M1031 Cabinet locks

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captianworkbench

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Hey guys, I am looking into getting a bunch of locks for the cabinets on my M1031. I was just looking for suggestions on what you all use that works out well. Personally, I figure that the padlocks will only keep the honest people out. I mean, the cabinets themselves are made of aluminum and don't exactly have the strength of fort knox. If someone really wanted to get in it wouldn't be too hard. Thoughts???

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I just use a set of keyed alike master locks , the catch cables I got fro McMaster Carr ., kinda secure , i understand , could always run a steel bar front tp back on the outside with it hinged front and back like we used to on the utility bodies
 

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My contact maintenance truck has the older style (M887) box on it and I have a horizontal steel pipe on each side preventing the cabinets from being opened. Each is secured with a padlock.....to keep the honest folks out.
If someone wants in, you're not going to stop them.

I have new USGI Masterlock padlocks in the classifieds.
 

captianworkbench

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319, do you happen to know if those locks are re-keyable? It looks like I would have to buy two sets to cover the 10 that are needed for all the cabinets. It would be great if I could make them all the same. The price is definitely right!

-Albert
 

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319, do you happen to know if those locks are re-keyable? It looks like I would have to buy two sets to cover the 10 that are needed for all the cabinets. It would be great if I could make them all the same. The price is definitely right!

-Albert
The padlocks are not re-keyable, however I can provide two or more sets with the same key number.
 

captianworkbench

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319, thanks for the info on the padlocks. Expect a PM from me in the near future.

ixpacman, thanks for the lock cylinder reference, and more importantly, the link to realtrucks. Looks to be a good source to bookmark.

-Albert
 

Trailboss

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I got tired of having a drawer full of unknown lock keys, carrying huge key rings on my belt, and when in the barn wanting to open a lock and not having the right key. I replaced all the padlocks on gates, cabinets, tool boxes, chains, sheds, M1031 doors, trailers, etc. with Master Lock resettable combination locks with the same (i.e. - 1,7,9,4) combination. You can get them for around $12-14.

Master Lock combinaiton lock - hardened shackles
Master Lock combination lock - I use these outside for years
 
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