Replacement Ford car keys.

Not much going on here at the moment. Most people are already locked down at home, they’re not losing car keys or locking themselves out.

Here are some pictures of the replacement of keys for a ’93 Ford barn find. It is possible to make a key without having to strip the lock but I wanted to clean inside the lock as the grease was like treacle.

Ford Tibbe stripped
Lock picked and removed from the steering column. Tibbe lock now stripped for cleaning.
Cutting Ford Tibbe key
Ford Tibbe key being cut. 6 cuts per face, 4 different depths. 24 separate cuts. (A Jaguar Tibbe would have 8 cuts with 3 depths).
Ford Tibbe ignition barrel
New key cut, ready for re-installation into the steering column.