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#1 peacewize

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

One of my only complaints with my wagon is the lack of cup holders. Wanting to keep my car stock looking I scoured the junkyards. Originally I was looking for the pop out type from an mk4 jetta but I happened to find a cd player consol adapter in perfect condition. Bellow where the cd player would go is a slot with a cover over it I flipped it so the slot was on top and then got a slide out cup holder from a newer (95?) Legacy and carefully widened the slot to fit the cup holder. I also had to notch part of the brackets on the cup holder to fit between the screw holes. The I buttered the cup holder mount with jb weld to the back of the cd player mount. There was a slight gap bellow the so I made a fiber glass cover, plasti dipped it and glued it to the bottom of the cup rest. When you close the tray it covers the gap.my next plans for it are to drill a hole on either side in the middle of the cup holder and mount a small light to a dome light door button so when you open it at night you can see where the cup holes are. I think I can pull power from the stock radio back light wire but I haven't tested it yet. Apologies for the lengthy post but I wanted to be thorough since I'm using my phone and haven't figured out how to post pics yet.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

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Closed ( cd player needs wires tucked in back more)

Open in third gear. Lots of room
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

There really isn't a good place to put a cup holder. In those pictures, it looks like a cup would obstruct shifting and the radio. Neat idea though!

I'm sure if there was a good spot for a cup, Subaru would've put a cup holder there. For me, it's impossible to drive with a cup without obstructing the windshield, shifter, radio, handbrake, passenger, me, etc. I just never have a cup in my car, so I don't have to worry about it. :D

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

There really isn't a good place to put a cup holder. In those pictures, it looks like a cup would obstruct shifting and the radio. Neat idea though!

I'm sure if there was a good spot for a cup, Subaru would've put a cup holder there. For me, it's impossible to drive with a cup without obstructing the windshield, shifter, radio, handbrake, passenger, me, etc. I just never have a cup in my car, so I don't have to worry about it. :D


Not entirely true... That's just as good of a place as the placement in the 2nd gen Legacy and first gen Impreza. With a cup you can't see the radio and can't get to the heater controls. At least in the GL he can get to the heater controls. He's in third gear too, plenty of room even with a cup.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

At this point the only thing blocked is the radio and the radio makes it hard to use the ash tray so I took out the stop and just use it for change. Minor inconvenience. Plenty of room to shift although I want to do a d/r swap so well see what happens

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Hmmm, I guess I'm just thinking of a large cup and my [sort of] large hands. :-p If I had that setup in my car, it'd probably be uncomfortable shifting. And I always need access to the radio, since I never drive without it, haha. Plus, the only time I ever have a cup in my car is when I go through the McDonald's drive-thru and get a $1 any size large drink. I guess if you have a smaller coffee cup or something, it'd work, better at least. So it varies from person to person I guess. For you, it works. For me, it doesn't.

A long time ago I managed to drive for 20 minutes on hilly roads with this setup. Talk about trying to shift smoothly!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

LOL. I'm sure we've all gone through the trying to drive very very smoothly dance before. :headbang:

Hmmm, I guess I'm just thinking of a large cup and my [sort of] large hands. :-p If I had that setup in my car, it'd probably be uncomfortable shifting. And I always need access to the radio, since I never drive without it, haha. Plus, the only time I ever have a cup in my car is when I go through the McDonald's drive-thru and get a $1 any size large drink. I guess if you have a smaller coffee cup or something, it'd work, better at least. So it varies from person to person I guess. For you, it works. For me, it doesn't.

A long time ago I managed to drive for 20 minutes on hilly roads with this setup. Talk about trying to shift smoothly!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

lol..i think every loyale owner has done the cups on dash...i've done so with no issues...but! one false move and your &&$#%%#^$^

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

BiMart out here in the NW has these for around $6.00 I just screwed it to the plate next to the e-brake with a sheetrock screw. works like a charm.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

Golly bob that's alot of sugar sitting on your dash lol. Yeah I could see it being cumbersome with a BUCKET of high fructose corn syrup sitting in front of the shifter... I'd question whether the cupholder would hold up or not!!!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

Lol ya I've used the dash or the flat spot by parking brake but a quick turn and failed grab pushed me to find a better solution. I'm a little disappointed I couldn't find an adjustable holder but I mostly drink energy drinks so its ok.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Haha, one time I put my drink up there, and I turned a little fast out of the drive thru. My entire drink spilled on the passenger floor board. I think that was the last time I tried to drive with a drink. :D

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

BiMart out here in the NW has these for around $6.00 I just screwed it to the plate next to the e-brake with a sheetrock screw. works like a charm.

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The '92 parts Wagon came with one of those mounted near the E-brake handle.
Need to get it swapped into my '88 Wagon. Slopped "HOT" coffee on myself a few to many times trying to hold travel mug between my legs.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

I would recommend making holes on the flat part of the dash since there is definitely headroom for your 32 oz mac d's fountain cups. if you find some 2nd gen grand ams at the junkyard the cupholder ifts in the ashtray and is round enough to insert in the dash if you used a hole saw with a right angle drill..

If you had a loyale hi topper consoe from automatic seat belts, the fat rump roast fountain cup fits nicely inside.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

If you had a loyale hi topper consoe from automatic seat belts, the fat rump roast fountain cup fits nicely inside.



This.

When I'm in the Loyale (Sedan. Has high top console. Guess it was an option?) I just flip up the lid and put a drink inside. It holds a variety of cups/mugs/cans very well.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

my mom had a weird cup holder that moved with the bumps in the road so nothing would spill out on top of the dash i will try to get pics of it some time she used it for her coffee cup while driving listening to zz top:rolleyes:

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

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Closed ( cd player needs wires tucked in back more)

Open in third gear. Lots of room
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I just did the same thing last month! Works amazing! Great job.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Here is my solution

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Took a little trimming and wouldn't work in a 5 speed. Remove 4 screws pull it out and back seats folds down just as they should. Nothing modded that it be put back to stock. I have to young boys they love it.

#19 peacewize

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Nice, what's it out of?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:25 AM

You, sir/madam....have shamed all of our cup-holders. :dead:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

holy ************, no kidding. that is an awesome center console.


i however have one of those door pocket cupholders screwed to the door cards on each side. $5.


only thing that sucks is leaving drinks in the car, you cant slam the door with loose fitting drinks, and if you are a bigger person who requires more room for your legs, it encroaches a bit. fine for me, 5'11" 175lb male, no problem at all.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

I think, after that incredible console/cup-holder picture was uploaded...that this thread should formally be closed. :horse: =P

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:10 AM

i however have one of those door pocket cupholders screwed to the door cards on each side. $5.

only thing that sucks is leaving drinks in the car, you cant slam the door with loose fitting drinks, and if you are a bigger person who requires more room for your legs, it encroaches a bit. fine for me, 5'11" 175lb male, no problem at all.

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Same here, I love it. I only have one because, well my passenger can just hold their drink.
I did notice if you drink red bull it has to be the 20.oz or it will just spill everywhere. but when it does spill it just goes right on the floor.
also when you have your window open in the snow it will slowly fill with water..

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

^^ yup, thats the exact one i have.

i learned, with can drinks, to face rearward. if you shift nicely, there are far less rearward (accel) g-forces than there is forward (braking) or side (cornering). facing the mouth hole of a can towards the back of the car works well for keeping spills at bay.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Combine this:Posted Image

With this:

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I have a double version of one of these, screwed down to the flat spot on the dash.

Edited by Gloyale, 14 December 2012 - 10:48 AM.





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