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This egg is a twofer. It’s on how to unlock an OLD car without a key; and, upon doing so, how to get into the trunk without the keys (all while risking no damage on the car.) This is my second egg, and I have divided it into two paragraphs. The first paragraph explains how I came upon what will be imparted in paragraph two (since my last egg was widely accused of being c/p, I am going to defend this ones credibility prior to similar accusation.) SO, if you don’t give a #%!@ about how I know this, then skip paragraph one and go straight to paragraph two.
Apologies for length. I will try to omit unnecessary details.
Less than a month ago, I was out with my friend. It was probably 3:00AM-4:00AM. My friend and I had been going through neighborhoods and creeping garages that were left open. It was our third garage, and we had already scored some power tools (prob. $2,000 bucks retail and $200 bucks shy locked,) a telescope, an iPod, and $20 bucks out of a purse (we went into a house too.) The vehicle we were driving was my 1965 Mustang. We had probably committed several felonies, and if we got caught, we would have been #%!@ed. This last garage had a 1969 Camaro in it, and the tools that the home owner must’ve used on the car were everywhere. I could sell these for $800 bucks. So we do our thing, we take all the shit and put it next to a bush beside their house. At this point, we would usually run the items one by one to our car (parked close to a way out of the neighborhood,) so as not to have the model or tag noted in case of a pinch, but this is a lot of stuff. My partner convinces me that we’ll be in and out no problem, so I go back, and I park the car along the curb of the next door neighbor’s house. I get my trunk open and we start taking trips and creeping everything to my car. The next door neighbor comes out, and gets in his truck. We hid behind the bush on the side of the house, I was frozen! If he saw my car in front of his house, what’s he gonna think!? Luckily the guy was so tired that he just started up his truck and drove to wherever and didn’t notice my car in front of his house (he drove right past us.) So we load the rest of the loot in the trunk. BUT! On the last transfer, I had the keys in my hand, ready to #%!@ing go, and I threw the keys in the trunk along with everything in my hands. My friend closes the trunk without realizing I just threw the keys in with the stuff, and says let’s go. My car is locked, and now my #%!@ing keys are locked in the trunk. Not only am I locked out of my car, I am locked out of the trunk without the keys (since old cars don't have a trunk unlock button in the carriage of the vehicle.) My friend and I have about 2 hours before some people start waking up and noticing that A)They have been robbed, and B)There are two strangers wearing all black who are locked out of their car. I am in a bad situation because I don’t have a slimjim, and I have never used one before anyways. What did I do? I improvised.
Old cars like the 1965 Ford Mustang have a small window that operates differently than the main, hand-cranked, side window. These windows were used for mounting the speakers they gave you at a drive-in movie around the time the car was produced (OR SO I AM TOLD.) These windows operate on a small hinge, and they are locked by a little metal handle. It’s hard to explain without pictures so I have produced some:
This is the window, notice the locking mechanism.
If you unlock this window, you can reach through it from the outside, and pull the door handle (keep in mind classic cars don’t have alarms,) effectively allowing entrance to the vehicle. But how do you unlock the window?
First you need to get a thin, rigid, yet pliable, piece of metal. In the event that I described in the first paragraph, I used a lockpick I had (made from a street sweeper bristle.) If you ever get in the same MacGuiver-wanted situation as I was, and you don’t have a thin piece of metal, use the strip of metal from the window-wiper blade of a modern vehicle. In the pictures I am placing in this egg, rather than using an impromptu, non-ideal tool for operation, I will demonstrate how to use a pick to open the window. This pick can be purchased in a set of 4 at most any Wal-Mart store (hardware department, tool aisle.)
These pictures are of the lock on the driver's side window, so don't let it confuse you. I just took these to show you how the window locks and unlocks.
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ALL OF THESE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN FROM THE INSIDE OF THE CAR, TO GIVE YOU A BETTER VIEW OF WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.
Now take the piece of metal and put it in the corner of the window that is closest to the rear of the car. Put the metal up into the corner just to see that you can get it in there. Note the space you put it in, that is the only place the metal will fit through.
Now bend the metal into an L shape and put it back in the corner of the window. It’s hard to see, but look in the picture above and you’ll see the pick right below the lock. Turn the pick and work back the lock.
Open the window, reach in, and pull the door handle. Now you have unlocked the car without damaging the vehicle in any way WHATSOEVER. Now if you are a car thief, hotwire that pony and you’re made. But if locked your keys in the trunk, and you own it, you aren't gonna want to hotwire it and damage the dignity (JK) of the vehicle. So, you need to get that trunk open. My car, being as old as it is, needs a key to unlock the trunk. Now with the fact being that I had those keys in the trunk, I was in a bad situation, because I don’t know how to hotwire a car, and I wouldn't want to try it on my own car anyways (especially since I’d probably #%!@ things up even more for myself)
SO what I did was, I lifted the backrest of the backseat of my car up and pulled it out of the car. I then unscrewed the bolts that held a board down (with a screwdriver from the garage we were at) and, viola! I now had access to the trunk. I got the keys, put the seat back in the car, and screwed everything back after driving to a safe location.
P.S. I don’t rate my own eggs.