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How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« on: March 02, 2021, 10:11:55 AM »
A neighbor just bought a 1976 Mustang-II from the original owner. Built in Mexico and only brought to the U.S. recently. 302-V8, a/c, auto with console, factory aluminum wheels and less than 50K miles. Very nice condition. The only problem is that the owner couldn't find the key to the hatchback.

Does anyone know how to get the hatchback open without the key? Or is there a way to get a key (or maybe a locksmith key code) from Ford?

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Steve

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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 10:24:06 AM »
A good locksmith can make a key. I had a 92 escort one time for my teenage daughter and she lost the key.  It was amazing how the locksmith used the tumblers on the door lock, a blank Ford key and a pair of vise grips to make the key!!

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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 11:53:52 AM »
Can one crawl into the back and remove the panel and unbolt the lock form the inside?
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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 11:58:57 AM »
A good locksmith can make a key. I had a 92 escort one time for my teenage daughter and she lost the key.  It was amazing how the locksmith used the tumblers on the door lock, a blank Ford key and a pair of vise grips to make the key!!

I relayed your info to my friend and he now has a locksmith scheduled to come out tomorrow.

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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 12:09:14 PM »
A good locksmith can make a key. I had a 92 escort one time for my teenage daughter and she lost the key.  It was amazing how the locksmith used the tumblers on the door lock, a blank Ford key and a pair of vise grips to make the key!!

I relayed your info to my friend and he now has a locksmith scheduled to come out tomorrow.

THANKS,
Steve
A Locksmith will cost far more than drilling the lock out any buying an easily obtained replacement.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/74-93-Mustang-Ford-Trunk-Lock-Cylinder-Keys-Black-Cap-New/351660386746?fits=Year%3A1976%7CModel%3AMustang+II&hash=item51e097a9ba:g:pUEAAOSwuAVWy6HQ
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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 06:38:27 PM »
Can one crawl into the back and remove the panel and unbolt the lock form the inside?
A good Locksmith don't have to remove or unbolt the lock. It can be done like I mentioned in Reply #1.

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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 07:26:20 PM »
Can one crawl into the back and remove the panel and unbolt the lock form the inside?
A good Locksmith don't have to remove or unbolt the lock. It can be done like I mentioned in Reply #1.

I would agree they can just pick it in about 20 seconds and it would be open, I only suggested my suggestion as a "check and see"
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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 02:56:27 PM »
;)

The way the locksmith done the 92 Escort in my OP, he took a blank Ford key, clamped a pair of vise-grips to the finger part of the key, stuck it into the door lock and start moving it gently up and down.  He'd take it out of the lock, put on his magnifying monical and scrape with a file on the extremely small indentations.

He kept doing that for about 10 minutes....voila!!   Door opened.

Craziest thing I've ever seen.

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Re: How to Open Mustang-II Hatchback Without Key?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 03:37:23 PM »
;)

The way the locksmith done the 92 Escort in my OP, he took a blank Ford key, clamped a pair of vise-grips to the finger part of the key, stuck it into the door lock and start moving it gently up and down.  He'd take it out of the lock, put on his magnifying monical and scrape with a file on the extremely small indentations.

He kept doing that for about 10 minutes....voila!!   Door opened.

Craziest thing I've ever seen.
We did that for a E Jag my friend bought out of a junkyard when we were in high school. He bought 3 and built 2 out of them. We had a great HS auto shop. The teacher was also the wood shop teacher and knew nothing of cars so he pretty much left us alone to do whatever we wanted.
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