Glove box replacement

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Glove box replacement

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Mine's all shreded. I'm wondering what do you guys usually do?

a) Buy the replica replacement from Clark's or other supplier (doesn't seem durable)
b) Fabricate something from stronger material
c) Use the glovebox space for other things (I am not a fan of putting an audio deck there)
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From what I've seen, Clark's is probably the only place you can get a replacement. Mine was original and was made from cardboard. The other option is to unassembled the old one and use it as a template for something stronger, although I'm not sure what material you could use that would make it easy to fabricate and install.
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That's the problem - cardboard is pretty weak but easy to fold.
I was thinking of using the carcass of the original box as a template but what to make the new one out of?

I may just get a centre console for heavier stuff.
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You's almost have to go to something like very thin plywood glued, and fastened together with outside banding.
Or perhaps fiberboard paneling.
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Maybe if you buy the Clark's replacement and soak it in water it will be easier to fit into place. Then push it back into shape and wait for it to dry before inserting the registration and proof of insurance documents! Otherwise they might stick. :sad5:
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Alternately, see: Papier-mâché [Franco-Ontarian for "chewed paper"]

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The cardboard box is really not terrible for what it does. You are not supposed to throw lead bars in there:) Building one out of stronger material would be a little tough. It would pretty much have to be built in place if it was the same dimensions as the original box will not go into place without some twisting and distorting to get it in position.
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Cardboard it is then but where am I gonna keep my lead bars then?
I'll just splurge on that centre console one day I guess.
I've seen it in person, looks real good plus those 2 cup holders are a bonus.
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The cardboard box isn't all that great looking but it does hold what belongs in there and whatever you put in there will need to offer some "give" so you can fit it in with the defroster hose,that is a tight fit deluxe. I used some of that heavy plastic packing tape to reinforce the seams on my Clarks box and it looks like it will be OK. I don't have any lead bars but I use gold bars for weight and put them in the well of the trunk. That pesky gold always seems to be in the way but you can just cover it with the vinyl mat and forget about it. :cool:
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I would go with a thin MDF board found at any big box hardware store. Easy to work with and has pretty good stiffness.

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MDF is great but be careful, it's heavy, the mounting area for the box is tight and the screws are short and small. The cardboard does do fine and fits.
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If you want to make the glove box look pretty, flock it. You should be able to find a flocking kit at your local hobby store. If not there, then online for sure.
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DemonPig wrote:Cardboard it is then but where am I gonna keep my lead bars then?
I'll just splurge on that centre console one day I guess.
I've seen it in person, looks real good plus those 2 cup holders are a bonus.
The lead bars belong in the trunk by the way....for handling!!
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wow Monza Dave !! that flocked glove box looks sharp ! ...

I had installed a new cardboard one in Jennifers Corsa about 5 years ago and it still looks like new. I imagine they last a super long time as long as they don't get wet. I do remember the thing being a pain to install and the glove box trim panel studs across the top are sensitive.
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