Type 4 Glovebox liner. Replaced using Porsche 944 glovebox.

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Type 4 Glovebox liner. Replaced using Porsche 944 glovebox.

Post by Stevosquare » 22nd December 2020 - 8:55pm

I thought this may help someone.

I’m all for originality but my 412 glovebox was trashed.

Having no luck with a replacement I found an old 944 glovebox in my shed.

With only a little trimming with a Dremel this thing fitted a treat. It’s pretty much the same height and fits perfectly behind the dash. It looks like it was made for the Type 4 now!

I’m working on converting a factory dash knob to hold the cable , so I just pull it and the bonnet pops.


Can’t notice anything sticking out underneath when the glovebox is closed. Doesn’t foul any hoses or wiring and as a bonus you can fit more junk in. I know my glovebox lid needs adjusting - the 944 liner doesn’t fowl the lid.
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1973 S.A 412 LE Variant red.
1972 U.S Karmann Ghia Coupé (Type 14)
1972 S.A 412 LE Variant Blue.

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Re: Type 4 Glovebox liner. Replaced using Porsche 944 glovebox.

Post by Rob 400e » 24th December 2020 - 8:58am

Nice piece of inovation!
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Re: Type 4 Glovebox liner. Replaced using Porsche 944 glovebox.

Post by 937carrera » 24th December 2020 - 10:21pm

That's really good to know, I assume it was from an early 944, so 924 might also be an option ?

Looks like you have been busy painting the dash too
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Re: Type 4 Glovebox liner. Replaced using Porsche 944 glovebox.

Post by Stevosquare » 24th December 2020 - 11:26pm

937carrera wrote:
24th December 2020 - 10:21pm
That's really good to know, I assume it was from an early 944, so 924 might also be an option ?

Looks like you have been busy painting the dash too
It was from an ‘87 944 S. So oval dash.

Just takes a few templates to get the shape exactly right against the dash. And if I happen to find a good glovebox liner it’s all reversible.

Yes I thought I’d give it a go. 🙂
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1973 S.A 412 LE Variant red.
1972 U.S Karmann Ghia Coupé (Type 14)
1972 S.A 412 LE Variant Blue.

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