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Old 01-20-2006, 05:23 PM
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new project basic question

well today my new project was deliverd to my house its a 1971 buick skylark it has a 455 buick motor no tranny from what ive seen thats all its missing.well already got a problem the tow truck guy locked the doors to haul it and i dont have a darn key one to even get in i tried clothes hanger but the lock knobs are missing im not about to break a glass its all perfect glass and factory.any ideas would be helpful ty

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Old 01-20-2006, 05:31 PM
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No keys

Call a locksmith, hell get it open and thats better than breaking a window.
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call a taxi, they unlock cars
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Make a Skinny

Get some thin sheet metal about 2' x 3" and cut a small hook in the end of it about 1" wide on a 45 degree angle. Slide her down by the lock mechanism and with a little effort you should be able to pop her up and unlock the door. I've had one in my garage for years and she has helped me unlock a few cars I have locked my keys in. Good luck
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On the same note...

See if any of the factorys near you still use metal banding for shipping,they'll probably let you have some used stuff for free....then go with Spud's idea
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I locked my keys in a 88 ford ranger in 1990 on a job site and a guy on the job put a notch like this -> ----------\__/------


in a hack saw blade, and unlocked my doors, I thought he was krazy, but it worked. he could not get drivers door, but got passengers door




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Continuing the sheet metal idea...

Go down to your local Home Depot and head to the lumber department. A lot of lumber is shipped with metal banding that works really well for this. I've done it myself quite a few times. They throw all this away so just look for a trash can or shopping cart full of the stuff, and ask an employee to cut a piece off for you.

Also, nearby in the building materials department, the big rolls of remesh come to the store banded in similar banding, but this stuff is twice as wide and more rigid. It works better, but it's also harder to find.
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