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    How do I open my trunk without a key

    Well I picked up a 68 XR7 sunroof car today and the car did not come with keys. Aside from weazeling into the trunk through the back seat, what's the best way to open the trunk. I just assume not destroy the lock but I'm open to all suggestions.

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    I don't know if this is the same thing on a 1968, but on my 73 I have a trunk latch switch in the glove box.

    Maybe you can see if you have it.

    Good luck.
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    One of our 69s came to us without a trunk key, and seeing as most of our previous cars came with good parts in the trunk, I wanted to get into it. On the 69, may be the same as 67/68, the glovebox lock is the same as the trunk lock. Took the glovebox lock out, and $8 later at a key shop I had a key to open the trunk. Hope this helps, again I'm not sure if the 68's had a glovebox key.
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    No trunk latches in the glove box on 68's. But good idea Jason on getting the glove box lock duplicated!!

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    Well... Long story made short... After losing the keys to my cat... I had a locksmith come over and in about a 1/3 an hour I had keys again with out destroying anything.... 'course it cost me $100 but was worth it to me cause I couldn't get in the doors or anything... My 67 and 68 do not have glove box locks. so I was stuck.

    Hmmmm I never DID find those keys either... Hmmmmm
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    get a key blank for the trunk, a vice grip and some small files. insert key blank into the lock and turn it with the vice grips. yeah it will be hard. pull the key out and look on it ( good eyes help here lol ) you should see some imprints on the key blank of the tumblers. you should be able to file out the pattern on the blank and make yourself your own key that way. ive seen it done several times with success. and Fords seem easy to do. sooooooooooooo, a Mustang shop should have a key blank for like $2, harbor freight for a cheap small file set for like $4 and id hope a car guy would have some vice grips lol. if you get good at it you can charge too
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    oh wait, ANOTHER Cougar? i first read this and thought you meant it was the G. jeez. lucky man lol. i know what you mean about the trunk treasures. my Galaxie has alot of wheel trims ( many NOS ) in the trunk. but no part numbers or packing slips on them so i have no clue what they are for. DOH!
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    1994 Mustang GT - 5.0/5spd. Filling the void for V8 lust.
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    Previous -
    1964 Marauder S-55 - Just a foster parent for this one
    1967 Std (Sharky) - 7F91A506859 (RIP)
    1968 Galaxie Fastback - SOLD - was 2 tons of fun
    1969 XR7 - 9F93M554526 - SOLD!
    1970 Standard parts car - 0F91H513744 (RIP)
    1972 Ford LTD CS - Swindled when i bought this one. (RIP)
    1972 Lincoln Mark IV - Sold!
    2004 Ranger XLT- Black. V6 5 spd. Totaled in a hit and run.

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    iD Ford trims fairly easy if you send me pix of both sides
    Last edited by Ray; February 16th, 2004 at 12:51 AM.

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    I had the same problem but I just did what you don't want to do and crawled through the trunk.

    Any competent locksmith can open the lock in a matter of minutes with this pistol grip tool that slowly bumps the tumblers up as a light turning pressure is applied, hence the tumblers lock into place as you turn the lock and the lock opens. Hmmm, reading that back it sounds kind of confusing but I've seen it done many times before and it works.

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    I went ahead and crawled throught the back seat. It was actually pretty easy. First I had to vacuum out 25 years of Rat turd and stuff to clear a way through. I just used a ratchet & extension and removed the (2) bolts holding in the latch and poof, opened it right up. Thanks for all of your help.

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