Local Idiot Locks Key Inside - 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Road Test

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Local Idiot Locks Key Inside

July 10, 2015

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Note: person shown above is not said idiot.

Have you ever wondered how your brain's order of operations works? Like how it unfailingly completes the instinctive car-door-locking sequence one millisecond before triggering the prefrontal cortex's 'hey, where might the keys be located currently?' checksum routine?

AAA to the rescue. The gentleman you see above arrived in about 20 minutes. He was impressed by our 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, and gave it a healthy respect while he worked.

After assessing the situation, he decided to slip the inflatable balloon thingie between the upper door frame and the roof to create a narrow gap. Then he slid the flat orange plastic sheet you see above (it's actually a piece of a sliced-up antifreeze container) into the corner to protect the paint and weather-stripping from the action of the white metal rod.

He bent the rod up a few different ways and was able to move the window crank far enough to then go in through the window. He moved it a bit farther from here, until it was open far enough to slide a hand inside and turn the lock mechanism.

It took about 10 minutes, all up.

Local idiot took pictures. Was still an idiot.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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