1966 trunk key cylinder replacement instructions

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Aug 7, 2021
Thunderbird Year
1966
Because spare tire was in the way, we drilled out the cylinder to open trunk of our newly purchased 66 hardtop. I already purchased replacement key and cylinder, but no instructions and I cannot see how the cylinder is removed from the assembly. Any ideas are appreciated.
 

jack-in-sac

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Joined
Aug 1, 2018
Thunderbird Year
1957
Because spare tire was in the way, we drilled out the cylinder to open trunk of our newly purchased 66 hardtop. I already purchased replacement key and cylinder, but no instructions and I cannot see how the cylinder is removed from the assembly. Any ideas are appreciated.
A shop manual may offer some help. You might also look at one of the Specialty Thunderbird catalogs with their exploded diagram.
 
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Ward 57

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Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Thunderbird Year
1957
Most lock assemblies I've (albeit mostly doors), there is usually a 'U' shaped keeper bent flat with a spring to it and a tab on the end to pull it off and the lock assembly falls.
 
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