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Holdin' Cups

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,764

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  2. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,248

    from Austin, Tx

    Nice gift!
  3. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,334


    I like it! Good job on that Al!
  4. Joe King
    Joined: Oct 8, 2004
    Posts: 993

    Joe King

    much better than the roll of duct tape I use
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  5. Inspiration is the best part of the Jalopy Journal & the HAMB because now I wanna build one
  6. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,714

    junk yard kid

    I want one, im sick of spilling coffee on myself while shifting my model a. guess ill build one, mines gunna be weighted so it wont bounce around.
    Joined: Nov 29, 2007
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  8. duste01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,213


    Maybe Al isnt his real Name.....
  9. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,665

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    I was hoping this was going to be an expansion of your "I like women in bras" Alliance ad but this is cool too.
  10. I used a large roll of black duct tape for a while,,color to match the carpet but ended up using half the roll,,,a half a roll won't keep a cup of coffee from turning over.:eek: HRP
  11. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,519


    That is really neato. My dad used to build boxes with sliding tops like that to hold tools, or hardware. A few of them were even customized with inserts designed to hold measuring instruments. He was a machinist and a ship carpenter for years.

    cool post man.
    - Joe
  12. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,912

    need louvers ?

    Cool thing... But I still don't think cup holders are for hot rods. I do just fine holding my mug (sippie cups are for sissies!) and shifting the tremac at the same time. If for some reason I can't, it's probably time to stop for a bit anyway! Seriously though, cool gift.
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  13. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,007

    from Oregon

    I have one from back in the 1950's. It is a plastic tray with two holes and a swival bracket. It was designed to be mounted on the lower edge of the dash and swing out from under it to be used.
  14. Now, where to put it?
  15. retro54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 736

    from PA

    Ehh... agreed, the mystery is better than the knowledge...

    And that Sherlock, is all I got...

    Good Luck Ryan!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  16. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,117

    Member Emeritus

    Now that is some real detective work!!
    Good job retro54!
  17. Area56
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 44

    from Oklahoma


    >>The return address listed a man by the name of Al Hackel from Bloomington, Il. <<

    Why go through all that trouble when you could just write a letter to the return address?
  18. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,758

    from DFW USA

    Fortunately I've got a pert little wife for that...

  19. mac762
    Joined: Jun 28, 2007
    Posts: 676


    That would be too easy. :) You were wondering the exact same thing I was. Or you could call information.
  20. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    That's one cup holder that literally WOULD NOT FIT in my model A pickup.
  21. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    from Media, PA

    Not even in the bed?

    (The secret is bungee cords.)

  22. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,381


    "Bed" and that "cup holder" are at opposite ends of the spectrum...!!!

  23. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    I'm at a loss for words:eek: that's the second time in my life if I remember right.

  24. T. Scott
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 202

    T. Scott

    I just pretend that nothing will happen when i hit my brakes.... that doesnt always work though
  25. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil

    I would think he would at least drop ya a line Ryan...but maybe he wants no recognition for his contribution. I think it was an awesome gift, and very cool of him to just send it your way. Just another "bennie" for being such a great boss!!!
  26. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    Ryan, remember when you were a little kid at Christmas time? Back when you thought Santa was a real dude who actually came down the chimney? Now, remember how you kinda lost "something" when you found out who he REALLY was? It's the same here. Enjoy the fact that someone thought about you enough to craft a really cool thing. Enjoy it. You'll always remember that guys name, but if you find out who it is, you'll have lost that "something" and "something" is a really cool thing to have.
  27. wizzard23
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 732


    Or a Track T
  28. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,803


    Man when I got a package from AL all it had in it were a creepy note made from magazine clippings and a self adressed stamped envelope for a lock of my hair.:eek:

    Seriously though, what a cool gesture and I think its cooler that he's leaving it a mystery.
  29. Briscoe Hobo
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
    Posts: 8

    Briscoe Hobo
    from Briscoe NY

    Sometimes simple is better,remember KISS. Great idea,just put a little weight in it, then it could be removed when not needed. That one is a keeper.
  30. duste01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,213


    Actually we use similar rolls at work for the same purpose"s" only we take a good length of the end of the roll and wrap it around the front pillar of the "EROPS" taping the entire roll to the forklift so we can drop in the beverage of our legal choice while we work, and you don't have to worry about it tipping, just falling through if the cup isn't large enough to catch in the center of the roll. If you were to do the same to your steering column (in black) then you too could enjoy your cup of Joe without it getting the better of you. Maybe a picture for the next low buck tech week?

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