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i got a 67 impala and no trunk key, i got the back seats out and i can see into trunk but cant see a way to take out the lock. is there a emergancy release or something? or how do i get it open?
 
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ok you will need a flash lite crawl in there and you will need a pair of good pliers there should be ether a clip or a nut on the back of the key tumbler if it is a clip take the pliers and pull it off it should fall out and you will be able to see the latch now if it is a nut looosen it up till it falls out
 
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Try a lock pick or take off the main part of the lock so that it doesn't need a key like pattern to get in so that you can just use a screwdriver or if you just have a smaller flat head then you can probably just use it in there just as you would use a key.
 

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If you can get into the trunk form the back seat great, if you cannot make to to the aft end by the truck lock then you will have to drill out the current lock and install a new one.
If you can get to the lock from in side the truck then using a stiff skinny flat blade screw driver slide the c-clip off of the back of the key lock cylinder, it will be against the metal of the trunk lid.
You can try to remove the 3 bolt on the plate that the lock grabs but I doubt you can get to them with the lid closed.

You will most likely have to replace the trunk lock cylinder.
 

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i got a 67 impala and no trunk key, i got the back seats out and i can see into trunk but cant see a way to take out the lock. is there a emergancy release or something? or how do i get it open?
Impractical to crawl in from back seat as metal braces in way. One can, from back seat, remove 3 trunk latch retaining screws. 3/8" socket & 5-foot(!) wrench. Reach to latch & remove screws:
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I've also used a set of vice grips clamped to a broom handle and carefully placed it on the flat metal which turns the lock mechanism a time or two. It takes some patience, but can be done.
 
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