When I reassembled MY72BUG ( a 1972 SuperBeetle convertible) the glove compartment was one miserable little device to reinstall. The damnable thing was a real puzzle for the way the hinges worked and it had been a long time since I had taken them off in about 10 seconds flat. I recall the white compartment part coming after I had mounted the door and the trim ring being last. I gave up using the little plastic pop rivets and used some very short # 8 self tap screws instead. With the door closed you cannot tell they are there. One more thing - if you have not done it yet paint the glove compartment door the same colour as the car body. Carry the effect to the trim ring around the radio ( if you have one ) and the two little grills on either side of the speedometer. They are easy to remove on the ' 71. Look in the back and you can see some little metal tabs that come through from the grill. Straighten them with some needle nose pliers and pull them off from inside the car. With a nice black dash pad as a background the colour on the dash bits and the glove compartment will really spiff up the interior. I get a lot of comments on mine and it was one of the cheap and easy details that anyone can do. Good luck with the project. Dan ( MY72BUG) in Goderich
I'd rather have a partial bottle in front of me than a partial frontal lobotomy.