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Old 11-07-2013, 12:12 PM
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I am looking at fabricating a sliding glove box for a fiberglass dash. I have some ideas but I am curious what others have come up with.

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not sure what you want to do. the glove box door to slide or the glove box to slide in and out?
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I would like for it to slide on rail like a desk drawer. I have some loose ideas but would like to see what others have done.
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flush mount cabinet sliders and cut them to fit, i am sure this is the idea you have.
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Well...I ordered some sliders form McMaster but they were just more bulky then what I want.

I am thinking of a solid rod on the glove box with rollers in the dash in a fairly simple manner.
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Sorry for double post. Internet going flaky.

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How about T-channel (used for shop jigs, etc)? A slide made of solid teflon will slide in that like corn through a goose.
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That's pretty much what I got from McMaster but it was all too bulky for what I want to do.
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That's pretty much what I got from McMaster but it was all too bulky for what I want to do.
This is about 1" wide. I'm sure I've seen it at 3/4". Still too bulky?
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Not sure , I was hoping to see someone who has actually done something like this. Right now I am still thinking more toward the rod idea I have.
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I am looking at fabricating a sliding glove box for a fiberglass dash. I have some ideas but I am curious what others have come up with.
My Rambler has the first sliding glove box I have ever seen. I'll take a picture of it for you, I am sure it's not as slick as you are looking for, but it works fine. I just recently tossed out an extra I had, darn it.

But it didn't use anything like the ball bearing slides for drawers, I think this is serious overkill personally. It simply had a folded rail and the edge of the drawer slides in it, works fine.

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I made a pull-out tray for my relocated fusebox/electronics panel. The stock (glass fuse) box was up under the steering column, very hard to get to especially with a bad back. The new one has blade fuses, blinker cans, breakers, and engine electronics and is covered by an aluminum panel with a fake radio decal. It's been awhile but IIRC it pulls out around 8"...

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I know this is sort of hoky but it works fine and has for over 50 years.







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I made a pull-out tray for my relocated fusebox/electronics panel. The stock (glass fuse) box was up under the steering column, very hard to get to especially with a bad back. The new one has blade fuses, blinker cans, breakers, and engine electronics and is covered by an aluminum panel with a fake radio decal. It's been awhile but IIRC it pulls out around 8"...

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That's cool Russ.
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