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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old May 27th, 19, 2:44 PM Thread Starter
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New cup holder idea for 68-72 console - bucket Chevelles

Ok, I have seen several ideas on where to add cup holders for the front seat on a Chevelle. Hadn't seen anything I liked, so I built one.

I have tried the dash ashtray replacement cup holders and there are several problems with those.

My restraints were:
1. no cutting on the console
2. easily removable
3. Had to be able to hold something wider than a 12oz water bottle. (We frequently use camelbacks for car shows)
4. Needs to look like it belongs there.

So here is version 1.0. I tried to make it simple to assemble and use readily available materials. I used some scrap plywood, 4" PVC, and some marine vinyl I picked up from Joann Fabrics.
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Re: New cup holder idea for 68-72 console - bucket Chevelles

Did a cardboard test, but decided that a round edge would work better than boxed. The boxed version punched into my leg when sitting in the drivers seat with my foot on gas pedal. Cut the pieces from wood and the PVC, covered everything in vinyl, then glued the pieces together.

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Necessity truly is the mother of invention...NICE JOB!! Great pics, too.
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So it just sits on top of the console without sliding around?

Great idea, BTW.....
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Looks good. What keeps it from sliding?
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Re: New cup holder idea for 68-72 console - bucket Chevelles

Compression between the cup holder covers. Originally I was going to add a rubber stop that would slide in the console top edge but it doesn't seem like it needs it.

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I like the way snuck the tach into the gauges.
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I was going to ask the same questions Steve & Dean asked, so it's pretty stable over bumps too?
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Rick/others,
I just finished it this morning and it's been a crappy weather day in Iowa so I haven't had it out. But I will tell you I have to put it on top of the console towards the front and slide it back so it's holding pretty tight you can't just flip it up with your finger.

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I like the way snuck the tach into the gauges.
That tach gets mentioned every time I post a pic of my interior! About 15 yrs ago, I tore apart my column mount sun tach (pretty sure I bought it at Super Shops!) and found a way to mount it in place of the clock delete plate. One of the best custom features I have done.

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Very cool. What are you using for those aluminum looking holders? Source?
I was thinking about modifying the inside of the storage area. I have no problem cutting mine up. Nothing original on mine and if you close the door you won't see it.

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This is great! I smell a "honey-do" project for my hubby!!!
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Not bad. I like the fact that if you go to a car show you can just remove it with ease. Then drop it back in place for the ride home.
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Bet you could fab something up to fill the center part, so a phone stand could fit as well. Nice job. I want one.
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Bet you could fab something up to fill the center part, so a phone stand could fit as well. Nice job. I want one.
This was my next idea! Great thinking!

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