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Would like to line it with this stuff I bought (not foam rubber and not felt, but some sort of something inbetween like a light rubber). Anyone ever do this?

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Old 09-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would like to line it with this stuff I bought (not foam rubber and not felt, but some sort of something inbetween like a light rubber).

Anyone ever do this? Any templates out there? Does the glove box come out easily?

Ideas on how to go about this?

Yeah, I know, not much of a priority but I'm tired of shyt making noise in there!
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I haven't done it, but the box does come out easily. Open it, grab both ends and pull toward you. The hinges have a slot in them. Picture the hinge like a full circle with a slot at one point. There is also a line that acts like a spring that is on the left end of the box. It just pops out.
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I haven't done it, but the box does come out easily. Open it, grab both ends and pull toward you. The hinges have a slot in them. Picture the hinge like a full circle with a slot at one point. There is also a line that acts like a spring that is on the left end of the box. It just pops out.
Thanks, I'll give it a try Friday (or this weekend) when I can stand to be frustrated

Then I'll need to figure out how to get some kind of pattern out of it.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try Friday (or this weekend) when I can stand to be frustrated

Then I'll need to figure out how to get some kind of pattern out of it.
Use paper and pencil... trace.
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those artsy stores sells foam sheets with adhesive backing. should work nicely.
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Pics when accomplished please.
Still worried about getting the thing out...

But looking it over, it shouldn't be too bad...I just need to get it out. Back here to read over the help again...
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I haven't done it, but the box does come out easily. Open it, grab both ends and pull toward you. The hinges have a slot in them. Picture the hinge like a full circle with a slot at one point. There is also a line that acts like a spring that is on the left end of the box. It just pops out.
I guess I'm going to have to get down closer and look. I did a bit of pulling and tugging and worried I'll snap some plastic. Pretty hot in the HOTlanta garage--maybe I'll just "map" the inside of it while it's still in the car.
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make sure you open both doors so you let some air inside the car. hahaha. i know how hot it can get inside the car while working on things...
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The following thread is a photo essay that will help you as it shows specific photos on how to remove the glovebox: DIY: Adding In-Cabin air filter to the 370Z
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hmm, i actually think the felt thats in there holds stuff pretty well. good luck with it!
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The following thread is a photo essay that will help you as it shows specific photos on how to remove the glovebox: DIY: Adding In-Cabin air filter to the 370Z
You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

However, as you were posting this, I was doing it in-car.

This isn't intended to be a DIY but more of an explanation of how I went about bowing to my OC disorder...I like stuff that AIN'T supposed to rattle to NOT rattle.

So...

Decided to tape it off and then mark the edge/corners with a marke. I did the left side (because of the protrustion there) hoping I could use the stencil for the right sider:



Then, I pulled the tape out and stuck it to the material. Again, some kind of firm foam from Michaels. A sheet cost $.88. Probably my cheapest "upgrade" EVAH!



Cut it out and it fit pretty darn good !

(Here it is after cutting)



So, I decided the right side would be the same minus the cutout/protrusion part and cut me another piece:



And, with a bit of trimming, it fit fine, too.

So, one might have thought the bottom would be the easiest, but not so. Curved parts made for a weird stencil when pressed into 2D. But, here it is:



So, all the pieces cut and all that needs to be done is gluing. Left side and right side in place (wtih glue). Few hours later, the bottom in. Should anyone want to try this (as if there would be...), the bottom piece is a tight fit and one should put it without glue and then put some near the bottom/back...press it into position, then spread some glue on the middle of the compartment tray, press into place, and then the outer edge last. I wouldn't advise spreading glue all over that bottom piece and expecting to get it in without rubbing glue on the side pieces.

After drying, here it is. Not perfect, mind you. I can see the edge where it doesn't form along the curve at the bottom edge as well as I would have liked and if someone is interested, take note of that area if you decide to do it. The edge of the foam shows a little bit on the left and right edge but it really looks worse in the photo than in real life. Trust me. For example, notice how the flash illuminates the right "fat" edge but the left edge looks quite nice. It all looks good as long as it's not being inspected to death.



I keep a multi-purpose tool in there. A small flashlight, a pen, a "Swiss army knife", and a backup garage opener. I'm glad they don't rattle any more (at least against the hard bare plastic of the glove box as it came originally). I think that would have been a very small cost for Nissan to have installed to begin with and yet, have a nice touch.

Felt might be just as good an alternative. Thinner edge but it glues just as well. But, it can't be brushed out as easily. It "holds onto lint" much better.

And a BIG THANKS to all the people who piped in here and tried to help this old fool...

NEXT upgrade... gen 3 Stillen CAI arriving Thursday!
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hmm, i actually think the felt thats in there holds stuff pretty well. good luck with it!
What felt ?
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slynky- good job!

i usually use a sheet of paper and a stylus to make my templates... any adjustments i need to make (like if i cut too much) i use yellow masking tape and a pen.
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slynky- good job!

i usually use a sheet of paper and a stylus to make my templates... any adjustments i need to make (like if i cut too much) i use yellow masking tape and a pen.
Thanks...

I was worried about tracing paper since I decided to work with the compartment in car. Or some kind of paper. :lol: I thought, "how could you go wrong with painter tape which comes off pretty easily and doesn't leave any residue."
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