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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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I helped my neighbor pull his newly acquired 1975 corvette stingray out of a barn where it sat with the hardtops off and windows down for the last 10 years or more. The interior is trashed due to coons and mice having their way with it. The body is in excellent condition aside from the front and rear bumper covers needing replacing. I was able to get the passengers door open with no problem. The drivers door was a completely different story. The latch was broken and the interior handle didn't seem to operate the door release well. I was finally able to get this door open from the interior panel side given the panel was trashed. The main problem now is I cannot for the life of me get the hood latch to operate. It will move a couple inches but it doesn't pop the latches enough to open it. I worked at it for some time and can't seem to figure out a logical way to open the hood. Does anyone have any ideas? All help is appreciated.

One more question. What is the key switch for on the drivers side fender next to the stingray emblem? Does this lock the hood or lock out the ability to start the car? Again all help is appreciated.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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Good luck with the hood latch. It sounds like this car had an aftermarket alarm/kill switch installed. These were usually installed in the 80's. Some of them were simply an alarm and others were installed as a kill switch. I would recommend removing it and filling in the hole as they are very outdated and nearly impossible to find parts for.
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It was probably for an alarm. Before transmitters, car alarms were disabled by requiring an additional key. The lock was usually placed in the fender, but it required drilling a hole.
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I actually found the answer on the getting the hood open and it seems that it's fairly easy.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:26 AM   #5
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It was probably for an alarm. Before transmitters, car alarms were disabled by requiring an additional key. The lock was usually placed in the fender, but it required drilling a hole. Placing it under the emblem is actually quite clever
This isn't under the emblem. It's right in front of the emblem and it almost blends in. I didn't even notice it at first. So this is most likely an aftermarket option than?
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It seems this key switch is definitively an alarm. Thank to all for the help. I think I'm all set.
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he didnt buy it north of allegan did he?
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he didnt buy it north of allegan did he?

Well it is north of Allegan. The car had been in my neighbors barn for around 10 years. It was his brothers car and his brother finally decided to sell it due to financial needs. Yesterday was the first day out of the barn in a very very long time.
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