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#1 ontherun987

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

Cheapest cup holder option, that doesn't screw up your dash.....:headbang:
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#2 Turbone

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:50 AM

I've used the same one, but it has the hook on it and it loops over top edge of the center piece. Held it in place with a screw like you did. But since I did a carbon fiber vinyl wrap I havent put it back on.
I use this holder instead....

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:12 PM

Cheapest cup holder option, that doesn't screw up your dash.....:headbang:


I tried those in my car, but the baked withing a couple weeks and shattered (my coupe gets very hot, plastic around my rear view mirror is powdering, clock trim is melted, ect.). 'Course, the dry air here doesn't do much for plastic. I ended up using marine ones, and bolting them to the door. Works of, but I should have bought ones with stronger arms, these don't hold very tight. Wish I could still put it next to the brake, but nothing fits.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

I'm not very happy with any of the easy options we have. my newest idea is to grab the cupholder section out of the center console of an S-10 blazer, and then hack up my '84s rectangular section of it's console, to accept the S-10 part. (or whatever junkyard cupholder I find that would fit and not look like poo)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:04 PM

Spare tennis shoe on the passenger floor board works great:D Pick one that fits your cup just right with a nice non-skid sole and your set;)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

With the rear seats in my wagon folded down, I can just wedge my drink between the seats and the rear of the console.

Edited by SmashedGlass, 21 September 2012 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

I screwed a "Euro Junior" cupholder right down to the dash.

Like the one in Turbone's pic, but screwed to the flat spot in the dash. Works great.......I can drive like I want to, and it stays put......just gotta have a lid and not be TOO full or else it can slosh out a little bit.

I have Dual E-brake handles, so no room in the center. Plus with dogs, if my coffe is down low, the dog hair and dander gets into my cup.....yuk.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:08 AM

i've got the pull out cup holder from a ford excursion .. want to figure out how i'm going to mount it.. might have to screw it into the back wall on top of my dash, but i think it might be ugly.. hmm where else.. hmmm maybe if i cover it in velcro tape

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:15 AM

This is what I'm thinking of picking up for as cup holders for my wagon. Probably mount to the side of the center console.

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Just google "flip down cup holder".

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

I've got a few of those, havent used them yet.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:15 PM

This is what I'm thinking of picking up for as cup holders for my wagon. Probably mount to the side of the center console.

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Just google "flip down cup holder".


That's pretty similar to mine, but the arms look a little better.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:28 AM

This is what I'm thinking of picking up for as cup holders for my wagon. Probably mount to the side of the center console.

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Just google "flip down cup holder".


I got one of those, i think it was from the backseat of the explorer,
i mounted it to the doghouse of my dodge van, it's doing great!

that mght be rather nice to mount on the dash of the subie and fold up when done. niiice.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

When I was a kid we had cup holders in the gl that went in the door windows.

Maybe something like this?

http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/B0009N0W24

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

I use that spot between the seat and the e-brake.Wedge it in there!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

I grabbed a metra dash kit for a loyale. It was the one with the 6 in wide by 3/4 in snap out cover under the radio. I left that plastic cover out and as able to fit the dash mount cup holder from a gen 1 Legacy in the empty slot. You have to recess the top two corners of the dash kit and drill two holes for the front mount of the cup holder then use zip ties around the cd player to hold the rear. I'll post up some pics tonight. It only took me ~20 minutes to build.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

I use that spot between the seat and the e-brake.Wedge it in there!


Yep! I do that, too.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:03 AM

I use that spot between the seat and the e-brake.Wedge it in there!


that spot works well enough to make you think it's fine. full cup of coffee + not thinking about holding it there = sticky shifter and coins and french vanilla carpet.

btw, I'd mentioned hacking up S-10 cupholders to retrofit into the GLs console. bad idea, they're worse than the spot between the seat and e-brake

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:18 AM

Certainly could wedge a pop can but a plastic cup or something from a Fast Food place isn't going to work.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

I mounted a set of these in my 82' Brat and they work great no matter what I'm drinking out of, unless it would be a 2 Liter bottle!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

This works fine, and they'll hold about anything.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

Do you have those bad-boys mounted in there or did you just hook them around the shifter moulding?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Do you have those bad-boys mounted in there or did you just hook them around the shifter moulding?


They just hook under the boot, no mounting, have always held whatever I put in them (usually a 32 ounce cup). $1.00 solution! Low center of gravity and if there were a failure, it all goes on the floor!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

They just hook under the boot, no mounting, have always held whatever I put in them (usually a 32 ounce cup). $1.00 solution! Low center of gravity and if there were a failure, it all goes on the floor!


The only thing missing in that response was "But wait! There's more!". :Flame:
I'm sold. Picking up the next set I come across in the store.

Tired of sitting a can in between my 4wd and e-brake levers only to forget it's there, park, yank the e-brake, and have the can fall over. :banghead:

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

:clap:
I remember in my 84 I could put a cup in the T handle of the 4x4 selector! But the EA82 needed a different solution (and not the solution Subaru came up with for my 98 OBW--too much pepsi in my CD player!) I travel alone most of the time, so the passenger side gets most of the use, its close enough and I can see it!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

This works fine, and they'll hold about anything.


Perfect! Thank You. Much better than an old shoe on the floor:D




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