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1947 Chrysler New Yorker, Glove Box Material


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A friend of mine owns a 1947 Chrysler New Yorker 4-door sedan ( I think it is a '47). He repainted some of his dash and did a nice job. Looking at his glove box door he can still detect a slight warp along the top inner seam (he had to point it out to me before I could notice). He believes that the door is made of plastic, possibly attached to aluminum. When restoring the door there was a shallow burn mark that he repaired with some body filler. Questions:

1- Is this glove box door made of plastic?

2- Are there any accepted methods for taking out a slight warp without making it even worse? (I was thinking heat). I recommended that he leave it alone and not point it out to anyone.

 

Photo is attached: the dirt marks on the door are from when my friend touched it with sweaty hands ... it was hot last Sunday

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Edited by Roadmaster71
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6 hours ago, Joe Cocuzza said:

I would leave it alone as the majority of these doors (plastic) are cracked.

If you start to mess with it you might make it worse or crack it.

That's just my opinion - from experience.

Thanks, Joe!

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I have a ‘48 Windsor, and Mine is cracked as well! Yours looks great, I’d Lea it well enough alone! You can’t find one in good shape anymore. I’m talking with a friend that does 3D printing to see if it’s something he can print. 

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5 minutes ago, LRudyD said:

I have a ‘48 Windsor, and Mine is cracked as well! Yours looks great, I’d Lea it well enough alone! You can’t find one in good shape anymore. I’m talking with a friend that does 3D printing to see if it’s something he can print. 

If he can please let me know!!

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