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1968guppy

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Installing grab handle and bezels
« on: May 03, 2013, 11:52:52 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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Re: Installing grab handle and bezels
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 04:10:54 AM »
I managed to remove my original glove box without damaging it.... what's the issue?
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Re: Installing grab handle and bezels
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 11:30:25 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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Re: Installing grab handle and bezels
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 03:01:05 AM »
And the cost as well...
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Re: Installing grab handle and bezels
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 12:19:14 AM »
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. :o  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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Re: Installing grab handle and bezels
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 12:25:33 AM »
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.