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anyone have a power release trunk on their 1st gen camaro? i have a 68. a guy is selling me one for $65, is it a good price. any type of information in this will help, from prices, installation, what to look for and that kind of stuff. what can i say, i'm a rookie at this like anyone at one point. post here, or e-mail at "[email protected]" A.S.P. THANKS. CESAR
 

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Cabrera...As far as i know it was never a option for a First Gen Camaro. It is probably from a Impala or some other car but will work. If you look in Wrecking Yards you can probably find one for a few bucks. Weigh that against having somebody hand you one.
 

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thanks for the tip. if anyone out there knows what cars can i use to get the release trunk for my 68, it would help a lot. if you can provide year and model, i will raid the junkyards. thanks again.
 

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JC Whitney used to sell them, my dad bought one years ago for a chevy he used to have. Luckily he took it off when he sold the car.

I'm going to try and put it on my 67. It looks like a bolt in.
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I believe Firebirds had them.

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Wasn't the power trun release a production option that never made it? It is on the cover of the 1968 Assembly Manual. I have seen several of the setups for sale but have yet to see one on a car. If he still wants to sell it and you do not want it, email me I'll buy it.

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I bought one on e-bay for my 69. It came from a 1st gen Firebird. It bolts right in and works great. As far as a price to pay for this option, that is up to you. I paid alot for it but I just had to have it. 165.00, but it's one cool option.
Oh yeh, the first time I locked my keys in the trunk it paid for it's self.


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Can anyone tell me if the you can eliminate the keyed lock on the trunk when you add the power trunk release. I would like to eliminate the lock.


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!!!!UPDATE!!!!!!!
THE GUY WHO IS SELLING ME THE TRUNK RELEASE SAYS IT'S A SOLENIOD OPERATED. HAS ANYONE HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS? LET ME KNOW. ALSO, LIKE THE GUY ABOVE, WILL THIS ELIMINATE THE TRUNK KEY AND LOCK. I WOULD LIKE TO COVER IT UP. HOPE SOMEONE OUT THERE CAN HELP ONCE AGAIN. LATZ...CESAR
 
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