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LM glove box door question
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: December 05, 2018 02:45PM

Any tips on getting the glove box door to open when the latch is pushed in. I see a spring on the hinge, is that replaceable or is there an easier way to correct.
Jeff

Wildomar,Ca

1965 Corsa Hard Top
!965 Corsa Convertible
1968 Monza 140 Convertible 4 speed
1966 435 HP Crown
1986 Buick GN

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: December 05, 2018 02:53PM

I have been able to open them like that by lightly pounding with the side of my fist at top of door while pushing button in



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/2018 02:54PM by solo2r.

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Re: LM glove box door question
Date: December 05, 2018 02:59PM

The latch plate on the upper dashboard panel is usually bent down slightly which does not allow the "finger" assembly to clear.

Pulling it just pushes the metal down even more.

Use a L shaped tool in the opening to move the latch plate up slightly with the door pushed forward.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: December 05, 2018 03:08PM

Sorry for the misunderstanding; I can get it open with the aid of my other hand but I would like it to pop open once I push the lock in.

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: December 05, 2018 03:15PM

gnrand Wrote:
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> Sorry for the misunderstanding; I can get it open
> with the aid of my other hand but I would like it
> to pop open once I push the lock in.


Once you get the door open. I would suggest removing the cardboard glove box to allow access from behind while you are adjusting the latch to once again work. Once you have everything adjusted to your satisfaction, reinstall the cardboard glove box.

Be patient, take your time, don't force anything.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:24PM

If the spring isn't broken... clean and lube all.

Any spring can be replaced..

Could you post a pic?





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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:50PM

Its a PITA to get it right, at least for me. You want it tight enough so that when you depress the button so it comes toward when the button. Too loose and it will just relatch, too tight and it won't come toward you when you press the button. I'm more than ready to hear an easier way.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: December 05, 2018 05:30PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> If the spring isn't broken... clean and lube
> all.
>
> Any spring can be replaced..
>
> Could you post a pic?

I have tried to post pics with not success. I have tried to follow the instructions but no luck. My turbo Buick site no problem but I can't seem to get the size correct. Kind of pisses me off

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 05, 2018 05:33PM

Start a new Topic "Attach test".... then we'll figure how to do it on your machine

Tell us what you have... what operating system...





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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: vairTer ()
Date: December 06, 2018 07:21PM

I recently had to struggle with this issue. My solution was:

(1) bend the metal frame at the location of the adjustable catch plate (the region of the frame in the vicinity of the 2 screws used to adjust the catch plate position) as high as it will go. It is likely that it has been bent down in the past when someone applied pressure on the door to force it open...as will happen again in the future.

(2) after the catch plate is bent up high, adjust the catch plate towards the front of the car until it just gets the door to look like it's closed (the door should be resting on rubber bumpers at the upper corners-if they're missing, you won't be able to make any satisfactory adjustments). You don't want to push the catch plate too far forward or the button will not be able to disengage the spring-loaded hook enough to release the door. There is a very narrow sweet spot.

Good luck.

1966 Monza PG convertible
Ventura County, CA

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: December 07, 2018 05:42AM

vairTer Wrote:
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> I recently had to struggle with this issue. My
> solution was:
>
> (1) bend the metal frame at the location of the
> adjustable catch plate (the region of the frame in
> the vicinity of the 2 screws used to adjust the
> catch plate position) as high as it will go. It
> is likely that it has been bent down in the past
> when someone applied pressure on the door to force
> it open...as will happen again in the future.
>
> (2) after the catch plate is bent up high, adjust
> the catch plate towards the front of the car until
> it just gets the door to look like it's closed
> (the door should be resting on rubber bumpers at
> the upper corners-if they're missing, you won't be
> able to make any satisfactory adjustments). You
> don't want to push the catch plate too far forward
> or the button will not be able to disengage the
> spring-loaded hook enough to release the door.
> There is a very narrow sweet spot.
>
> Good luck.
Thank you, I will give it a try. Sounds like I need to have a few beers on hand during this procedure.

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: December 07, 2018 01:41PM

In my experience, this is probably the nastiest adjustment problem that a LM owner can ever face. But as nasty as it is without a/c, it's even worse with a factory a/c car. The glove box removal is key to having access to the offending latch plate, yet to remove the glove box on an a/c car requires evacuation of the system and removal of the evaporator core from under the dash. Thus any way of opening the door from the front is of particular importance.

I just cringe any time I encounter this problem, and over the years have damaged or destroyed too many a dash and/or glove box door/lock in trying to open it. It's why I always make absolutely sure it operates perfectly before I install an a/c system. Is there anyone who makes a tool to do so?

-Mark

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 07, 2018 04:23PM

I used my original bumpers as they were still OK although a bit hard. I was wondering is the lack of springiness with old is part of the problem. Has anyone noticed any improvement with fresh rubber.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 07, 2018 04:41PM

Most likely... go to your local HdWre store... in the small boxes with bolts washers, etc.





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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 07, 2018 04:55PM

Support our Corvair vendors. They have the bumpers/stops.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: December 08, 2018 01:27PM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> I used my original bumpers as they were still OK
> although a bit hard. I was wondering is the lack
> of springiness with old is part of the problem.
> Has anyone noticed any improvement with fresh
> rubber.

YES: the proper bumpers are the key to easy operation.

John Shoemaker,Riegelsville,PA.
1958 Impala Sport Cp. 348 ,pg/ac
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Monza 110/PG Vert
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
66 CorV8 350 "firevair"Custom Show




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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: December 08, 2018 02:57PM

Replacement rubber bumpers are inexpensive and available through the vendors who support us. Here is a link from the Cark's website for theirs. [www.corvair.com]

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: LM glove box door question
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 08, 2018 03:12PM

X2thumbs up

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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