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Cup holders in a hot rod?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kevin Lee, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. Chris Cissel
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
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    Chris Cissel
    from Fresno Ca

    Check out He is a hamb alliance.member.
  2. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,351

    from Soquel, CA

    I like them too. You can tell how hard you corner by how far they swing out.:D

    Google bar bouy or caddie-bouy you can still buy them.

  3. sedanbob
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 110


    Not very HAMB friendly, but I bought two drop-in cupholders from a boat/RV dealer, then built a fiberglass frame to hold them.

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  4. Judd
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,894


    Red Green would be proud of you! I have to go by the refrigeration supply house in the morning think I'll get a cup holder for the Galaxie while I'm there.

    A friend got one out of some Toyota (Land Cruiser maybe) that screws under the dash and slides out for use. Works great in his 64 Nova.

  5. hoof22
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 530


    I make these out of harness leather...They snap on & off, so you can just mash 'em flat and put 'em under the seat. They come in a several colors.

    They're not for everybody, someone said they were a little too "S & M" looking...well all I got to say is "Whip me, bite me, beat me...but respect me."


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  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,974

    from Tampa, FL

    When you shut the door the drink spills out all over you. Dumbest place, ever, for a cup holder. Gary
  7. GARY T.
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    GARY T.
    from S.W. Pa

    I made mine from 3x2 1/2 exhaust reducers a can fits perfect in the 2 1/2 ' part (bottom) and a can with a cosy on it fits the 3" (upper) part,and any take-out coffee cup fits. Welded them to a flat piece that bolts to the floor & welded pieces between them for a little compartment for smokes,sunglasses,etc

    Tried to upload a pic,but no luck???
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    Well hell I'll add to a zombie post. I thought those 2 circles on the inside of the glovebox door were for cups.
  9. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 471

    from Walpole MA

    I made this one out of a couple of pieces of PVC pipe and a chunk of PVC trim. It's solvent welded together and faired in with a little epoxy
    It's mounted to the inside of the glove box door on my 40 Ford PU and slides inward to let the door close when it's not in use.

    I also added the circular style door check that limits the glovebox door opening to 90 degrees so it acts like a base for the beverage of choice.
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  10. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Da Tinman

  11. I leave a roll of duct tape on the floor, and the cup sits in that. When I'm done, the roll goes back under the seat, for its next use.
  12. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,748


    you left the "eat a donut/krystal" part:D
  13. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,835


    Pick line and I.V. Dangle it from the rearview mirror, you can probably get some used stuff at the local hospital for free.
  14. BINGO! label on or off both good.
  15. The only problem with the roll of duct tape is after you have had a couple too many adult beverages while your team is losing the AFC playoff game and your driving your buddy home who wont stop ribbing you cause his team won that roll of duct tape will somehow end up going thru the windshield. Happened in a blue 61 Ford van I owned in 1985.
  16. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
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    pug man
    from louisiana

    Man that is a great idea right there. Think I will have to make a few of those.....
  17. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,540


    I've seen them still being sold at the Boat Marina
  18. Colville
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 478


    I bought a VW cup holder basket deal that fits over the transmission hump. Just bent the bottom to fit in my olds. Works good for me. ImageUploadedByTJJ1365733214.208004.jpg

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  19. wendoverwill
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    Posts: 19


    Here is what I made for my F1.
  20. wendoverwill
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
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    Woops, No pics.

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  21. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    For summer use...once when facing a looong trip in an old car on a 100 degree day, I built a cool drink system: Insulated gallon jug of frozen lemonade strapped down on back seat, long hose forward with a wire hook to hold the end to dash within reach. At one point I nearly drowned...I had the hose in my mouth as I slammed the thing down from 80 to go into a toll booth. I think there was lemonade spouting out of both ears...
    Now, for future reference, I have a military canteen hose made for soldiers wearing gasmasks, long hose with a bite valve at the mouth end...I really like it when I get good tech from my tax dollars! Makes war seem really worthwhile!
  22. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    My significant other asked if she could use my truck. I told her yes. As long as you don't put your cup holder in it. I told her the suspension is stiff and you are going to need all the support you can get.

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  23. Poesrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
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    from Kentucky

    LMAO! Great visual.
  24. slychamp
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
    Posts: 164

    from Qc ca

    a reverse ABS toilet flange work for me:)

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  25. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
    from ct.

    I like those gimbaled cup holders out of boats, and most of them just slide into a little reciever, and if you are seriously worried about looks, you can put 'em under the seat.
  26. Here's one I made for my 40 PU, two used 1950's Offy pistons.

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  27. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    You could try one of these, I don't know about storing it under the seat or mounting it in the glove compartment tho. I here they're super expensive too.
    cup holder.jpg
  28. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    got this one from CGKid and we've never seen another one

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  29. In my roadster, 28 Model A, I could never find one that I was able to effectivly hide and still use. I found a long one, 12 inches, but narrow, at Pep boys. Holds 2 cups and is size adjustable. I mounted it to the floor just in front of the seat pan. If there is no cup in it it is almost invisible because of the black carpet
  30. 03GMCSonoma
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 251


    I don't have any pics but I took a piece of a landscape timber and cut a hole in it large enough to hold a large plastic glass. I sanded it and give it a coat of stain followed by a coat or two of polyurethane. This was set on the tunnel. For some reason I never spilled anything.
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