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Old 11-09-2003, 07:43 AM
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Cup Holder

Anyone had any luck with anykind of a cupholder for 67-72 chevy pickups? I'm trying to figure out do I fabricate, junkyard scrounge, or just do without. I've seen one that takes out the old ashtray and slides into it's place but it looks like I would have to modify it too. Any ideas?

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Old 11-09-2003, 11:42 AM
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Do you have any sort of console where you could put a drop-in cup holder? If so check these out, we use them alot and they are cheap.

http://www.rvandvansurplus.com/cupho...hicletype=Van#

I think these fold out ones are pretty cool.

http://www.rvandvansurplus.com/eshop/products/Swing.jpg

And a company makes the exact same fold out kind but out of billet aluminum, but theyre kind of expensive, and you have to use their supplied cup.

http://santanainteriors.com/products...der/index.html
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Those billet numbers are way neat. I'm still trying to figure out just what my final configuration will be. I have a fold down seat/armrest that is being covered to match my seats now. I would like some sort of a cup console that can be easily removed If I have a center passenger. Maybe to the right of my shifter in the floorboard. I'm still in design mode until I get my seat back I'm just pondering my options.
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:38 PM
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The holder from Santana interiors is nice but man I would hate to pay that for a piece of aluminum. Of course being a machinist I know what it takes to make one and the time to make one. I need to get me a mill here at home and start a sideline. What get's sold for $70 I could sell for way less.

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Yep they're pricey but they do come with a mug that fits the hole. My problem is they'll be a lot of 12 oz cans that have to go somewhere and they're gonna fall right thru that billet holder. I am a certified solid surface fabricator and I'm thinking I can make me one outta some scraps that will do ok.
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:22 PM
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Shortstep...I have a question...what is a" certified solid surface fabricator "? What line of work is that in?

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Solid surface is the trade name for any number of countertop materials such as Corian, Avonite, Fountainhead, and Formica Surell, to name a few. I am certified in Formica Surell and Avonite. This is just a former sideline for me and not my profession. I do still have all my tools and still am certified by these companies to be able to buy their products.
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Old 11-13-2003, 05:07 AM
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Gotcha BTW those mugs are like $3.99 at the local WallyWorld back in the automotive department.

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Old 11-13-2003, 06:54 AM
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I think those billet cup holders are a really neat design, but who is going to pour every drink in the same mug?
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I built one for a friends console a while back from some corian scraps that were just to fit his jumbo cups with handles. It turned out pretty good. He had created a place just for them that was just right. My floor shift definately limits my possibilities for console size and position.
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Check these cup holders out. Three different styles. One ought to work.
You can see them HERE


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Holy Cow sidestep....you play with solid surface too....
Hoo man...I just got into that stuff back in June..
I have a friend teaching me all about it....
I'm getting good at the glue up/router/finish part.
He has a Heian 4 head cnc router I get to play with too.
I made Christmas gifts for my mom and sister...
I call it the Executive Chef set!!
It's a 3 pc cutting board set with 8 coasters, 2 hot plates, stove ladle cradle, napkin holder and appetizer serving tray.
My next project will be a 24X80 surface for my workbench with a 4 inch back splash and 1 1/2 bullnose.
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Yeah I tried to make a sideline out of it for a while. There's really no way to compete with the big guys that can buy the sheets at a discount. Also the guys with CNC V groovers that can turn out lots more product with a whole lot less work. I did coved backsplash and big bull nose edges with nothing but a tablesaw and 3 hp routers. The stuff ain't cheap and everyone thinks you should be able to put it in for the same price as laminate!

Hey Kevin..I think you may have come up with something. I think I'm gonna make one like the bottom one and find a place to mount it. It will take cans and a cup with a handle also. Just what I was lookin for.

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My buddy has a big job shop. I get to use his equipment and I get the same prices on sheets that he does....Thank goodness. Or else I couldn't play. Home Depot lists Corian at $182 a linear foot. I can get a 30" by 12 foot sheet for $500. Around here there are no big guys doing home work. Just large jobs like hospitals and schools. That leaves the home market open. And he could care less is you buy stuff from him at his price and do every house down the street. But around here there are few that can afford a $3600.00 kitchen counter!!!!

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Great deal. There are several smaller places around here doing both commercial and home work. They are very hard to compete with the pricing they offer. Dupont must cut some real deals for quanity customers cause they bid out jobs cheaper than I can buy stock for. Then they use the CNC V groovers to make backsplashes and one piece turned down edges that take me 3 to 4 times as long to cut/glue and machine. I took the Formica certification course several years ago in Cincinnati at their plant. Me and a co worker took the course and did some kitchen stuff but we sure didn't get rich.
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