Very good Neil...
We seem to have hi-jacked your thread...
No lid on the glove compartment of my '76 so can't really help.
My +4 had a spring latch, as one might find on some cupboard doors. Never had a problem with that.
D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Sunny yellow 2 seat
'04 VW Polo TDI 1.4; '90 LR 90 SW