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Why does the glove box door on my '67 open when I hit bumps?

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Old 07-12-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default Why does the glove box door on my '67 open when I hit bumps?

I mean, everything seems tight and screwed down. And why do the "limit" rods come out of the holes in the frame in the process? Am I missing a part?
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Not near my car but IIRC there are rubber grommets that are supposed to catch the rod hooks.... at least on my 63. Sounds like your door latch needs tweaking.
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simple latch adjustment with spacer. yes, rubber grommets, if in place adjust the arms.
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I looked in one of my supply catalogs and it didn't show much. I live near LI Corvette Supply and will look at their catalog, thanks for the replies.
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You can also bend the limit rods slightly downwards at the hook ends so that they engage more securely.

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Bumps? You drive over bumps?




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I mean, everything seems tight and screwed down. And why do the "limit" rods come out of the holes in the frame in the process? Am I missing a part?
On my '65 I tried bending the latch a bit and it snapped off. Got a new one and put two washers under latch and it works perfectly. I also put some graphite lock oil into the mechanism and now it's very easy to open and close. The striker slides in and out much easier.
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simple latch adjustment with spacer. yes, rubber grommets, if in place adjust the arms.
This is also the way I fixed mine. Put a small spacer under the chrome catch at the top of the inside of the glovebox. It lowered the catch enough to hold tight.
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This is also the way I fixed mine. Put a small spacer under the chrome catch at the top of the inside of the glovebox. It lowered the catch enough to hold tight.
Yes, there are grommets for the rods and there are also rubber bumpers. On our 65, it takes a little force to push the door into latched position. Once closed, the door is quite snug. You might also try adjusting the fore-aft adjustment of the catch tab.

The fix suggested above, i.e., washers or spacers to drop the catch down as well as tweaking the rods a bit are also good recommendations.

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LI's and Dr. Rebuilds are must have catalogs for part description and pictures. JMHO
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I looked in one of my supply catalogs and it didn't show much. I live near LI Corvette Supply and will look at their catalog, thanks for the replies.
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