February 23, 2010 at 10:55 am #232892
I’ve reworked the dash on my BCW and I included a glove box like the original MGs.I’ve been looking for some shiney metal to trim the opening or the door itself. I’ve already tried chrome fender welt but it is too large in diameter and the sharpe bends cause it to pucker . The original MG trim is just too expensive and my door may not be exactly the same size.I thought about the old countertop trim that was used in houses several years ago but have not been able to find that either.Any sugesstions will be appreciated.
Dan R, I saw your dash in the photo gallery. Do you know what type trim is on it? It looked like it might work for my door .
Thanks for any help.February 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm #240682Steve CritesParticipant
I had some luck at an RV/camper dealer a few years ago. However when I went back recently for another project they mainly had vinyl edging, no more of the 50’s style metal edge molding. I’d try RV dealers first, then old time hardware stores (not the big box stores, they look at you like you’re nuts when you ask for metal edge molding.) I also thought about using the door glass wiper trim for 50’s trucks and cars. It has a nice small round edge that would look great for the glove box but they cost way too much to use for our purpose. I’ll be looking some more and if I find some you’ll be the first I contact. Good luck
RingoFebruary 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm #240683
Ringo, Thanks for the sugestions. Both seem like workable solutions. There is a small local auto/building glass shop here that just might have some of the window trim left from a auto window replacement.I’ll check them out.I had not thought of this but it just may solve the problem.February 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm #240684James CochranParticipant
These guys have the 1/8″ stuff. I have not found flexible slim trim like this in stores. This should take the bending without pucker.
Makes for a nice dress up. I am going to try some for my projects.
JamesFebruary 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm #240685
James, Thanks for the suggestion and the source. I have used this product with good results but did not know it was available in 1/8 ”.The great thing about this site is that you can get a lot of good ideas that would take forever to think of by yourself.
LarryFebruary 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm #240686Dan RosaParticipant
it is nothing special just pin stripe ! that you get at Advance auto !!! Dan RFebruary 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm #240687
Dan, Thanks for your reply. It’s amazing how much better you can see something once you know what it is.I just couldn’t make it out.
Ringo, I went by the glass shop and they gave me a short piece that was leftover from a previous job. I peeled the rubber off one side so it would not be so thick and it looks like it will work .
Thanks again to everyone who responded. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
LarryFebruary 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm #240688Richard WobbyParticipant
I’m in an airport in ohio, I’ve found myself busier than I wanted to be right now. But you have to make hay while the sun is shining. My goal is to play this summer so I’m trying to get work out of the way. But quickly on my Blackberry I searched for counter top or table molding and edging. Bunch of responses kicked up. I miss you guys be back with you all soon.February 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm #240689Montie HendersonParticipant
Hey Richard, what city in Ohio? I just got home from the Dayton airport..February 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm #240690Richard WobbyParticipant
Doing some work for a mining company in columbusJanuary 11, 2015 at 12:41 am #240691DerekParticipant
So I have been looking into the dash/glovebox trim more lately as I am trying to button up my dash and put another check on the list of to-dos. Right now I have polished stainless tape with the 1/8″ chrome trim and it works ok but the tape doesn’t stick to the wood so great on the corners. Also I have no way to do trim around the glovebox to close the gap from cutting out the door. On the original it has the screw in metal strip with a rolled edge and if I could find some lengths of that I would be good but I am having a tough time. Unless I want to lay down $200 for a repro of the original dash trim set.Any ideas where to find this stuff? I wouldn’t think that it would be terribly uncommon but I’m having a hard time finding anything besides DIY instructions with a press and correct tooling.January 11, 2015 at 9:55 am #240692KentTParticipant
Maybe the metal trim used for Formica in 50’s might work. Could be a bit stiff to work with on tight corners.
See if any of the links in that post look like they’d work.
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Slowly coming back from the ashes...January 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm #240693edward ericsonParticipant
Trouble is rolling a bead. Solution is maybe don’t roll one. Buy sheet stainless (or maybe stainless banding, like this) and tiny nails. Cut stainless strips the width of the glovebox door; nail them on. (or use some kind of glue, or both.) On the outside edge, where the bead would show, attach the stick-on chrome edge bead.
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