Got a little garage time today during the Hurricane. Used Autometer vintage gauges, Lucas toggles from Finishline and 65-66 Mustang switches for the ignition, wiper, lights and lighter. Also using Russ's signal switch. For the glove box, I made a hybrid 427-289 box. The door is a little longer and has the piping around the edge. Thanks to John Olsen for the tutorial. It was very time consuming but came out good. I had aluminum screws tigged to the face so I could connect the box after covering the dash. The box was some left over aluminum from the Breeze fan shroud and some aluminum angle. Lock is from Home Depot although I do need to add a pull for it. Now for the pics.
FFR 3378 - 503 BB, $old and missed
RCR GT40 - 1051P clone, $old
FFR 7991 - becoming a 289 FIA with a Mr. Bruce body, 331, dual quads, T-5, IRS, Trigo pin drive wheels, and Goodyear billboards http://www.bills289fia.com
I really like the alum glove box. I noodled around on making myself a glove box as I want to do a hybrid dash of another sort - a 289 dash in a 427 bodied car. I bought a VW beetle glovebox insert, but it doesnt quite have the volume I was looking for. I had considered making my own glove box out of alum roof flashing - now I know what the gold standard looks like!
Mk1 #1988 White w/Princess Blue Stripes, 302 EFI w/MAF, steeda tri-ax shifter, 3.73s, halibrands, nudge bars & overriders
Mark IV Kit arrived on Sept 17 Th 2010
Engine started on December 23 Rd 2010
First GOKART ride December 27 th 2010.
Body work started on March 5 th 2011.
Interior and GoKart completed july 17th 2011
Paint completed november 30 th 2011
Police inspection march 7 th 2012
Mechanical inspection april 2nd. 2012
Tags and on the road may 9th 2012
Shell Valley Daytona Coupe, (SOLD and thankful for it) 550HP 347, T56 Six Speed.
1957 Ford Thunderbird
"It's loud, smells like gasoline, and shakes, shudders, and bucks. It makes your arms tired and your feet hot. You nearly crash about once every ten minutes. It's so damn wonderful you can’t believe it." -Automobile Mag. Oct. '04
You said you'll look for a glovebox pull . . . I had the same problem and solved it with a press-to-open latch on the inside beside the key lock. I could just press the door to open it, when unlocked, and then close it and it would stay closed. It never came open even over big bumps and I could lock the glove box when parked. It also enabled me to open the glovebox without a key, like when the key ring is in the ignition. And, this latch is hidden so it won't mess up your perfect dash. Look in Lowe's or Home Depot cabinet latch section.
Mk III #6228, 4.6 SOHC, T45, IRS, I-Squared,17" Halibrands, Red with Silver stripes, Kirkeys, ABS, PS, PB, stereo, cruise control, seat heaters, etc. Kit rec'd 7/07, licensed 2/08, back from paint 5/08, added stuff thru 11/2010. Sold 1/11 @ Barrett-Jackson. Anxiously awaiting 818S!
Last edited by AZPete; 10-30-2012 at 03:57 PM..
Just used a piano hinge at the bottom of the door. The hide was the standard FFR fare, had more padding than I remember on the first 3 kits. The glove box was some leftover material from the door pockets.
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