05:43 PM
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Thanks, I will take a better look or should I say feel.

Re: '41 Glove box lock
ronsway #1387445 Mon Dec 07 2020 05:53 PM
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Get out your inspection mirror so you can get a good look.


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Re: '41 Glove box lock
Justhorsenround #1387467 Mon Dec 07 2020 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
Get out your inspection mirror so you can get a good look.
A phone camera works pretty well for inspection in tight spots. Use the "selfie" camera in front so you can see where it's pointing.


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