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Old 03-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Do you wish your 240 had a cup holder? Maybe I'll make some.

Update: As of 2/20/2016 I have actually made the cup holders that I wanted to finish so long ago. Here's a pic and a link to my business site www.UniqueAutoCreations.com Now we can all enjoy an nice cup holder. Thanks for being patient!





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Not having a cup holder in my car is annoying and I'm sure I'm not the only one. So I was playing with the idea of making a cup holder for the S13. It would be made out of vacuum formed plastic and fit inside the armrest storage pocket of the center console. There would be room for two drinks.

As far as I can tell the only options out there are to get one of those pop-out ones that fits under the radio (shifting?), use your ashtray (ghetto but works), or whole saw a couple holes in your center console lid (I have to buy another tool). The latter looks the best but I think a drop in piece that doesn't require modification would be best.

I'm playing with the idea of making it out of either black, clear, or smoked clear plastic. What do you prefer? The clear plastic one could be painted on the back side for infinite color options while keeping the topside durable so you wouldn't mess up your paint job by actually using it.

Anyway. What do you think. If I made some would anyone else be interested in buying one?

Thanks for your input.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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what about for s14's?
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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I'm so use to pulling out my coin holder and putting my drink in there lol
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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yeah i would do a replacement for the coin/ash tray, thats a great place for one, plus you can just remove it and put the coin/ash tray back in if you like, Thats where i would try to put one
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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I'm so use to pulling out my coin holder and putting my drink in there lol
I do this all the time. Works perfect.
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what about for s14's?
The square slots with the divider piece in the center console work perfect as cup holders.
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Cup holders are for fat asses.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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The square slots with the divider piece in the center console work perfect as cup holders.
I'll be down for the ash tray replacement. But I'm eager to see the arm rest one. Post pics when you have a model done.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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Ash tray replacement please! I don't wanna have to drive around with my armrest open just to hold a soda... But this is a good idea
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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I like the OP's original idea because I havnt seen it before and it probably has potential to work better then the ashtray kind
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I do this all the time. Works perfect.
dido, but maybe a nice cup holder would be great , but on the other side where will i put my coins
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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I'm so use to pulling out my coin holder and putting my drink in there lol
lol exactly, I used to do this in my Prelude, and when I get my s13 up and running, I'll be doing it there too.

I'm down for a replacement there. Although, as an aside, that gives me something else to think of for my build. Custom drink holder?
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I know someone that has one that clips onto the dash vents, it worked pretty well too. But would I trust it though? Nooo.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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With the pop-out ones u have to switch the radio and cup holder (radio buttom, cup holder on top) so it it wont inerfere with shifting. Plus u get to have 2 sodas with pop-out
(1 only with ash tray). With the arm rest itll have to be open and u gonna give up that space. Stick with the pop-out, clean OEM look, cheap ($5 bucks at junk yard) and after ur done with drink just push it back in. I think i used a maxima one, dont remember
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Depending on the design and price, I'd be interested in buying one.
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Make a pop out one that replaces the passenger's center vent. I'd buy it.

Here's some funny ones:





I really want one of those cigarette holders to be honest.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #18
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yea very true bigs! its still a pain in the ass to shift with a cup there haha
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So a lot of you would prefer to have just one cup holder in place of the ash tray instead of two under the armrest? What about if you're a smoker or if you had a buddy riding with you who had a drink too? Isn't two better than one?
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the passenger can hold theirs, and for smoking, the windows roll down. if i can hold a drink between my legs while driving, my passenger should be able to do it while just sitting there no problem
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I'm so use to pulling out my coin holder and putting my drink in there lol
I do the same thing lol pull out the ash tray and put my cup or bottle in the place of it I have to say it does the job well.
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I'm on a strict, bottles only policy.
Same here! No fountain sodas allowed in my s14.
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Same here! No fountain sodas allowed in my s14.
+1 cept im all about the green tea in the s13
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So a lot of you would prefer to have just one cup holder in place of the ash tray instead of two under the armrest? What about if you're a smoker or if you had a buddy riding with you who had a drink too? Isn't two better than one?
If you smoke. A, don't do it in your car, B. Quit.

If you have a friend with a drink, he can hold it, he is not driving.
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If you smoke. A, don't do it in your car, B. Quit.

If you have a friend with a drink, he can hold it, he is not driving.
Quoted for truth. And cigarette smell ruins cars.
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And cigarette smell ruins cars.
Fuck it. It's just a 240
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I agree about not smoking in the car or at all for that matter but I'm just trying to think of all the angles. There are enough smokers out there for Nissan to have designed an ash tray in the first place for them instead of putting a cup holder there.

I'm also starting to get the feeling that most of you are content with having nothing to put your drinks in. That's fine. But as for me, I'm actually trying to build a nice 240 so I'll be having a place for my drink or no drink at all. I'll still post up some pics once I get mine made and we'll see what happens then.
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