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Old 01-19-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default How to open a locked trunk?

...without the key, of course. My 1965 is missing the key to the trunk. Is there any way to release the latch from inside the trunk? Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:02 PM   #2
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unscrew gastank from underneath, push up, reach in, unlatch?
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:09 PM   #3
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unscrew gastank from underneath, push up, reach in, unlatch?
Except the gas tank on a 65 unbolts from inside the trunk. [&o] Just call a locksmith.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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Default RE: How to open a locked trunk?

Sqeeze through from the rear seat, with a pair of pliers and a flashlight. Then find the arm that connects the lock, and the actuator and turn it.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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Sqeeze through from the rear seat, with a pair of pliers and a flashlight. Then find the arm that connects the lock, and the actuator and turn it.
I can just imagine your skinny butt crawling through there.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:28 PM   #6
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Charles has the best idea!

yeah i could fit rather easily
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #7
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OK you skinny kids. Just hope the trunk isn't full of tools and replacement parts like mine.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:35 PM   #8
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Glen i think i've said this a long time ago, but im no where near skinny. Im 5 foot 11 inches, and 236 lbs. Football tackle.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:55 PM   #9
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OK, let's assume you can get through the hole from the back seat. And, let's assume there isn't some heavy stuff in the way that won't fit through that hole so you can get a clear access to the lock mechanism. Now, once you get there with your trusty flashlight, you will be faced with this. The only possible way to get the lock to turn loose will be to take the two bolts out using a 1/2" socket. But, will that do it? Even if it did, and you managed to get the lock to turn loose, you still either have to have a locksmith make you a new key, or replace the mechanism with a new key. Why not save all that back breaking and frustrating experience, and just have a locksmith do the job from the get-go?
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:08 PM   #10
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needle nose pliers, reach in, and turn that little square in that hole. Bingo. Yeah, i was just saying, he asked how to get it open and i told him. Well, at least my impala works like that.
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