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post #21 of 125 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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agreed. this is the absolute best solution to a glove box out there.
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Very cool! I think Tesla Roadster started covering theirs as well.

Any chance of a lock?


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Very cool! I think Tesla Roadster started covering theirs as well.

Any chance of a lock?


Thanks, alp.
No lock at this point. Lock usually adds some weight. I am still brainstorming how to add it on.
This glovebox is more like for storage usage instead of security usage.

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Thanks, alp.
No lock at this point. Lock usually adds some weight. I am still brainstorming how to add it on.
This glovebox is more like for storage usage instead of security usage.
I saw the Tesla version last weekend. IIRC, the lock is on the left side of the glove box opening.

Maybe this can inspire you. Here's a borrowed picture from peakoilgarage.com:



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I saw the Tesla version last weekend. IIRC, the lock is on the left side of the glove box opening.

Maybe this can inspire you. Here's a borrowed picture from peakoilgarage.com:




Good information. I will look into it. Thank you!
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wow...these designs just keep getting better and better...
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Very nicely done!
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So are you actively selling these now or are they still in prototype form? I may be interested...
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I had a similar solution built by the guys that did my interior. Similar concept - just flips down and attaches via velcro. Perfect solution.

All done in black alcantara to match the rest of the custom interior.
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How do I order one?

My car both sucks and blows.




Now with added all natural smoky goodness!
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I just wanted to comment on the glove box. I ordered and received one about a month ago. Unfortunately, I've been negligent in posting a follow up for everyone.

LotuShii shipped immediately upon receiving my payment, and I got the package shortly thereafter, professionally packaged and completely intact. The installation instructions were clear and easily followed.

One thing that I want to note is that the instructions call for removing the A/C controls, but I found that I did not need to do so, and could easily tuck the self-adhesive velcro underneath with some gentle nudging with a flat edged screwdriver. Total installation time for me was 10 minutes from when I opened the door to my car.

The cover looks absolutely great, especially for the price. The parts are all high quality and the fitment is very good.

I do experience intermittent stubbornness from my door from time to time when I open it. I can't just gently press it and have it pop open, but I need to tap it a bit forcefully. This is not, by any means, a big issue in the slightest, but just a quirk, perhaps pertaining only to my install.

All in all, I can easily recommend this to anyone.

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I just wanted to comment on the glove box. I ordered and received one about a month ago. Unfortunately, I've been negligent in posting a follow up for everyone.

LotuShii shipped immediately upon receiving my payment, and I got the package shortly thereafter, professionally packaged and completely intact. The installation instructions were clear and easily followed.

One thing that I want to note is that the instructions call for removing the A/C controls, but I found that I did not need to do so, and could easily tuck the self-adhesive velcro underneath with some gentle nudging with a flat edged screwdriver. Total installation time for me was 10 minutes from when I opened the door to my car.

The cover looks absolutely great, especially for the price. The parts are all high quality and the fitment is very good.

I do experience intermittent stubbornness from my door from time to time when I open it. I can't just gently press it and have it pop open, but I need to tap it a bit forcefully. This is not, by any means, a big issue in the slightest, but just a quirk, perhaps pertaining only to my install.

All in all, I can easily recommend this to anyone.



Thanks for your comments, BullRider. I am glad that you like it.
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I'm interested in one, are these still available?
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Wow, very nice! I'm also interested in one. Do you still sell them?
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Looks very good btw !

i would probally suggest having a lock alternative product if you plan to sell .
Maybe you could Build a analogue clock into it
and a cup holder ?
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FYI the OP has a FS thread on TOF if you're interested. I believe there is a group-buy currently...
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What is TOF? Another Lotus forum? I'm new here.
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Got mine in record time! Of course, I live in the same state, so that is cheating some.

The only complaint I would have is that it took me 50% longer than quoted, 7.5 minutes versus the 5 stated because I am an idiot I couldn't figure out to pull down then out on the AC surround. Otherwise, painless. Strips were cut AND labeled correctly for the install and the whole thing has not rattled or shifted since I installed it. I really like the clean look it adds to the interior and it matches my black interior perfectly. Even the packaging was quality.

Overall, if the whole Elise would have been made by Lotushii, it wouldn't rattle and work right the first time.

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