68 RR glove box liner puzzle

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  1. Ed Martin

    Ed Martin Well-Known Member

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    When re-installing a new cardboard glove box liner and inserting the door spring bracket: after the liner is wrestled into the opening (but not screwed in yet) and then installing the bracket, does the liner fit directly against the top (outside) of the top of the frame opening and then the bracket goes on top of the liner (making the liner sandwiched between the frame and bracket) OR does the liner slide into the narrow gap (~1/16 inch?) along the length of the bracket itself OR is that not what the gap in the bracket is for? This is all before any screws are put in. I hope I'm making sense.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
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    I too am interested in this Ed as I just ripped out the cut up original in my 69 RR on Monday, rather roughly I might add :realcrazy: and have yet to try the re-install.
     
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    It’s slides into the narrow gap. You can make the ‘gap’ wider by loosening the glove box door mounting screws a little more which will aid in sliding the cardboard liner in place. Tighten the cardboard liner, then the Glovebox door after as it kind clamps down on the liner.

    Come to think of it the narrow gap you might referring to is because the glove box door is open and you May have to hold it partially closed while positioning and tightening the liner. Geese I just did this a couple weeks ago and my ‘old timers’ disease or CRS is setting in.
    CRS = can’t remember shit. Lol

    Move the door while looking at it. You’ll clearly see what yo do and how it works
     
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      Ed Martin Well-Known Member

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      Thanks 4mulas! When you say "you can make the 'gap' wider by loosening the glove box door mounting screws a little", do you mean the four screws that hold the door/bracket in place at the top of the opening? Is this after you have already installed those screws without the liner installed?

      Are you talking about the gap in the spring bracket itself? It seems like it's a tight fit for the liner to slide into the narrow gap in the bracket. Or maybe you're talking about a gap between the dash frame and the spring bracket that holds the door (with the four screws)?

      In any event are you saying the liner is sandwiched between the frame and spring bracket that holds the door?
       
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      The way to open the gap is with a socket pushed in sideways.
       
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      On this site guy has glove boxes he made from aluminum. Wonder how those install? Think they start with box then build car around it
       
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        Ed Martin Well-Known Member

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        Hello boss302dave. Yes, with the difficulty in getting my original liner out, I was wondering how to get the new one in. I did it this weekend. The trick seems to be to fold the right hand side in enough at the crease lines to reduce the height to get it in the opening (also see https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/glovebox-liner-installation.31995/#post-239188). From looking at some of the replies to my original post, I figured out how to insert the liner into the spring bracket opening (which opens from ~1/16 inch when it was removed) by loosely screwing the door back on (I had to remove it and the latch to get clearance to install it) and then closing the door some while inserting the liner, then screwing in the liner, then -- and I have yet to finish this part -- tightening down the bracket/door as good as I can with at least 4 screws (one is missing). I could not get the door separated from the bracket, so removed and re-installed it together.
         
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        Thanks that’s the trick good to know going to start on interior this week and new glove box is on my list
         
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