What did we do before cup holders?

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...holding that hot coffee between your legs?
Oh yea, I remember those days. And the memories are not pleasant. So....
The Mrs. and I kept looking for console with a couple cup holders, but none of them stirred us to buy.
So one day I fired up the old CAD system; Cardboard, Sharpie and scissors.
Now I really enjoy the "Motortrend" channel and some of those guys can really inspire and get the juices flowing. After a couple rough drafts and a couple more revisions a console is born. Synthetic canvas and 1/2" foam gives a soft welcoming look and feel. And the other surfaces got a couple coats of a rattle can textured paint.
 

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I've been racking my brain on ways to add a cupholder on the door panel, but haven't figured out how to hold it without risking the weight breaking the panel and pulling a piece of it. Another issue is opening the door with the cup holder full and risking spilling whatever's in it. I mostly used the cupholder to throw in the keys, wallet, phone, vape, whatever. Currently using a double one behind the seat, but it's really awkward.
 

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gm advertised , im not kidding, opening your glove box door and just setting your coffee on it.

Gee, thanks gm, the moment you make and steering movement your drink is now everywhere and it was also hard to reach for the driver
 

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...holding that hot coffee between your legs?
Oh yea, I remember those days. And the memories are not pleasant. So....
The Mrs. and I kept looking for console with a couple cup holders, but none of them stirred us to buy.
So one day I fired up the old CAD system; Cardboard, Sharpie and scissors.
Now I really enjoy the "Motortrend" channel and some of those guys can really inspire and get the juices flowing. After a couple rough drafts and a couple more revisions a console is born. Synthetic canvas and 1/2" foam gives a soft welcoming look and feel. And the other surfaces got a couple coats of a rattle can textured paint.
That looks great I did the exact same thing with mine. I was really missing my arm rest too. I used my old headliner which didn't hold up too well but looked good for a while. I used boat cup holder for inserts. Which I bought later.
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That looks great I did the exact same thing with mine. I was really missing my arm rest too. I used my old headliner which didn't hold up too well but looked good for a while. I used boat cup holder for inserts. Which I bought later.
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That is perfect. Nice job!
Average minds think alike...lol
 

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gm advertised , im not kidding, opening your glove box door and just setting your coffee on it.

Gee, thanks gm, the moment you make and steering movement your drink is now everywhere and it was also hard to reach for the driver
The wife used that g/b door at drive-ins until I built the box. I could never reach it.
 

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Got mine at Cupholdersplus. I found them years ago at a Tri-5 meet and bought one for my ‘57 so got another for my squarebody. Lid lifts for storage and doubles as arm rest. A strap secures it to the seat.

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I've been racking my brain on ways to add a cupholder on the door panel, but haven't figured out how to hold it without risking the weight breaking the panel and pulling a piece of it. Another issue is opening the door with the cup holder full and risking spilling whatever's in it. I mostly used the cupholder to throw in the keys, wallet, phone, vape, whatever. Currently using a double one behind the seat, but it's really awkward.
Cupholders.com for the one on the seat, Snowden custom seats for the one on the floor. Floor one wedges between the seat and the floor

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Cupholders.com for the one on the seat, Snowden custom seats for the one on the floor. Floor one wedges between the seat and the floor

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Dude, the floor one, gonna build one; that checks all the boxes!
 

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Dude, the floor one, gonna build one; that checks all the boxes!
Factory fords in the 90s had stock cupholder options that mounted there, they had a bracket on the seat assembly(so no bucket seats had them, only bench) but the cupholder just clipped onto it. If you could fashion a way to secure a cupholder to the seat it would be able to move with the seat and not be in the way if you ever move it forward( a lot of squares have non-tilting seatbacks, and maybe different sized people drive the truck)
 

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