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thinking of putting a power trunk release in but dont really want to see it.. has anyone done this and had good results appearance wise? would love to see pics on 62-67 cars (mine is a 67)
 

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Sorry no pics, but my buddy the put the button in the glove box, he used a unit from a 79 firebird.
 

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It seems to me I've seen some cable style electric trunk releases on some late model GM cars. They have the solenoid remotely mounted connected to a bicycle style brake cable that the end on this goes into the latch assembly to trip the release catch.
I think too Autoloc has a basic trunk release solenoid that is similiar to the ones I've seen factory installed with the remote solenoid.

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I talked to a guy at a the mini nats in cali and there was some trunk poper that was a direct bolt in with only 1 additional hole being drilled.
I forgot what it was, it will come to me.
 

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thinking of putting a power trunk release in but dont really want to see it.. has anyone done this and had good results appearance wise? would love to see pics on 62-67 cars (mine is a 67)

What ever route you go, get a safety line installed!!!
I have pop locks and had to mangle my back dash to get in after a failure!!!
 

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agreed, thats the only reason i didn't go power on mine, i wanted to shave the lock, but this situation could really put a damper on things getting into a car with no handles and electric poppers is a million times easier than getting into the trunk....but from your post it seems like you might keep the keyed lock but just have this in addition to it
 

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I have a trunk popper on my 65 and ran a light weight cable inside the reverse tail light housing. Just need to remove lens and your in.
 

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I used a power door lock. Could not make the cable type work. Could not find any for the early cars. I could get the cable to open it but could not get a spring to pull back the reset the lock. When I found a spring strong enough to pull it back it was to strong for the solenoid.
 

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Vacuum trunk release

Have you tried a factory Vacuum trunk release? They pop up on eBay now and then. I have one in my 67 SS and works everytime. You still can use your key to open if it does not work. I have mine in there since 98 and has never failed.




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I have the autoloc system, It has a few circuits that all work off the remote for doors and windows.. Doors are wired up, the trunk is next.

And good advice to have a stand by system to unlock it. I did that with the doors. I have a keyed lock under the rocker that when used the lock cylinder comes out of the housing and its attached to the cable that unlocks the door, all mechanical at that point. Ill do the same for the trunk. JR
 

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I have the autoloc system, It has a few circuits that all work off the remote for doors and windows.. Doors are wired up, the trunk is next.

And good advice to have a stand by system to unlock it. I did that with the doors. I have a keyed lock under the rocker that when used the lock cylinder comes out of the housing and its attached to the cable that unlocks the door, all mechanical at that point. Ill do the same for the trunk. JR
Got any pics?
 

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When I got my car the lock had been broken and tweaked so I welded in the hole and used an electric opener off a buick from the local junk yard. I went to the bike shop and bought a brake cable for a couple of bucks and routed it up next to the top of the back seat. Easy to get to and you really can't see it the only thing exposed is the small ball portion of the cable that normally fits into the hand lever of the bike brake.

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