Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Latch for glovebox

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Latch for glovebox

    On my '76 TR6, the glovebox is nearly impossible to open. (The wood around the top edge is damaged where the DPO frequently used a screwdriver or other metal object to pry it open while the latch-button was depressed.) I have seen some pictures of some cars where the latch has a small finger hook at the bottom to facilitate opening. Why doesn't my car have that?
    The light switch has a light spring on it that is depressed when the door is closed to break the circuit to the bulb. I wonder if this spring was originally strong enough to push the door open against the pressure of the finger pushing the latch-button in the opposite direction.
    In any case, I need a solution. Anybody got any help for me?
    Thanks in advance! Also, I apologize if there are old threads on this topic. I'm having trouble getting the search function to work well.
    Ocularsharp

    1976 Pimento/Black
    Minilites
    37K orig miles

  • #2
    Originally posted by Ocularsharp View Post
    On my '76 TR6, the glovebox is nearly impossible to open. (The wood around the top edge is damaged where the DPO frequently used a screwdriver or other metal object to pry it open while the latch-button was depressed.) I have seen some pictures of some cars where the latch has a small finger hook at the bottom to facilitate opening. Why doesn't my car have that?
    The light switch has a light spring on it that is depressed when the door is closed to break the circuit to the bulb. I wonder if this spring was originally strong enough to push the door open against the pressure of the finger pushing the latch-button in the opposite direction.
    In any case, I need a solution. Anybody got any help for me?
    Thanks in advance! Also, I apologize if there are old threads on this topic. I'm having trouble getting the search function to work well.
    Ocularsharp

    1976 Pimento/Black
    Minilites
    37K orig miles
    Ocular...--- In no particular order to answer your post: I believe Triumph was following the safety regs in the US when eliminating the finger pull on the glovebox door.

    The spring in the plunger that helps to open the door can become weak over time. To assist in the opening I added a short length of compression spring to the plunger, the last coil crimped to stay put.

    The spring was not so strong that it interfered with the door alignment with the rest of the dash wood.

    Dick

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks, Dick! Good looking solution.
      I also found a thread that directed me to a TR-4 finger pull that could be another solution.
      Man, I love this site.
      Ocularsharp

      Comment


      • #4
        Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1185.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	272.0 KB
ID:	518645

        Ordered the chromed finger-pull from TRF. I liked the look of it, used to have one on my TR4.

        Their part number is 609463, price is $6.50.

        I had to use a spinning drill bit to trim open the wood around the regular lock- very, very carefully I cut out the opening so as not to damage the wood dash panel.
        Walt
        CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
        poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

        Comment


        • #5
          There is a tab on the top left edge inside of the glove box that has a little round black rubber pad about the size of a worn eraser. The tab can be bent out to exert pressure on the lid, then when you push the lock button it pops out a bit. I can take a picture if you like. Check your glove box, you probably have at least the tab and maybe the pad has fallen off. Wouldn’t take much to make a pad if you have the tab.
          Last edited by lfmTR4; 01-04-2019, 07:27 PM.
          I72 Pimento w/overdrive

          Comment


          • #6
            Added a finger tab to mine.

            Have a short piece of rubber hose to serve as the light plunger spring, and the stopper tab on the left is long gone on my dash.

            One day I will fix the door misalignment, and install that stopper tab, which tr6easyrider sent me a year or so ago! (Thanks man!)
            '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
            Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
            Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
            Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
            Redlines always.
            My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

            Comment


            • #7
              I added a finger-pull from TRF to my '74 as well
              Derek McAllister
              Toronto
              ’74 Sapphire blue CF22200U

              Comment

              Latch for glovebox

              Collapse

              Search

              Collapse

              There are no results that meet this criteria.

              6-Pack Statistics

              Collapse

              Topics: 37,818   Posts: 473,413   Members: 8,179   Active Members: 285
              Welcome to our newest member, ralittle4.

              Upcoming Events

              Collapse

              Working...
              X