A Glove box for car
1254, a 1978.
|The Annexmaster attempts to build a glove
on this project can be referred to Don at
I began with a laundry basket from KMart. I wanted a
rounded bottom and rounded ends. This basket as a bit
longer than I would have liked. This became the mold for
the dash addition.
This lucky yard-sale find was the key ingredient.This
person had boat stuff for sale, so I guess
that this can be found in a boat accessory store. I cut
out the part of the laundry tub that I would use.
Yes, the box was too deep, but was easily cut with a
circular saw and the back riveted back
Here are my ingredients. I plugged up the holes in the
basket with shipping tape, greased the mold with
car grease and built up several layers of fiberglass mat
material. WEAR GLOVES - this stuff does NOT
come off your hands. A piece of angle aluminum made the
I covered the matting with bondo and began sanding it
smooth. A patient person would have
completed the sanding-building up, sanding again process.
an inner view shows the aluminum bar with pre-drilled
holes for the glove box, and you can barely
see slotted holes where it will slide on under the dash.
Some crinkle paint from the auto supply store made it
more or less match the dash.
The driver's side has switches for purple lights etc, and
a cigarette lighter for my
essential musical horn or lighted dice.
The new addition slips on and off the keyed bolts under
the dash (so I can get at the electric stuff) and
is held in place with an angle bracket underneath screwed
into the heater box. I had to cut out a bit of
the bottom of the addition so that the heater box door
could be pulled open.
This view is mostly of my car-store after-market steering
wheel and my cheap but useful
tachometer ($25 from eBay). There is room for more
switches in the new dash, should I need them.
|This was a necessary addition for my garage clicker
and cell phone etc. -- Take your time building and
sanding to get a nice finish. The wrinkle paint does not
hide many imperfections. Of course, hiding that ugly
heater box was just a nice bonus.