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Cup holders

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brokenspoke, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


    Found an example of those kick-ass cupholders on ebay
    Kind of pricey, but it gives you an idea and a part number if interested. A trip to the local wrecking yard with a sawzall might be cheaper and a lot more gratifying cutting a "luxury" automobile dash to ribbons.
  2. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    I like the ideas of a connecting rod or finned oil filter housing that would swing back into or under the dash.
  3. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335


    Look to boats for inspiration. They use holders that swivel to stay upright:



    Or this:


    Maybe this would look good in the center console of your custom:


    I tried searching for a photo of the old 1950s underdash bar dispenser units. I forget what they were called, but it allowed you to make mixed drinks from the dash of your car -- available from Almquist, Pep Boys, and similar accessory places.
  4. airkooled
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
    Posts: 703

    from Royal Oak

    Man I haven't posted here in a long time. But I felt I should weigh in with my vast cupholder experience.

    The Saab ones suck. My wife had a 9-3, maybe like a 2002. The cupholder is too weak to hold anything but a half empty Coke can. Too much splashing and such. Seems like it's gonna break off. Not to mention your drink splashed on the CD player.

    I like the wire swinging boat ones. I pulled some out of the U-Pull-It yard at 8 and Hoover in Detroit. They have boats and motorcycles occasionally. That must have been a $2 investment. Plus they're very patina-rich.

    That said, the wire VW one is really nice too. I have one, bought from for like $20. Comes in chrome and maybe black and white. Looks old, and suits the purpose very nicely. You gotta check out that sight for tons of cheap bits and bobbles.
  5. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


    Thanks for the input on the SAAB ones airkooled. This is good information to find out before springing for a set - because I like the design engineering so much, I might have to make my own set out of scavenged metal. I would feel less streetrodder that way.
  6. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,766

    41 C28

    cup holder suggestion

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  7. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,683

    Bruce Lancaster
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  8. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267


    how about a decent sized piston upside down and grind out the extra pin material so a cup would fit?

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