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post #1 of 12 Old 10-13-2020, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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glovebox compartment ideas

hey guys, i'm in the middle of a complete tear-down, clean-up, and rebuild of my dash. i got everything pulled out and cleaned up or painted (both, mostly), and it's all looking good, except i just really don't want to put the stock glovebox back in there. I've never really cared for it or used it (i have a tuffy center console). i'm just looking for some ideas on what you guys have done instead of putting the stock back in. obviously the tuffy glovebox is a good route, but i'd rather not spend the money on that. i was thinking about just cutting a piece of sheetmetal to put in behind the dash to cover the hole, but that seems a little boring.

any good ideas out there?

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-13-2020, 12:23 PM
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I believe @bgredjeep had a good DIY one I really digged.

I deleted mine altogether so I have no experienced input... I've seen ammo canisters used.

What was wrong with the stock one though? For something that was that far away from the driver, I found it adequate for my insurance and ownership and a pen and notepad. I went the "boring" route (see below). But have a HUGE Smittybilt center console that fits EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. (Toe and hand warmers, winch controller, OBA connects, flashlights, butane bottles x2 and associated torch oven for cooking, deck of cards, voltometer etc etc). It also works nicely with my seats.
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Have you maybe looked into an under seat securing tuffy? Much easier to reach from the seat of your pants than the OEM location imo

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Here's what I did for mine.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...e-box-3961217/

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so to be clear - nothing is wrong with my stock one, i just don't like it or use it, and i don't want to put it back in. i already have a tuffy center console, so i also don't need it. i might end up getting a tuffy glove box just because i like the look, but i'm not sure i want to spend the money on that.

bgred, yours looks pretty cool!
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You could always drop in a huge Lowrance. #racecar

Lol

My ammo can has really worked out great. I keep my insurance and registration in there, along with a tire pressure guage (2 actually), a lipo jump box, and some fuses. I've also stuffed a light jacket in there a couple times after warning up to the point I didn't need it on.

It's way more useful than the tiny factory box, and sealed from the elements on top of that.


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I put in a smittybilt glovebox. I did the cost calculation and buy that much steel and the hassle of doing the work wsn't worth the price when the smitty was on sale. The only problem with the smitty design is there is plenty of room left to make it another 1.5" deeper and if you made it into two levels you could make the top level go back another 4" as there is plenty of room behind the dash. I also miss having the OEM easy access ledge.

However having a lock is nice so nobody goes through my glovebox. If i feel like it I'll modify the smitty at some point
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However having a lock is nice so nobody goes through my glovebox.
Huh. Never knew the stock glove boxes never came with a locking mechanism.

Mine did. And keyed to the ignition key and hard doors

As flimsy as the plastic was though, not like it would take more than 10 seconds with a pry bar to bust it open.

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Good place for a 120V true-sine inverter, the transmitter ‘box’ for a cobra remote CB, and your Blue Sea Systems auxiliary fuse box.

[size=3]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
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I put in a smittybilt glovebox. I did the cost calculation and buy that much steel and the hassle of doing the work wsn't worth the price when the smitty was on sale. The only problem with the smitty design is there is plenty of room left to make it another 1.5" deeper and if you made it into two levels you could make the top level go back another 4" as there is plenty of room behind the dash. I also miss having the OEM easy access ledge.

However having a lock is nice so nobody goes through my glovebox. If i feel like it I'll modify the smitty at some point
any issues with the paint coming off? seems to be a common gripe in online reviews.
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It's just paint.

Rattle can it up.

Smitty's paint and "powder coat" are well known issues with their products (among others).

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any issues with the paint coming off? seems to be a common gripe in online reviews.

so far no issues but its still young. only 5 months installed
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