Crap glovebox hinges

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Crap glovebox hinges

Post by Gareth Wales » Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:21 pm

Has anyone found a solution to these very breakable hinges. Araldite works for a while but I was thinking towards a piano hinge or similar.

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Re: Crap glovebox hinges

Post by cavmad » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:35 pm

Gareth Wales wrote:Has anyone found a solution to these very breakable hinges. Araldite works for a while but I was thinking towards a piano hinge or similar.
Have you tried swearing? I did and it didn`t mend the glovebox hinges but it made feel better for about 3.7 seconds if that helps. No it doesn`t actually, does it? Sorry.
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Post by Nick » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:43 pm

Hi there,
After my glovebox landed in the footwell (speed humps to blame again) I found a mitre fixing kit hanging around in my tool box. I had it with the intention of finishing off the kitchen floor (a job still on the list to be completed).
It's basically a spray which you put on one surface, and super glue on the other and press togeather when the spray has dried. I think the spray acts as an activator to the super glue. This has been sucessfull for over 2 months. Both hinges had broken off cleanly so it had good mating surfaces for the glue to work.
Hope this helps.
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Post by AlanS » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:05 pm

I saw one where a set of bookleaf hinges had been used and self tappers put through the plastic but it kept coming loose. I stuck the hinges on with super glue (the heavy duty industrial stuff) and screwed the self tappers back up tight whilst it was still wet and to the best of my knowledge it's still holding.


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Post by DLM » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:01 pm

I've seen plenty around with metal hinges - they seem to work if applied with intelligence.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:26 pm

Small metal hinges, self tappers, glassfibre, piano hinges, zip ties, I have seen all of these employed with varying degrees of success.
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