1965 NYer opening glove box lock without key.....

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. emmd61

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    Hi. I have a 65 NYer wagon with locked glove box without key. I have a new lock/key coming off eBay. I was tempted to break the glove box liner from underneath but then have to replace it and they are about $70. Can you drill out the glove box lock? Pick it? Any suggestions appreciated.

    Arthur.....Raleigh, NC
     
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    Those locks are really easy to pick. Lockpick kits are cheap on the 'web, and a few instructional Utoob vids will solve your problem.

    I taught myself lockpick techniques to get into an old Snap-on tool box that also has super simple lock assemblies similar to a glove box door. It can't be done with just a paper clip...the lock barrel also has to have some very light rotation to lock the pins in the tumbler into the "open" position as you jiggle the pins with a shaped paper clip, etc. Again, vids will make it all clear.

    It's more fun to learn this skill than it is to cut thru your liner or drill the lock!
     
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    Or pay a pop-a-lock guy to do it....it'll take him about 30 seconds.