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low TECH: A Better Glovebox

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gas Huffer, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Gas Huffer
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 272

    Gas Huffer

    First off, sorry for the poor write-up and no pics, but this is pretty straight forward...

    Tired of the shitty cardboard glovebox inserts that came stock? Well, make your own.
    1. Find/buy a cardboard glovebox insert (they're pretty cheap if you don't have one to start with.
    2. Pull out the staples that hold it together.
    3. Lay out your pattern on thin gauge sheet metal.
    4. cut and bend your tabs and bends to form the glovebox.
    5. weld/rivet it together and install it.

    I know the process is pretty basic (no ground breaking techniques here), so I don't mean to insult your intelligence.
  2. throttle
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 38

    from sfsd

    cool idea! thanks.
  3. Flatman
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,975


    I made one from an old steel "in box" found in the scrap at work. Good and solid, minimal trimming to fit.

  4. GizmoJoe
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,297


    Simple idea but works well. :)
    So does taking the cheap cardboard one and "painting" it with 'glass resin. Maybe even a single 'glass cloth coat too.

  5. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    Good idea . Now all I need is a 32 3window glove box door and I will put one in my 5 window !
  6. James Curl
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 370

    James Curl

    I have seen plastic trash cans, the kind for bed rooms or bath rooms cut down in length and installed. They find one close to the correct shape then cut the roll from the top off before installing. After painting them flat black they look original when you just look into the glovebox.
  7. DOUGIEB59
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Posts: 15


    Whats wrong with idaho??

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