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Old 01-19-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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...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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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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Old 01-19-2006, 11:14 PM   #11
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Dont try to open it with a screw driver. It doesnt work
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:16 PM   #12
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Yeah, I thought about the needle nosed pliers later after looking at it again. But, again....even after he gets it open, he still has to replace the lock mechanism. Oh well, I guess that would be cheaper than hiring a locksmith. You are a smart man Charles. I still don't think your 200 pound frame will fit through that hole.
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Well, I KNOW it wont. Now if i go and get back into football shape, like i was a couple a years ago, i can, but i'd just be bending metal out of my way.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:23 PM   #14
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UHUH....Yeah, right. Now, where in hell is Lemur during all this discussion?
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:28 PM   #15
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MAybe i was exagarating the bending metal part. Who knows, it says he's online.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #16
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OK you skinny kids. Just hope the trunk isn't full of tools and replacement parts like mine.
thats exactly why im trying to get into my trunk, someone told me to slide up the back seat, and unscrew the panel, dont know if it works, but im going to try it in the morning, its not easy being 14, and loosing the keys to your car...
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #17
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yeah you can lift the back of the seat of and try to get in there...you might just use a long socket and extension and unbolt the actual lock from the trunk and be able to open it..then go get keys made they are like 3$ each :P
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After you suck up this life lesson, the Classic Mustangs had a really nifty option that I've often entertained but never pulled the trigger on. Remote trunk opener.

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After you suck up this life lesson, the Classic Mustangs had a really nifty option that I've often entertained but never pulled the trigger on. Remote trunk opener.

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Ive been debating, and that was my plan, to put in an electric opener, the damn keys got stolen, but i didnt have the door handles on yet, so i just pulled up on the rod, in the door, and got in, i just have all my parts in the trunk, except for the bumpers and trip, but still, my uncle has electric openers on his 49 chevy truck, and i figured i would get him to hook me up,
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #20
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I opened mine with a screw driver, don't know what problem dcohen ran into. It was a small screwdriver, stuck it in 1/4 inch, only a 1/8" wide blade. Popped right open.
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