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Old 02-22-2011, 05:20 PM
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Z3 Euro Glove Box...

Anyone tried installing the Euro Glove Box?

From what I can tell, the brackets that are welded onto the beam that go across behind the dash keep the box from fitting up inside on the american cars.

Anyone tried this? Not really a fan of cutting on the cars, so I may find myself cutting on the glove box.

Any input
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:36 PM
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I never heard of this. Any pics?
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:09 PM
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I followed up in this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48550

Essentially I am continuing the same thread.

Ironically, I am doing so with the actual parts that were passed around by the members previously.

Granted its been 5 years or more, but I am back at it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:48 AM
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I finished this install. I think it looks good.

It doesn't rattle or squeak, and the storage capacity really isn't that much smaller than the US version.

The only downside is that its not vinyl covered, but its also not as noticeable.

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same

it looks strangly streamlined.
think it looks great.
t must be smaller inside??
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it looks strangly streamlined.
think it looks great.
t must be smaller inside??
m
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... and the storage capacity really isn't that much smaller than the US version...
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:34 PM
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This is the original design of the dash.

It matches up with the door panels.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:47 PM
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I finished this install. I think it looks good.

It doesn't rattle or squeak, and the storage capacity really isn't that much smaller than the US version.

The only downside is that its not vinyl covered, but its also not as noticeable.

The US version isn't small enough for ya?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:54 PM
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The US version isn't small enough for ya?
I never put anything in the glove box anyway because it would just make it squeak louder.

So this box holds more than the US box if you ask me!
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Sure looks a hell of a lot better.
Having that much extre knee room would be nice for our upcomming trip to Death Valley.
How much are they going for?
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Really? I think it looks weird and cheap. No offense.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:17 PM
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Really? I think it looks weird and cheap. No offense.
Yeah, the Euro stuff is just the bare plastic like the regular Z3 center console.

The US parts are covered in vinyl, kinda like the M center console is leather covered.

The box would look more at home in a non-M where the extra leather thickness doesn't make the box stand out so much.

I am probably going to re-cover it in black leather eventually, but its been sitting in the box for years.

I am just glad that I finally put it to use.

Although it only looks wierd to you because you aren't used to it. This is the glove box that was designed for the Z3.

The US box was clearly an afterthought as it is very poorly supported and just seems tacked on like cheap wood trim.

We all have our opinions.
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The best part of the Euro glove-box is that you don't really see it at all.

Here is the typical view:

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The best part of the Euro glove-box is that you don't really see it at all.

Here is the typical view:

I agree with you there, and the leather covering would more than anything put you mind to rest but would barley be visable. Like the look.
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