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stinger
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From: mn
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posted 03-25-2003 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased a car from california and it was delivered too me in MN. I just went outside today too take the tires off too start restoration and the tires have those locking nuts on them. Well, needless too say, no tool too unlock them. Ive tried auto stores and they say they dont have anything too get them off. I tried a couple of tire places with no luck. What do I do?

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steve'66
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posted 03-25-2003 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last time I ran into that years ago, I welded an old socket to the lock and removed it. Grind the socket off and use it again for the next one.

Good luck,

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cobraii351
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posted 03-25-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351   Click Here to Email cobraii351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or find a 12 point socket that just fits over the lock and pound it on with a hammer. and turn it off by hand. Don't use an air gun it will break the socket loose from the lock.

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JoeD1860
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posted 03-25-2003 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD1860     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd call a tire shop and se what they say.

Joe

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Glens67
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posted 03-25-2003 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stinger
Just weld a nut on the lock get one large enough to weld on the inside diameter. A muffler shop should be able to help or a friend with a wire welder. Don't wast a socket.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-25-2003 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobraii351:
Or find a 12 point socket that just fits over the lock and pound it on with a hammer. and turn it off by hand. Don't use an air gun it will break the socket loose from the lock.

Works every time. Use a 1/2 breaker bar on the socket.

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Bloose
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posted 03-25-2003 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Works every time. Use a 1/2 breaker bar on the socket.



This is how I got mine off when I lost not just one, both 2 keys for the locks on my wheels. Mine were even designed to avoid this sort of thing.

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capri man
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posted 03-25-2003 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you might go to your local ford dealer and if they know and trust you, they can take the vin and order you new keys.

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