: Awesome Key Chain, I Think. =]



brandondeleo
06-26-11, 08:10 AM
Just bought it on eBay and thought I would share. :D
http://s.ecrater.com/stores/149887/4b78cb4a0d4f6_149887n.jpg

DouglasJRizzo
06-26-11, 08:14 AM
nice touch!

brandondeleo
06-26-11, 09:33 AM
My Central Washington University key chain broke... =[

Stingroo
06-26-11, 09:44 AM
You should get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/LARGE-Cadillac-Seat-Belt-Buckle-KEY-CHAIN-Fob-Ring-NEW-/370520109872?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5644b83330

I have a Chevy one. I love it, I never lose my keys anymore. :lol: You can slide it around your belt, then press the seatbelt button to release the keys from it, and put them back and they're safe and sound. Plus it won't rip belt loops like a carabiner. Win win.

brandondeleo
06-26-11, 09:47 AM
Holy crap! Biggest key chain I have ever seen... Lol. That is pretty awesome. There is so much win in this thread I am starting to feel like Charlie Sheen.

Stingroo
06-26-11, 09:52 AM
Yeah it's kinda big, but it's awesome. Here's mine:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5427/033111070001.jpg
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6625/033111071301.jpg

billc83
06-26-11, 09:54 AM
I have both an Allante keychain like the OP and a Cadillac keychain like Stingroo. I love the seatbelt keychain, despite the fact I never really use the belt attachment (don't like the keys jingling around).

Stingroo
06-26-11, 09:55 AM
I like it because I'm constantly reaching into my pockets at work, so I don't have to keep the keys there anymore. I always go in my pocket to pull out a coupon, or give someone a thank you card, or to write down sales and such.

Convenient. :)

Rodya234
06-26-11, 10:03 AM
I could make some of those seat belt key chains if I wanted, I have like 6 of those buckles lying around.

I like my key chains boring and normal. This is the one I'm getting for the STS:
http://www.autoprideconcepts.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/B_KC2006C.jpg


Edit: I have that same deVille ring that you just bought :cool2:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-26-11, 10:19 AM
I have one like the deville ring the OP pictured, except mine says "Mark IV"...for the Lincoln. It sits in my room, awaiting the keys for a Mark IV.

My normal key ring is a detachable valet-style model with the Cadillac name and crest in it, and I picked it up at a local Cadillac dealer last summer.

Playdrv4me
06-28-11, 12:44 AM
Yea, yea... I know. But it makes my constant key swapping so much easier.

Jesda
06-28-11, 12:45 AM
I have an "I LOVE JDM" keychain for the Saab.

Makes no sense, since Sweden is quite far from Japan.

Playdrv4me
06-28-11, 01:03 AM
Just realized the iron-knee of the Apple keychain resting on the Windows laptop. I'm not *completely* up Jobs' ass.

ga_etc
06-28-11, 01:04 AM
Your Saab keyring that left STL with me is laying on top of my tv in my room. The pin in it broke one day in my pocket so I put it up as not to lose it. Although I guess now it's just kind of a pendant, since the ring it was on went back to STL with Ian...

ga_etc
06-28-11, 01:05 AM
Just realized the iron-knee of the Apple keychain resting on the Windows laptop. I'm not *completely* up Jobs' ass.
Just as far as you can get from a safe distance.

gdwriter
06-28-11, 01:10 AM
Ordinarily, I don't do bling, but when I saw it at the auto parts store, I had to have it:

http://gdwriter.com/IMG_2117.jpg

Although I have a key for Betty on my regular keychain, I usually use this one when I drive her. I got a set of period-correct reproduction GM key blanks and had them cut:

http://gdwriter.com/IMG_2119.jpg

Back in 2000, a good friend did 90% of the work pulling Betty's engine so it could be rebuilt (I handed him wrenches, held things in place and cleaned parts for the most part). With the engine out, George cleaned up and painted the engine bay. And when he pulled out the battery tray, he found underneath it a corroded Hide-A-Key. Inside was a rare gem: a key stamped by the original selling dealership back in 1964:

http://gdwriter.com/IMG_2120.jpg

http://gdwriter.com/IMG_2124.jpg

Needless to say, I don't use that key on a regular basis. But it's so cool to have.

maeng9981
06-28-11, 07:49 AM
I bought one that 'roo suggested. Couldn't resist after seeing that only 2 of those are left hahahaha

Rodya234
06-28-11, 08:32 AM
Damn, I really should make some of those, if they're selling for $10 a piece. I could use a quick $60 bucks! :lol: Plus the buckles are still attached to the '92 deVille seats I made into a couch, and they make the seat uncomfortable :histeric:

MacMuse
06-28-11, 12:14 PM
Oh how quaint, you're still using an actual key with your car?

I have never used the key that came with car, other than to make sure at the dealer that it actually fit in and turned the lock. Ha, at this point I can't even say where the keyholes are on the car, door? trunk?, completely forgot.

The car detects the fob at a distance of about 5 feet from either front door, all 4 doors unlock when I pull the door handle, push button start (not even a key start option), all doors re-lock 5 seconds after I exit the car (with fob) or when put into gear.

gary88
06-28-11, 12:23 PM
I prefer the minimalist approach.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/2fba55cc.jpg

Aron9000
06-28-11, 01:25 PM
Gary, did Betty come with two keys like all the other old GM cars?

gdwriter
06-28-11, 06:42 PM
Gary, did Betty come with two keys like all the other old GM cars?No, just the one. I think the GM system of square key for the ignition and round key for doors and trunk started when the ignition was moved to the steering column in 1969. Never understood why one car needed two different keys.

orconn
06-28-11, 07:27 PM
No, just the one. I think the GM system of square key for the ignition and round key for doors and trunk started when the ignition was moved to the steering column in 1969. Never understood why one car needed two different keys.

