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 Post subject: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:34 am 
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Hi I am missing the hinge leaf that fixes onto the dash on a glove box door has anyone got one that is surplus to requirement . Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Hi 'Propshaft'

what glovebox lid are you fitting?

as they were not fitted as standard

early cars had lid fitting into glovebox aperture?

late cars fitted over aperture?

somewhere I have both!!

Brian 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:45 am 
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Hi Brian thanks for your reply yes I realise they were not fitted to vans as standard but I think the doors tidy the dash up and has I am intending to use it regularly (the wife and I already have a trip to Holland sorted for next year) thinking was any out of site was a little bit safer . Anyway on Saturday I called in ar Wilcos and bought a cheap hinge I have adapted this and it seems to work a treat . Any problems I will be back to you
Regards Colin


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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Location: Nr. Holsworthy, Devon.
Hi Colin,
If the hinges don't "do" the job, I've just found a complete glove box door with the correct hinges,which was fitted to my van when I bought it. I've fitted a radio in the glove box aperture so the door is spare should you need it........................starider ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:17 am 
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if I recall correctly all my Minor cars had two glove box doors. on the pickup the door behind the steering wheel doesn't open far enough to be very useful. were pickups fitted with two doors? is there something different in the PU column or wheel that interferes with the door opening? on one of my cars I fitted an auxiliary dash board in the driver's side box with extra Smiths gauges, tach, oil/water, amps, maybe a clock. almost looked original.
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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Location: Nr. Holsworthy, Devon.
Hi, glove box doors were fitted to commercials as an extra.The basic dash board is standard through the whole Minor range which had the centre speedo with switches below. It was fairly usual to use the drivers side to have a panel fitted with extra instruments. All the Minors I have owned have had extra gauges fitted in the space.I suspect the extra aperture was for left hand drive versions??? As you say the drivers side is pretty useless as a glove box anyway..................starider


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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:43 pm 
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Hi starider thanks for your very kind offer I have made the hinge and fitted the glove box door it works a treat , you have always been so helpful and I thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:56 pm 
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On this subject, if you want to have a usable drivers side box, simply fit a 1" alloy block between the column mount and dash rail.

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 Post subject: Re: Glove box hinge
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:26 pm 
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A similar thing was done on original Minis, to lower the steering wheel. In fact there was a special lowering bracket available. However it was recommended that the rack fittings were loosened to allow the rack to turn to its new position as the column was lowered.


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