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#1 dughrt


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

Now that the brat is running it is going to be my commuter. I have been putting 400 miles a week on my baja for way to long. I took it to work today and found a few things that need to be addressesd. First and most important is, I have no cup holders!
I am going to buy some of those ones that hang on the door. It will work for the short term. Does anyone have any good way to add cup holders to the car? It is a 84 brat with the 4 spd.

#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:49 PM

Between the legs, or between the 4WD shifter and the e-brake. :)

Seriously there's not much you can do about the cup holder situation without causing damage to the interior somewhere.

My solution - drive a gen 1 Legacy as a daily. Cheaper to drive and easier to find parts for - plus I won't give a hoot if someone runs into me.


#3 Uberoo


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:55 PM

[quote name='GeneralDisorder']

My solution - drive a gen 1 Legacy as a daily. Cheaper to drive and easier to find parts for - plus I won't give a hoot if someone runs into me.


Tru Dat.

Rocking a 93 legacy L, with a flat black hood, hood pins, and oxidized maroon paint,with black steel wheels...

Besides if someone does run into me and the car is totaled(engine still good) the engine will live on in my 84 wagon...

#4 Indrid cold

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:31 AM

:lol: I love this topic... it pops up every so often... and sorry to copy but I can't pass up this opportunity:

That's what girl friend (wife) is for!

on the serious side I found a small soft sided cooler, tipped it on its end with opening up against the back of the seats facing forward.. With the top flap pulled back and wedged in behind the seats so it makes a little cubby box. After I shift I just reach back and nap the cup/bottle. The box is leaning back so it cups stay back and if they spill the fluid stays in the container... not perfect but it worked.

I found the soft sided small cooler at a garage sale for $1. so price was right.

#5 edrach


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 12:51 PM

I pulled a one cup holder from another Subaru along with its mounting stuff and mounted it under the dash on the left side of the passenger compartment. It's a bit of a reach, but it works. Drop me an email address by PM and I'll send you a picture.

#6 backwoodsboy



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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:43 PM

Ha ha...

I also get a charge out of seeing this topic come up again.

(Nice to know others are driving their GEN 2s enough to need cup holders!)

I dont have the picture any longer, but I made a single cupholder that hooked onto the top leading edge of the glovebox door.

Close the glove door on the hook, and it is quite stable!

#7 Dirk


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:32 PM

Where is your ash tray? Mine is on the top of the dash. I just remove the tray and wedge my morning coffee in the hole.:) Only trouble is the heater control linkage is under there. Occasionaly when I have a slow morning (brain still not functioning) I flick the heater control and the linkage sends the cup flying!:eek:

#8 Pennies Earned

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:36 PM

Having this issue arise in my volkswagen corrado I found a solution used by many others. The volkswagen passat cup holder. Here is all the info you need: http://images.google...icial&sa=N&um=1

A bit pricey though. Might be able to find it cheaper anywhere else besides the dealer

Edited by Pennies Earned, 21 November 2009 - 02:40 PM.

#9 Redcap


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:52 PM

Between the legs, or between the 4WD shifter and the e-brake. :)


Winner! That spot holds a bottle of Coke perfectly. :grin:

#10 EvilDead


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:44 PM

Winner! That spot holds a bottle of Coke perfectly. :grin:

I do the same in the RX. My dog loves to sneak a slurp!

#11 crazyman03


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

Between the legs, or between the 4WD shifter and the e-brake. :)

ZING! I do the same! Although shifting gears with a Taco bell cup between the legs can be messy at times.

If it doesnt fit between the shifter and ebrake, I put it between my bag and the back of the passenger seat.

I believe McBrat has bike cup holders screwed on his doors..


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

i dont know what the interior of the brats look like compared to my loyale, but this is what i did... http://www.ultimates...ighlight=holder

got a slide out cupholder from the junkyard, had to modify the radio bracket and facia, works good. since my amFM radio only has 5 presets, i really only use 2 of them anyways. so it works out well for me.

#13 edrach


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:40 PM

Here's my gen2 Brat cupholder:

Follow the numbered pics in my Cup Holder album to see how it was done; sorry, no description since I did this so long ago I can't remember how.

#14 kelsomcgath


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Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

i still think that's why they round in the bottom of coke cans...
i just stick mine on the shifter and shift...
then take a drink! its perfect.

#15 Turbone


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Posted 22 November 2009 - 10:11 PM

Pics from my wifes old 86 T-Wagon. Yeah, I know....it was pretty dirty :rolleyes:

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I used the same console cupholder in my RX.

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I dont have any pics of the ones in my Hatch yet, will soon tho.
I have one of the door/window hook types stuck into the crack between the center radio console and the heater control panel.

#16 zukiru



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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:18 PM

I don't have any cup holders wah wah wah.


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