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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 07, 3:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cup holder for transmission hump

Can anyone recommend where to buy a cup holder to lie on the transmission hump? Whatever happened to those old ones that had the compartments filled with sand on either side to weigh down the holders? I've been to a number of auto parts/accessory stores and nobody seems to have anything that will work in my 65 Chevelle.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 07, 4:18 PM
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Re: Cup holder for transmission hump

Why not make one?

Use MDF to make a box with a curved base to match the floor, then add a late model insert or even just a plastic cheapo attached to it. Cover it with matching seat vinyl or carpet material and voila.

or try Wal-mart or JC Whitney.

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Re: Cup holder for transmission hump

My wife holds mine for me.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 07, 4:41 PM
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Doesn't someone make a cup holder that replaces your ash tray?
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 07, 11:04 AM
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Re: Cup holder for transmission hump

i was going to do the same thing just make a council on the tranny hump
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The cup holders are on the inside of the glove box lid. We didn't drink and drive when these cars were built.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 07, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Cup holder for transmission hump

Hey,

Found these:

http://www.classicconsoles.com/cgi-b...velleElCaminos

http://www.classicconsoles.com/cgi-b...velleElCaminos

They seem pricey for what they are...
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Re: Cup holder for transmission hump

On my 70 I used to just open the center console and set my drink there and roll with the lid open. Doesnt bother me, drink stays put because I usually have a clean towel in there, CD's, etc that hold it

Course, drinking in the car ended when a buddy spilled a HUGE big gulp in my back seat and I hate to yank the seat to mop it all up.

Even better - just keep one of those "foam dome" hard hats with holder and straw in your car. Then you can keep your drink on your head, no worries about cup holders and you wont have to reach for anything. This way you could even bang the gears and get wild and all the while your drink is safe.

I have tons of ideas about this.....mostly useless but ideas none the less..


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Re: Cup holder for transmission hump

I have been looking for something for my '69 as well. The ones I have seen so far (Walmart, Autozone etc) have small, plastic "spikes" underneath, to hold them to the carpet. Many of them will probably fit and work just fine, but they just look cheesy so for now I'll continue to hold the drink in my hand. Power steering and automatic transmission is a must though. Still, would be sweet if someone could come up with a nice looking console that blends in with the rest of the interior.

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I would think a modelmaster like you could do it Olle! Just layer up some sheet styrene and start trimming until it fits!

I had thought about adding one to the top plate of my center console, but never got around to it.

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Doesn't someone make a cup holder that replaces your ash tray?
yes..
brothers sells them...

they are a vendor for 50-80's g.m. trucks
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 07, 6:23 PM
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National Parts Depot has console type and the type that fits in the ash tray.
http://www.npdlink.com/modules.php?n...evelle_Catalog
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 07, 7:38 PM
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Frankenstein nailed it, check out NPD, the console they have has two cup holders and is designed to fit over the humps for '64-'72 chevelles ($109.95)
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