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Glove Box Door

Post by 8424 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:04 pm

Would someone please measure the dimensions your 1947-51 120/140/140A glove box door? I get to make one.

If you happen to have one laying around that you would sell, I would be interested in that too.

The old ADF that was in the glove box opening is in the discard pile. I bought a glove box, but the home made door is actually smaller than the box!

Also, would you measure the depth (length) of the glove box? I may just make a new box as well. Mine appears to be home made. It's out of square.

Thanks!

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8424 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:50 pm

Sure would appreciate someone measuring your glove box door.

Thanks.

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8474 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:35 pm

I'm away at work Steve, but if no one gets back to you in the next 10 days I will do it then.

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8424 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:05 am

Thanks, Blaine. Appreciate it.

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8224 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:47 am

The dimensions are:

L = 12 1/2”
W = 6 1/4”
H = 4 7/8”

The box is all spot welded together and has a mounting flange of 1/2 X 1/2 inch angle spot welded on each side 1/2” back from the face.

I can send a picture but only by e mail, I don’t know how to send a picture on this forum.
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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8474 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:21 am

I think he is just looking for the dimensions of the door, not the actual box.

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 6643 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:21 am

8224 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:47 am
I don’t know how to send a picture on this forum.
How to post photos and attachments on this forum

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8424 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:48 pm

Thanks, Steve, for the box dimensions. Now all I need is the door dimensions, and I'll have everything I need.

No need to send the photo. Thanks for the offer.

Take care.

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8224 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:43 am

The door dimensions are:

H = 5 1/2”
W = 6 3/4”

The knob is 1/2” below the top and is in the center, located in a 1/2” depression. The hinge system is rather complex and only a picture could describe it adequately.

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Re: Glove Box Door

Post by 8424 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:51 pm

Thanks, Steve for the door info.

I've got the parts manual which shows the hinge in detail. I've seen a lot of parts for sale, but never a set of those hinges or the door they are attached to! I don't have the instrument cover panel assembly for either side, so I will be hinging the door from the bottom of the glove box with piano hinge. I had to do the same thing on my 1st C140. It actually works out pretty good, just not any where close to original!

I'm going to try to make a punch/die set out of hard wood to try to put the dimple in the door. I didn't think about the location of the dimple. You came thru in flying colors for me!

Thanks again.

P.S. I think we need to rename this association "Steve's Cessna 120-140 Association"...there are a lot of "Steve's" on here!

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