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Old 11-24-2012, 09:14 PM
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Default Glove box eliminator ??

Has anybody eliminated their glove boxes ? I know that the inner is plastic and I have done a little research on plastic welding, but I obviously want it done right. Any ideas or people to contact ?

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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heck no, wayyyyy to useful to do that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:51 PM
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heck no, wayyyyy to useful to do that.
I guess comin' off a light weight bar hopper i've learned to travel light, saddlebags provide plenty of storage for me. Wanna get rid of glove boxes to make room for speakers. I have seen plenty of rg's with speakers in the inner, but i don't want to have the same thing everybody else has, I guess I feel a need to be different. (maybe that's why it took so long to sell the last bike !)
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I did not eliminate mine but I did section them. I cut about two inces off of the bottom eliminating the awkward angle and replaced it with a flat bottom. For the bottom I got some abs plastic and heated it up to make it plyable enough to shape the new bottom. Once it was cooled I used some two pat epoxy to glue the new bottoms in place. I was left with a glove box that was about two inches deep and perfectly shaped to hold a pair of glasses, phone, wallet, really anyting you would want to place in there. By doing this I was left with plenty of room for the enormous magnets on the back of my 6.5" Boston Accoustic drivers.

BTW the ABS sheet plastic is available in bulk but I just went to Hobby Lobby and purchased an ABS plastic stepping stone mold. It was cheap, easy and affordable.

I dont have any pics of the final but here are a couple of the mocko up.
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Here is a pic of the abs plastic stepping stone mold I used to make new glove box bottoms. A heat gun would have been ideal to heat up the plastic but I don't have on so I used a torch. btw plastic smells awfull when on fire...

I also made a couple rings out of oak that were epoxied to the inside of the fairing to reinforce the spaker mounting area and give me something secure to screw the speakers to. These speakers are so heavy I felt that a little extra structure would be a good idea.
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I forgot the name of the company might be hard ride audio, maybe, but they make 4 speakers that fit perfectly in the glovebox. It eliminates your glovebox.
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Laxin is referring to Hard Ride Audio's Road Glide 6 pack- two fully assembled glove box pods with two 4" Polk Audio coaxial speakers and two 1" PEI dome adjustable tweeters with crossovers.

http://www.hardrideaudio.com/hra/pro...e-six-pac.aspx
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Laxin is referring to Hard Ride Audio's Road Glide 6 pack- two fully assembled glove box pods with two 4" Polk Audio coaxial speakers and two 1" PEI dome adjustable tweeters with crossovers.

http://www.hardrideaudio.com/hra/pro...e-six-pac.aspx
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Thanks guys for all the response. I want to erase all evidence of a glovebox ever being there, maybe I should talk to a body shop or custom car shop.
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