1964 GTO Inside Trunk Release - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2015, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1964 GTO Inside Trunk Release

Evening All,
In March I purchased a '64 GTO that has more options than I thought existed in 1964 including an inside trunk release. The release is in the form of a "T" handle connected to a shielded cable (similar to a speedometer cable) that's mounted inside the glove compartment. The cable runs through the passenger compartment to the trunk lid and connects to the lock.
The cable wire that connects to the "T" handle broke and this feature no longer works on the car. I am trying to find a replacement cable and have checked with Ames and OPG, but no luck. Any suggestions on where I might be able to purchase a replacement cable and handle?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Paul
rottguy03 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2015, 10:03 AM
 
1968gto421's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Posts: 752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Really don't know of anyone offhand who would have it, but I bagged groceries in the mid 1960's while in school and know that many GM cars had this feature, pulling up in front of the store and popping the lid for us to put the groceries in.

You might try another forum if no one here comes up with anything (but I bet they will). The Olds (Cutlass/442), the Buick, and the Chevelle ones might have some thoughts that would be helpful.

Good luck with this!
1968gto421 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Injun Territory, 'Merica!
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Paul, Welcome to the forum! On the cable style trunk release, have you been able to look at cable where it sticks out of the casing. Ask, as am not aquainted with the cable in this particular very rare '64 option. Am much more aquainted with the vacuum releases and the electric trunk releases.

When you noted a comparison to a speedo cable, the cable inside a speedo cable casing, itself, is near a 1/8" in diameter, it's a tightly wound cable, you can run the cable through 2 fingernails and feel each ridge, i.e., wrap of the outer wire cable. Speedo cables, one can replace the entire inner cable, the service cable has to be carefully measured, then tape wrapped around where it's going to be cut then the plastic tip heat installed on the end that that mates up with the back of the speedo head. Hood release cables, even very long ones that feed into the interior of he car, they are a stranded wire cable, but no where near as thick as a speedo cable. I'm sure in your case, the cable can be replaced. Do you have a picture of how the cable is terminated at the end where it attaches to the latch asm in the trunk?
Pinion head is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2015, 06:46 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Also, a lot of hood release cables are solid core....like heavy music wire. If the sheathing and handle are ok, I too am sure you can replace the inner cable fairly easily. Sounds like a neat car...any photos?
geeteeohguy is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Indecision's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by geeteeohguy View Post
Also, a lot of hood release cables are solid core....like heavy music wire. If the sheathing and handle are ok, I too am sure you can replace the inner cable fairly easily. Sounds like a neat car...any photos?
That is kind of what I was thinking... a cable is a cable. You just need to find something comparable in strength and length. Then just hook up the handle on one end and hook it to the trunk in the other.

1966 GTO 428ci/4spd - spun bearing
Indecision is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Injun Territory, 'Merica!
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
The late model hood release cables that am aquainted with R & R'ing them, used a solid wire inside the casing, and all were fairly stiff. All the '70's GM hood release cables am aquainted with were made of a stranded wire surrounded by a casing, with these, the cable was a little more formable, that is something you are going to be up against when to routing a replacement cable or routing two joined together cables. If a few pics can be posted of the cable, where the ends terminate, it would really help. Short of viewing a few of these on '64 and 65's many years ago at Nationals, just haven't seen one.
Pinion head is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Inside Trunk Release

Sorry for being away from this thread for so long. I enjoyed my car last year and wasn't too concerned about fixing the little imperfections but all that has changed. One of you fine folks had asked about pictures but for some reason I can't post them. So if you think you can help send me an e mail to [email protected] and I'll respond with pics. Thank you in advance
rottguy03 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
NOS Only
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1967 GTO electric trunk release button jhnichols2 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk 6 08-11-2015 06:22 PM
Trunk Release Doesn't Work Yellow05Goat Service, Maintenance and Technical Discussion 17 09-28-2010 03:00 PM
number code on inside of trunk 70 gto even steven 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk 8 06-29-2009 06:02 PM
Emergency Trunk Release hsv 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 4 11-03-2008 12:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome