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Hot Rods drink holders

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by revkev6, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,579


    Just get one of these

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  2. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
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  3. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,143


    Well you and I have had similar youthful experiences ( I did read the second book by the way Lance I think loaned me a copy) so while you and I have juggled a "drink" or two most of these guys have not I am sure. :rolleyes: :D

    Reminds me of a story, in our ill spent youth my little brother and I were out enjoying a Friday evening in his '64. Late we were headed to our place and he kept handing me is drink and saying hold this. Finally I turned the dome light on and found that he was driving with his hand over one of his eyes, said he was seeing double. So I decided it was time for me to try and drive so he could hold his own damned drink. I guess he could have used a cup holder. :D

    I used to have one of these, it had rubber on the bottom and it was fairly heavy. You could set it on the seat the dash or the floor and it worked perfect. Although the dash only worked well when you were cruising the interstate. ;)

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  4. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
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    The follow up article will be how to install P.R.T.
  5. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,683

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    I've actually purchased a commercial PRT for the '32 truck. Important to hang the top where you won't make a mistake while groping for your cup holder in traffic.
    Hey! I could pour my coffee right down the PRT as I pull out of the Dunkin Donuts, and save a lot of lost motion. And I wouldn't need the cup holer any more, cup could go right to rolling around on the floor!
    Hmmm...and now I want an authentic WWII cup holder from an SBD or something. Damn this board.
  6. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,539


    They are hard to use in a open cockpit
  7. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,418


    I tried the roll of duct tape on the floor trick
    car rode so stiff it shook all the coffee out of the cup before I had a chance to drink any
    later that same day I grabbed a bottle of water and held that between my legs
    it lasted just about as long
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2015
  8. pgj
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 123

    from aurora co.

    I have a single cup holder from the local cheepie auto parts store velcroed in my center console just drive with the lid open when needed (every morning!) Saw a custom console with a 58 chevy tail light bezel used for a holder.
  9. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
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  10. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 752


    I use my old boot on the passenger seat. It's insulated and beat up looking like my car and truck. works great.
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  11. ghornbostel
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
    Posts: 131


    Here's mine in the OT Hotrod Sports Car. Its on the back side of the glove box door.


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  12. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 5,943

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Greg, that's pretty smooth!
  13. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,859

    Buddy Palumbo

    It sure is . TR-3 , I assume ??

    Yours is pretty damn neat , gts225
  14. 34cupholder.jpg I liked the 65 chevy tailight idea so much I blew $5 on one at the local swap meet today. I love the idea of a lighted cup holder!
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2015
  15. hotrod1948
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 361

    from Milton, WI

    I got one of these also, but I had to take it back, the wife (now ex) had no sense of humor.
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  16. Late model Toyota Highlander SUV has a nice center console in the rear seat with a couple cupholders and a storage compartment. Happened to ride in one a while back.
  17. Doctorterry
    Joined: Sep 12, 2015
    Posts: 671


    6 dollars can buy you a cup holder that hangs from your door. I keep mine in my back floor board until I roll into sonic. The only bad part is the condensation drips right on my leg
  18. Yeah, I need one for my 41 Chevy. I like my coffee in the morning, but trying to hold it while shifting the 4 on the floor can be a problem sometimes :)
  19. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,118



    Can't lay claim to that one, Buddy. That pic was shared with me by a friend, and I saved it in my files for possible later use. Figured I'd share with the rest of the world, being as the subject was being discussed.

  20. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 659

    flux capacitor

    53 Chevy , moredoor image.jpg Mostly done to clear shifter, notched seat & whole "cup holding" unit removes. Flux.
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  21. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
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  24. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
    Posts: 612

    from Idaho

    Not to Hi Jack thread, but
    Sure makes adjusting the valves easy

    I used to have one of these back when I had to work for a living. A couple times it survived a 50 mile ride to work on the Bardon bumper of my 72 Chevy 3/4 ton 4 spd. And I'm not known for driving sane.
  25. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,043


    I have used duct tape for years there's sticky on the side to hold it to carpet, some times you might use some to get you home, and some times you can use it for the e-brake be hide the wheel.
  26. '48IHC
    Joined: Aug 4, 2013
    Posts: 224


    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442191568.929748.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1442191643.078554.jpg

    I banged this thing out last weekend. I need to find some inserts to slide into the holes and finish grind my welds. Nothing fancy just functional
  27. In my Roadster I use a 2 cup deal with sliding ends that I got from Pep Boys. It sits right in front of my seat screwed to the floor. It is flat black so it blends in with the carpet. You really have to look to see it.
  28. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 1,958

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

    Looking at ideas to build something like yours. I found a bunch of "hot rod" shops selling the inserts, but they seemed kinda pricey. Then I found casino supply places selling them cheap. Stainless, aluminum, plastic, brass.
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  29. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 5,943

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Thanks for the link..Good usable holders..
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  30. Like someone pointed out earlier,a large roll of duct tape is sticky enough on the edge to stay in place and not damage the carpet but will hold a large travel coffee and not turn over.

    If you happen to have the boss lady with you she can serve as the cup holder. :D HRP
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