LHD Glovebox lid

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LHD Glovebox lid

Postby Blaketon » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:57 pm

My Traveller is in dry dock, primarily to rectify faults in the 5 speed conversion, carried out by Wares. I don't like having too many jobs ongoing, so I've not started work. When I start, I have some new front uprights to fit and a steering rack, that I have reconditioned. I also want to do a few jobs to finish off the interior. The previous owner fitted Mini oil and water gauges (The type that used to sit either side of the Minor type speedo, in the oval binacles found in older Minis), plus a rev counter, in the lidless glove box behind the steering wheel. It works but I think it could look tidier and I though to get a glove box lid, like the passenger one, only off a LHD car and adapt that. Does anyone have a late LHD glovebox lid for sale?
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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby pgp001 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:47 pm

Good luck with your search, those lids are like the proverbial rocking horse Doo Doo.
You could try advertising on the USA site.

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby PSL184 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:15 pm

I did mine differently.
As it's useless as a glove box because you can't open it, I welded (or you could glue) a piece of steel over the opening. After filling and painting it looked just like a solid panel in which I then drilled the holes for gauges.
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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby Nickol » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:20 pm

Would love to get hold of a Glove box for my (now) LHD Traveller but I fear I will have to make one out of GfK using the other side as a master. :x
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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby Blaketon » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:30 am

PSL184 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:15 pm
I did mine differently.
As it's useless as a glove box because you can't open it, I welded (or you could glue) a piece of steel over the opening. After filling and painting it looked just like a solid panel in which I then drilled the holes for gauges.
That's my plan B :wink: .

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby pgp001 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:13 pm

This was my solution.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=71104

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby firedrake1942 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:44 pm

I am sure some one made them in glassfibre. There may be an old post on here about it.

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby Blaketon » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:14 pm

pgp001 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:13 pm
This was my solution.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=71104

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That too has crossed my mind and the car came with some vinyl, that matched the upholstery.

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby pgp001 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:38 pm

You need to consider how you will get the panel in and out of the dashboard.

It is impossible on mine to remove the glovebox surround itself without dismantling most of the gubbins around the steering column to make some space. If that were to have the dials mounted directly into it, that would be even more difficult.

My aluminium panel is held in place with a bungee cord pulling it back into the glovebox surround, that makes it very easy to get it out if needed. You just reach up through the big round hole under the dash and un-hook it, I have left enough length on my new wiring so it will come right out.

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby lellyden » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:20 pm

Where are you based

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby Blaketon » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:20 am

Blaenau Gwent in South Wales

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Re: LHD Glovebox lid

Postby Chipper » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm

pgp001 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:38 pm
My aluminium panel is held in place with a bungee cord pulling it back into the glovebox surround, that makes it very easy to get it out if needed. You just reach up through the big round hole under the dash and un-hook it, I have left enough length on my new wiring so it will come right out.

Phil
Nice solution! I used four or so old computer game plastic switch tops I had lying about, jammed in between the gauge panel (hardboard, sprayed silver to look like aluminium) and inner flange of the glovebox lid:

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I have to undo the steering column and turn into a contortionist under the dash if I need to change bulbs, etc. in there though. :roll:
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