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Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby cococola » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:43 pm

Today I decided to refurbish my glove boxes by lining them with acoustic carpet as they are tired looking as well as dropping white powder lining on everything that is in them.
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby cococola » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:45 pm

The finished pair of gloveboxes
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby cococola » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:47 pm

And fitted...
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby cococola » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm

Im really pleased with the finished result as the old ones looked tired and worn.
Its a cheap upgrade for the price of some acoustic carpet that I had and some spray glue. :)
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby myoldjalopy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 pm

Well done! And I see you've got that great little BC MacDonald book too! :D

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:57 am

That's a worthwhile improvement :) The price of new gloveboxes is crazy!

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby panky » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:35 am

Nice one, looks nice and tidy :)
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby King Kenny » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:26 pm

Good job. I think I may be copying you one day.

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby cococola » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:49 pm

Prices of replacement glove boxes are so expensive for what they are and I was really happy with the refurb results of mine as well as the enjoyment of doing the job. :)
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby Chipper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:43 am

Nice idea - might do that to mine, which have also been disintegrating for years.

I also have that book, puchased years ago, probably from some autojumble! 8)
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby simmitc » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:37 pm

The only thing I'd do differently is to use a light cream coloured carpet so that it looks brighter. The dark colour does tend to suck the light in. I prefer to be able to see what's in the glovebox when I'm looking for something. Other than that, a nice job.

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:50 pm

Someone on here did the same with a cream flick sticky back plastic - shades of blue peter- they looked just like new ones for a fraction of the cost of new and gave some strength back to tired pressed card.

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby Mark Wilson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:05 pm

firedrake1942 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Someone on here did the same with a cream flick sticky back plastic - shades of blue peter- they looked just like new ones for a fraction of the cost of new and gave some strength back to tired pressed card.
I was that someone.
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Still not back in the car, so can't report on their long term durability. CC's carpet method looks pretty good too.

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby Daura58 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:05 pm

cococola wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Today I decided to refurbish my glove boxes by lining them with acoustic carpet as they are tired looking as well as dropping white powder lining on everything that is in them.
How did you attach them back in? My glove boxes are a little lose inside and wander around...!!

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby Daura58 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:05 pm

cococola wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Today I decided to refurbish my glove boxes by lining them with acoustic carpet as they are tired looking as well as dropping white powder lining on everything that is in them.
How did you attach them back in? My glove boxes are a little lose inside and wander around...!!

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby cococola » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:59 am

How did you attach them back in? My glove boxes are a little lose inside and wander around...!!
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I just used the existing screw holes an rescrewed the glove boxes to the metal frame, you may need to poke the hoes on the new lining to fit.
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:45 am

"poke the hoes"?? Oo-er missus! :lol:

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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby Declan_Burns » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:13 am

I recovered the glove box on my MG TD over the weekend. I used self adhesive 1mm felt which is readily available by the metre in all sorts of colours on "fleabay". I chose the wine red to match the colour of the car. It turned out quite nice.
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Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Postby KeithL » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:38 am

That's a nice job. You must be pleased with that.



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