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Hi - I've been slowly removing the bodywork in preparation for replacing the manual seat release cable - I've found where the PO stored their spare screws and frame tabs, and some mouse snacks. The metalwork under the battery tray was very rusty - so another job added.

One of the glovebox hinges was very loose, and the retaining plastic for the hinge screw had been snapped off (luckily also rattling around in the bottom).
I could glue this back on - but I,m guessing it wont be a strong join - any other solutions to fixing the metal bracket in place?
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broken hinge screw placement
broken hinge screw placement
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I don't think you have many options besides expoxy repair.
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Did you find the broken stud part? I have a glued repair that's held up for many years now. I used ABS glue (plumbers cement) which chemically welds the plastic (assuming yours is also ABS)

A repair for broken glove box hinge mounts
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ABS glue- great I'll try that, and maybe some epoxy type around the screw tab to re-enforce.
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You can use cotton and super bond. As cure is more heavy as new
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Cotton, like a piece of cloth?
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You can use cotton and super bond. As cure is more heavy as new
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Big_Shug wrote:
Cotton, like a piece of cloth?
As the one you purchase in a pharmacy😉
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I use it to repair plastic fuel tanks in old days Facepalm emoticon as it cure is very hard.

Here a YouTube video for example of use:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWbaLuY7v_k
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drill the center hole thru plastic insert a nice round head SS allen head screw and nut it from the inside
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Nice idea; if I fit a front rack you wouldnt see it.
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drill the center hole thru plastic insert a nice round head SS allen head screw and nut it from the inside
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Nice idea; if I fit a front rack you wouldnt see it.
or you could put a sticker over top the screw head as well
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