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Old 04-30-2011, 12:38 PM
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Default 240 Sedan trunk access - removing rear seat w/o going into trunk?

Anyone know how to remove the rear seat on a 240 Sedan (90) without getting into the trunk? Or, to put it another way, any way to get into the trunk from the passenger compartment?

Why am I asking? My 240 sedan was in a crash back in February and I replaced it with a 240 Wagon (92), but I have stuff in the trunk and before I let it go I would like to get that out of the trunk. Problem is that the car was T-boned on the rear, and the body doesn't line up with the trunk - body got shifted over about an inch, and there seems to be too much pressure to open it.

Previous post on this forum suggested a Sawzall, but I prefer not to completely destroy the car - the hope is to get it back to "street legal" and sell as a city car. I have tried a crowbar to push the trunk over, to no avail.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:49 PM
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Even if you take the back seat out you cant get to the trunk, You will have to either pry open the trunk or cut it open
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