>There was once a Triumph TR6 owner with a similar problem... but it
>the bootlid! It was the bonnet.
>Unfortunately, it had locked itself down... and no matter what this
>tried to do, he was unable to get the bonnet latch to release! The
>ingenious fellow grabbed his handy - and nearby - sawzal and cut
>in two. This is how it remains to this day, and the car now owned
by Len &
>Scott Drake (they did not do it however!)
I had to do the same thing - Loyal Son slid under a four-wheel-drive
truck on a wet street. The underhung spare tire on the truck mashed the
bonnet down on top of the release mechanism. Since the bonnet was toast
anyway, it didn't bother me too much to cut it off.