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1968guppy
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« on: May 03, 2013, 06:52:52 PM »

Hello,

Just restored the original grab handle through a process called Thermo-vacuum molding on my 68.  The bezels are original and it has a lot better fit than OER.  And, the paint won't crack or peel in the future.  My question is, on the installation.  How difficult is it to install.  I know that the cardboard glove box assembly will not be salvageable but I can get a new OER one.  Is it difficult to get in there and remove the OER one I have on now and how do you install the grab handle and glove box assembly?  Any help is appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 11:10:54 PM »

I managed to remove my original glove box without damaging it.... what's the issue?
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 06:30:25 PM »

I know this is not an answer to your question but could you explain the Thermo-vacuum molding process and where you had that done?

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 10:01:05 PM »

And the cost as well...
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 07:19:14 PM »

I got it done at Just Dashes.   You can google and go to there website.  It will show you a video of the process.   The cost will vary and it is not cheap if you include shipping.  It cost me $100 and that was with a discount and taking it in myself.  But, now, I won't have to massage the repop handle into the bezels or get that peeling and cracking that I got from the sprayed on can paint.  I managed to successfully install the handle and bezels.  However, one of the three clips at the bottom of the cardboard glove box torn off as I was screwing the door back in.  So I am waiting for another weekend to get the new box in.  A word of invaluable advise, if you want to avoid sweating bullets. Shocked  Make sure you mask around the gapping between the console and the glove box door.  It is real easy to scratch the metal either uninstalling or installing it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 07:25:33 PM »

I managed to remove my original glove box without damaging it.... what's the issue?
  Forgot to mention, that the one already installed has a broken clip from the first time the repop was installed.
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