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My glove box has just the chrome lock barrell- no other way of opening it. I have seen others with a small piece of what I assume to be leather underneath the lock, allowing you to pull open the glove box door.

Does anyone have either the dimensions or a photo of the said item, and what it is made of? If leather, I will try to copy one.

Many thanks!

John
 

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Johnny,
I've just got one for my roundtail from Prins Bredevoort in Holland, excellent service, item is leather, and very good reproduction of the original, see part code and web address below, makes it easy to find on there web page.:D

part code 1.2649.2

www.classicalfaparts.com
 

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I need to order that little leather glove box pull too. Looks like they are on vacation. Hope they still have them. Seems i cannot locate the search feature to see if they still sell this item.
 

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Other US vendors have had them. I believe they are made from dyed beef jerkey or some other unidentifiable composite material. They are pretty thick actually and quickly get crisp and break if you pull it outward. The secret is to pull down and a bit out. Yea, I've had several . . . .
 

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Thanks gentlemen. I fear if they are made of beef jerkey my faithful co-pilot, Luke the dachshund, will surely eat one before it gets too crisp and breaks.;)
 

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keeping tabs on the glove box lock

I bought the leather tab from ReOriginals a few years ago. Thanks for the tip. I had to punch a clearance bight for the lock index pin. But because the leather is so soft and compliant, eventually I or the first mate pull the tab off the lock, no matter how tight I crank the lock barrel (I'm still looking for a good pin wrench, anyone have a lead there?). Is there some sort of backing I can bond to the leather or some sort of treatment to make it stiffer and thereby hang on longer?
 

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The tabs I've bought are either too stiff and crack or pull off when you pull out, or they are too thin and pliable and pull off. The old factory tabs were the former. You'll learn to gently pull down and about 30 deg out to spring the cover.
 
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