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Old 06-21-2015, 11:32 AM
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:39 AM
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Even if yours is set lower, you could also fabircate a bar pretty easy to make it catch. I got tired of locking stuff in the trunk and this made it a whole lot easier. I am not sure I even cut the leather to put it in. Marked the hole to match the size of the mechanism, drilled, inserted the mechanism and adjusted and it turned out great. Sometimes my door sticks a little, but that helps leave it in the unlocked position most of the time. When i want to lock it I have the keys out of the ignition.

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Old 06-22-2015, 08:31 AM
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Nice pics Phil, thanks.
I just took a couple of pics of my setup. I also took the catch mechanism off to see if my door would stay shut.; no way, it would open as soon as I give it 1/4 throttle ...lol.
I think I would probably relocate the catch mechanism/assembly
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The mounting looks like the exact same place. I removed the catch mechanism when I put the lock in. I toyed with that idea, but was afraid it would change the looks too much. You could just leave the key in with it in the locked position as the lock comes with two keys. Mine fits pretty tight so I cannot open it with just the resistance of the key. I was just hesitant to drill another hole for the pulling mechanism. I will have to look at how Superformance does it as I think they have a setup that works.

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Old 06-22-2015, 10:18 AM
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I just found this on line. I may add the pull tab.

You can get it here:

https://www.pro.tuffyproducts.com/p-...tton-lock.aspx


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Old 06-23-2015, 06:28 AM
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Yes Phil, you're right. I totally forgot or did not think it thoroughly. I definitely do not want to add a hole or mess up the look! I like the idea of fabricating a pull tab and adding to what you already have installed in you car. Then it would look just like the pics I saw on site that you provided. Although it is cheap enough as long as you don't get killed on shipping. I would buff it out though
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EDIT: Just looking at it again, they make this out of regular steel so it cant be polished. I would make an attempt to make it out of aluminum or SS so I could polish it to match the lock ring and the rest of the shiny stuff in the car
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I talked with the Tuffy folks who did not think either would work for our application. I think I will go the same way you are thinking and fabricate a pull tab.

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I wonder if a short black leather strap pull (piece of looped and sewn leather) could be punched at the end to be sandwiched between the glove box door and the outer key receiver. It could be just long enough to grab with your fingers to pull it open.
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Dan,

Great minds think alike as I was just thinking that. Getting a black strap and actually putting into the hole in the locking mechanism that goes through the dash. It should work great! I will post pics when done!

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This sounds good too. Are you going to put back the catch and catch receiver to the inside of the box? Now you wont have another hole on the out side and the catch will insure the door stays closed until you are ready to open it!
Yes, please post pics. Maybe consider making them and selling a few to those of us who would like the locking glove box
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Just found this, but I don't think it will look to hot in a Cobra.
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just ordered the sea dog lock, but i bought it on ebay and saved 5 bucks in shipping

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I actually ordered a new one after I damaged the first one in removing it to fit a strap in. Got a new one, put a black strap and it works. The Sea Dog works will with the ERA dash. You have to be carful not to enlarge the leather opening, but it can be easily done.

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I actually ordered a new one after I damaged the first one in removing it to fit a strap in. Got a new one, put a black strap and it works. The Sea Dog works will with the ERA dash. You have to be carful not to enlarge the leather opening, but it can be easily done.

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My lock came in today's mail.
Can you post the pics of the leather strap you made?
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The glove box lock from A.H. Spares LTD does not fit a Superformance Mark III. The glove box door is too thick for the lock.If anyone is looking for one contact me. 25% off list.
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Sorry gents on the lack of pics. The strap I had did not work so well so I think I will go back to making a pull tab. When I get it done, I will post pics.

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Sorry gents on the lack of pics. The strap I had did not work so well so I think I will go back to making a pull tab. When I get it done, I will post pics.

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What went wrong with the strap?
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What went wrong with the strap?
Ehhh, just as well. Personally, I've always catered to the strapless look....
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Davids 2 - I just put the strap between the hole for lock and the dash itself and it pulled loose. My dash fits a little tight. I am sure it will work, but i think I like the tab idea a little better.

Patrick - I tend to agree...But those things can be more expensive than Cobras!

Now I think I will give up for now and with all the rain in Ohio I am back to looking at Lemans hard tops.

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Yes, that would make sense since there is no meat holding it in place beside the outer chrome ring. I guess it is back to the tab!
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