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BMW Cup Holder idea by darbysan
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Report this Post12-02-2014 05:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I saw this while browsing Ebay, and thought it might have some potential.
Cup Holder



I have a 5 speed with short shifter, and am afraid that the cupholders that sit behind the power window switches might be in the way. I was thinking of mounting this forward of the passenger ash tray. Looks like it has a mount that might even attach to the console skeleton. It's expensive, but ...
The mount that fits under the console looks like it has some potential to even fit where where the two passenger side bolts attach under the ash tray, Might have to cut off the bracket that sits at 90 degrees to the main body of the bracket.



Any thoughts? May just end up getting some marine drink holder inserts and putting them between the instrument pod and the dash ( Factory drink location!). Don't want to damage/wear out the dash any more than the 27 years of sun have already accomplished.

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Report this Post12-03-2014 10:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Found a new picture of the cupholder installed. Might give a better idea.

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While this drink holder may hold some validity as a solution it holds one drink in the passenger location. Still better than before but check out TXGOOD 's cup holders that fit on the console . Mikes solution is two cup and looks like it was a standard option.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

While this drink holder may hold some validity as a solution it holds one drink in the passenger location. Still better than before but check out TXGOOD 's cup holders that fit on the console . Mikes solution is two cup and looks like it was a standard option.



Read the OP again.

 
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I have a 5 speed with short shifter, and am afraid that the cupholders that sit behind the power window switches might be in the way.


I'd have to agree with him. Maybe it's OK for an automatic, but with a manual, I would be knocking any cups over all the time, with my elbow. The factory cup holder in my del Sol is further back, and the seating arrangement is different, but I often have to be careful when shifting, if I've got a drink sitting there.

On the other hand, in the Fiero, if you get a 32oz+ drink, the cup fits nice and snug between the gauge pod and dash. No good for bottles, but I've found 20-24oz bottles can be wedged between the seat and door panel, when necessary.
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I use lots of solutions. Alone and only one drink my armrest drink holder works great. I also us the Gage Pod solution (a flat piece of metal bent down at both ends then back 90 degrees keeps cans from falling through perfectly) and the "body/center console" solution. here are a few more for thought...

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...040710-1-034795.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...090907-2-087058.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...090219-1-066181.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...130314-1-084112.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...120111-2-109313.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...060811-1-057608.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...001206-1-001959.html

And there are loads more!!!
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You can't bolt a bracket to the console. It is way too light duty and will fall apart quite quickly. I've had some ideas to make a cup holder something like that but have never taken the time to work on it. Getting old now also. Where's my walker? What did you say?

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Report this Post12-03-2014 04:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Rodney:

You can't bolt a bracket to the console. It is way too light duty and will fall apart quite quickly.


My thought was to bolt it to the skeleton - maybe even use the two holes where the right side of the shifter cover screws to the skeleton, under the ashtray. But you may be right- the plastic may not be strong enough. Maybe further forward, just in front of the radio on the right side?? The bracket is made to attach underneath the console, and the cupholder snaps in/out.

Probably over-thinking this one. Went through the links above, and some great ideas. May work on the one behind the instrument pod- it has potential!

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Report this Post12-03-2014 05:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ever ask yourself why we didn't need cup holders in the 80's???
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Report this Post12-03-2014 06:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
In the 80's I couldn't afford coffee! Besides, if I bought anything to drink in a car back then, it usually had a pop top. For now, living in Vegas, you just don't leave the house without a bottle of water. It becomes a habit.
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These are simple and work really well: http://www.corvetteamerica....0&subcategoryid=X060 .
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Originally posted by Csjag:

Ever ask yourself why we didn't need cup holders in the 80's???


Back then we could survive up to 2 hours without drinking something

Today, we seem to carry a drink with us all the time.
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Found a pic of the dual drink holder in my 5 speed: Easy to remove for cleaning in case the slurpee turns into a slopee.
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Originally posted by Csjag:

Ever ask yourself why we didn't need cup holders in the 80's???


Flasks fit in jacket pockets just fine.
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