when I removed my original carpet a few years ago, for replacement, under the carpet/insulation, I found a key lying there, looked 'new'.. with the little ring on it. I was initially confused, but quickly realized I found it right under the steering column.. so I tried the key in the ignition, and it worked! then I noticed the key still had the knockout in it!
So I have THE ORIGINAL key, barely used now..
for the ignition, but not for the other locks. That key, and my pre-existing ignition key were 'E' code, which is correct for '69, but I just found new blanks to make additional key sets, and I learned that my trunk key is coded 'D' (which is not correct for '69, and makes me think the trunk cylinder was swapped out for a '68 lock and key). I don't recall doing this in the '70's, so it must ahve been done prior to my purchase. Is the key codes (ie. E and H) actually 'judged' in the national judging? Do I need to find a '69 trunk lock so I can have the correct key code (H), or can I just use a good '68 blank and grind it for the existing trunk key? damn.. the most simple things turn into an 'exercise' when you are going thru one of these cars..