The reason for the two keys was the ignition key started the car and opened the front doors, the round key was for the glove compartment and the trunk lock. When you left your ignition key the valet parking attendant, you kept your round key so that he didn't have access to your trunk or glove box. Depending on the state your car registration could also be locked in the glove compartment, supposedly preventing the attendant from passing along your home address to burglars who might pay your house a call while your car was tied up at valet parking. Many of us "urban"dwellers kept the second, round key on a different key ring with our house keys for the same reason.

Stingroo
06-28-11, 09:14 PM
I've been around ye olde GM dual keys for so long, I was baffled the first time I saw a car that DIDN'T have separate keys....

Playdrv4me
06-28-11, 11:21 PM
I prefer the minimalist approach.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/2fba55cc.jpg

Our LS430 had this, (as does MacMuse's STS above your post) and while I know we've discussed it ad nauseum in a previous post, I find it really nice to not even have to dig the key out of my pocket as I go about my daily activities. However, I'd never keep a key all by itself like that, I'd INSTANTLY lose ANYTHING that wasn't ON my keychain. Personally, I found Merc's Gen 1 Keyless Go system with the credit card transponder the best. Because I never leave my wallet behind.

Also, I noticed that MBP your using is a few generations old. Is there something in particular you like about those? I find the silver keys with backlighting on those FAR better than the black chiclet keys on the newer ones.

brandondeleo
06-29-11, 05:47 AM
I've been around ye olde GM dual keys for so long, I was baffled the first time I saw a car that DIDN'T have separate keys.... I was so thrown off when I discovered that my Caddy had two different keys. When I bought it, the guy handed them to me and I said "Hey dude, you left one of your keys on here" and he laughed at me. Lol.

Rodya234
06-29-11, 06:31 AM
^ That's weird, I was surprised to find that my Seville only had one! Both my '91 and '93 deVilles had two, and the set for my '91 was gold plated :D

brandondeleo
06-29-11, 06:41 AM
I like the idea of the keyless unit, as per the BMW above.

Jesda
06-29-11, 10:50 AM
I liked how BMW used to combine the fob into the key head. Lexus did it too, but BMW made it look stealthy by integrating the buttons into the design of the key.

http://bmw-sport.net/linkedimages/key1.jpg

You push the roundel to lock.

gary88
06-29-11, 12:48 PM
Also, I noticed that MBP your using is a few generations old. Is there something in particular you like about those? I find the silver keys with backlighting on those FAR better than the black chiclet keys on the newer ones.

Yeah I love the keys on this compared to the new ones, these still have a slight contour to them and have a nicer, softer action to them. Although when I'm not on the go I have it hooked up to an external monitor with a wireless keyboard and wireless trackpad.

Also it has been running like a champ for almost three years now so no need to upgrade yet :D

Jesda
06-29-11, 05:15 PM
This thread is now about keyboards.

gary88
06-29-11, 05:20 PM
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chatsworth
06-29-11, 07:12 PM
Ahh, the obligatory keyboard cat.

johnny kannapo
06-30-11, 01:04 AM
http://kennesawcutlery.com/ProductImages/250/A35-GSKCB100.jpg

brandondeleo
06-30-11, 02:17 AM
Yeah, I do like the remote and key being one unit. Both of our Dodges are like that.

Playdrv4me
06-30-11, 02:22 AM
http://kennesawcutlery.com/ProductImages/250/A35-GSKCB100.jpg

This!

maeng9981
06-30-11, 02:49 PM
^ That's weird, I was surprised to find that my Seville only had one! Both my '91 and '93 deVilles had two, and the set for my '91 was gold plated :D

It was the transition from PASS-KEY II to PASS-KEY III (PK3). 98 Seville first got the PK3, next the 2000 Deville, and future models. Eldorados and the early model Escalades never got the PK3.

The gold keys surely grab attention from others!

maeng9981
07-05-11, 08:34 PM
It arrived today. Me likey.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5919/sam0195x.jpg
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1500/sam0198s.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7691/sam0199x.jpg

ryannel2003
07-05-11, 08:43 PM
I ordered the same keychain as the OP, but it instead says Seville. I figure at $5 it wasn't too bad to splurge on the ol girl since she's been around for 3 years without too many problems... or something.

Stingroo
07-05-11, 09:59 PM
Oh, you got the miniature one.

That's not as small as I thought it would be. Not bad.

orconn
07-05-11, 11:13 PM
Do you wear suspenders to keep your pants from falling down with all that weight?

maeng9981
07-06-11, 02:30 AM
Oh, you got the miniature one.

That's not as small as I thought it would be. Not bad.

It was the exact size I wanted :)

408essj
07-06-11, 10:37 AM
It arrived today. Me likey.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5919/sam0195x.jpg
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1500/sam0198s.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7691/sam0199x.jpg

Very awesome! Link?

Rodya234
07-06-11, 11:12 AM
^ There's one in the 2nd post in this thread I think

408essj
07-06-11, 11:35 AM
^ There's one in the 2nd post in this thread I think
Thnx, found it; bought it and now anxiously waiting..

brandondeleo
07-06-11, 02:36 PM
I love how a post about a keychain turned into 3 pages of posts. Lol.

Stingroo
07-06-11, 06:29 PM
Make that four pages.
















































Awwwwww yeah.

maeng9981
07-07-11, 04:10 AM
Make that four pages.

The oil war, tires, accessories, Northstar rebuild - guaranteed long threads in Cadillacforums.com

The-Dullahan
07-08-11, 12:07 PM
I prefer these. Never lose your keys again, gauranteed

http://cgi.ebay.com/real-human-skull-medical-use-only-ONE-DAY-AUCTION-/180692978130?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a122409d2