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  • 240z glove box insert upgrade


    Jarvo2

    For all those with the original style paper/cardboard glove box insert (left image) in their 240z, I found a cheap and easy way to upgrade to a plastic insert from a later 280z (right image).  I picked my used 280z insert up for $10 on ebay a while back.

    Glove Box, 70-73 240Z   280Z Glove Box Compartment
    Here is the picture of what I started with.  A huge cut in the back of my cardboard insert from the prior owner.  Its only gotten bigger since I've owned the car

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    Old and new side by side.  The 280z plastic insert will need to be trimmed to fit.
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    There are various approaches, I chose to trim just the bottom tab and the made a new hole for the glove box door arm

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    The finished product is much nicer than what I had in there originally.  I did need to mount the glove box door first and then slide the new insert in.  I also put screws into these front holes to hold it better.  I probably could have trimmed down the side tabs as well and use the original holes, but this seemed like a much more secure way of mounting the insert.  I will probably look to finish the bottom edge better and possibly heat the plastic to shape it better.

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