A Glove box for car 1254, a 1978.

The Annexmaster attempts to build a glove compartment. Questions
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
in place.

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 fastening-on part.

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.