What do you do if your an originality freak and the elastic on your glove box door liner is in pieces? The elastic is no longer available and certainly new elastic can be bought, but it is just not quite the same pattern as the original.
I've totally restored the actual glove box and previously posted my restoration photos bt one is included below. The flocking of the box came out very nice, but now what to do about the elastic.
For those who do not know, the elastic band has three positions. One to hold the glycerin bottle, one to hold a box of replacement fuses, and the largest section is for car registration papers.
My solution was to go on the hunt for an original glove box door with 50+ year old elastic that is still good. That's the Hatfield Theory of Elasticity!
And, after several years of searching I found one!
I thought I would just use the new complete new liner, but when it arrived, it was slightly different in color (lighter) than my original. Must have been for a car with a different color upholstery than the Fawn vinyl in Miss April.
Solution: Surgically remove the good elastic and put it on my original door liner.
Result: Complete success!! This will be fun to glue on the door. Right now it's to cold in the unheated garage (lows in the 30's and highs in the 40's) so I'm patiently waiting for Spring.
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