The StreetBeast manual suggested that the trunk be opened with a manual pull cable that would be located behind the driver seat. I didn't like the security of this type of setup. So I decided to go with an electric solenoid to release the latch. Also I made a few other changes as you will see below.
The StreetBeast manual suggested the latch be installed by cutting a hole in the top of the fiberglass section and drop the latch in from the top. I didn't see the point in cutting the hole in the top. So I cut out the bottom of the section and slid the latch in place.
Using a piece of 2x2 aluminum angle I made a bracket to mount the solenoid next to the hinge.
Using a throttle cable, I purchased from Parr Automotive for 18 dollars, I connected the solenoid to the latch.
I had to make a bracket to secure each end of the cable.
Using three clamps with self tapping screws I secured the cable to the lid.
Next, I located where the striker would be and drilled a pilot hole.
Here is another change from the StreetBeast manual.
They suggested we drill and tap this hole. I have a fear of closing the trunk and the latch failing to release. Using their method, you would have to cut a hole somewhere in the trunk, big enough to get your hand through and blindly fix the problem.
Instead of doing it their way, I chose to drill a 1/2 inch hole all the way through the floor. I put a nut on the top and bottom of the striker. Therefore if the latch should fail to release, all I will have to do is remove the bottom nut of the striker using a 3/4 inch socket and ratchet. Then you can pull the trunk lid open.