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 Posted: 02-12-2006 12:47 am
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Mark Rosenbaum

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Kingman, Arizona USA
Posts: 532
Jay, yours looks like a previous owner cobbled something together after suffering a glove box collapse of some sort.  Gary's is typical for a MkII car, and it's my understanding that the MkI cars are similar save for a plastic front panel.

As far as I know, replacement glove box cardboard is not available, but you can fabricate one yourself using a sheet of poster board or matte board.  The original material was about 0.093" thick, while most poster boards are around 0.063", so strength would suffer a bit, but the folds could be reinforced with duct tape.  The lining was originally a faux suede of some sort.

The glove box pivots on a cross rod that mounts to the cardboard, and there should be one or two straps attached to the forward sides to limit downward movement when the box is opened.