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10/3/09 2:51pm - Original Message: 'glove box'
frstvette
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Fresno, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1980 corvette

Joined: 1/15/2007
Posts: 240
my lock is loose on my glove box. Any idea how to take it off or tighten it?

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10/3/09 6:53pm - Reply: 'glove box'
Gunslinger
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

Joined: 9/8/2003
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I believe the lock is held by two screws.  It sounds like the screw holes in the door may be stripped to some degree.  If that's the case, instead of using an oversize screw that might split the plastic, insert a toothpick along side the screw and snap it off.  Then tighten down the screws.

You might also fill the holes with liquid plastic and re-tap the threads.


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10/3/09 11:20pm - Reply: 'glove box'
dskopp
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I have had to fix the glove box lock on my 81.  Nothing to it.  In the meantimne while I figure out the best way to tell you how to do it, send me an email to my aol address:  SDa4651343@aol.com
I will see if I can download some information.  I remember that I found some info on a web site somewhere...... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm all I gotta do is remember where!!
Dan


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7/26/10 8:43pm - Reply: 'glove box'
2tone82vette Lifetime Member
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

Joined: 1/26/2010
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What was the outcome on this? I'm having the same problem.

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7/26/10 11:19pm - Reply: 'glove box'
dskopp
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Posts: 1956
I have not heard a think frrom that 1st vette guy but I can send you the information!!  Send me an email to my aol account.  I will send you the info.  Easy to fix but you need to know the secret handshake!!!!
Dan Rolling On The Floor Laughing


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7/26/10 11:50pm - Reply: 'glove box'
82mike
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redmond, OR - USA

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1982 collectors

Joined: 4/14/2003
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Dan,
Is there a secret password too?? Haven't figured out the secret handsake yet.. 
Cause I would like to take you up on that offer  too!Thumbs Up
Thanks,
Mike
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7/27/10 11:32am - Reply: 'glove box'
aceinthehole Lifetime Member
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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I too, am yet seeking one of the unsolved mysteries of the universe, how to remove the glove box lock Confused. these must be somewhat "year specific". I have Chevy's from '78 to '84 and they are all alike, but no screws. Not familiar with your AOL address Dan, but I'll pester you with a PM. Thanks for any light on the subject.

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7/29/10 8:56pm - Reply: 'glove box'
jose's 79
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bethpage, NY - USA

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stock original 1979 L82.

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will this help.
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7/29/10 10:23pm - Reply: 'glove box'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Joe's79 !!  Great pictures of the lock but does not describe fully how to get it out of the glovebox door.
Dan Hug


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7/29/10 10:24pm - Reply: 'glove box'
dskopp
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

Joined: 5/21/2008
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Ace, scroll up and see my message that hs my aol address in it.  I am not sure how to attach it from this web site.  So send me your email.!!
Dan


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7/29/10 10:26pm - Reply: 'glove box'
jose's 79
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bethpage, NY - USA

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stock original 1979 L82.

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step #7, unscrew collar. jose's 792010-07-29 19:28:32
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7/29/10 10:36pm - Reply: 'glove box'
dskopp
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

Joined: 5/21/2008
Posts: 1956
Yup, thats the missing piece !!!

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7/30/10 11:44am - Reply: 'glove box'
aceinthehole Lifetime Member
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Thanks very much guys. I have an extra glove box door and latch that I picked up at the salvage yard to experiment on, so with all the info I have on it now I should be able to perfect my technique in a short time Thumbs Up.

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7/30/10 11:29pm - Reply: 'glove box'
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1978 Corvette Light Blue Pulled from the swamps of Miami! Its a driver and back on the road!

Joined: 12/3/2007
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Not sure if you got the answer did not read through all the responses but have a 1978 and not sure if it the same as the 80's but you have to from the backside  that holds the key  lock get a tiny screw driver and release the inner key lock by inserting a screwdriver or similar into the opening on the back of the lock holder. The inner key lock/holer then slides out ant now the front collar/that is screwed into the main key holder is just unscrewed and the lock comes off the door.
 
I know it probably is not making sense but insert a pointed object into the back of the lock and it releases the key holder then it exposes the front nut that unscrews from he back... this front nut just needs to be tightened. If you have a large ratchet end that you normally stick a ratchet on just insert it into the nut and tighten it up then re-insert the key holder into the lock cylinder. BB78Clap


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