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Old 12-16-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Drink Holder for M6

I know I'm not the only one out there that has noticed that the cup holders are in a akward spot for owners of 6 speeds. Down right annoying. I live with it because, lets face it, this is a freaking cool car and I can survive with not drinking in the car. But on those rare occasions a soda can or fast food drink does make it in the car, I wanted a place to put it.
So this is what I made. I saw the idea for it after seeing it on Corvette forums. It's a simple collapsable drink holder attached to clear lexan. The prongs are expanable so it will fit a larger drink.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Great idea, looks good.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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How is the lexan secured? is the pressure from the plastic panel holding the lexan/cupholder in place?

I agree with u though, everytime i bring a drink home, it is ALWAYS in the way. AND i will eventually have the multi-switch panel that fits in the cupholder spot for my nitrous/bottle warmer/cutouts/etc...

So this is a MUST have for me!
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:08 AM   #4
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Thats a great idea. Where can you get these?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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How is the lexan secured? is the pressure from the plastic panel holding the lexan/cupholder in place?

I agree with u though, everytime i bring a drink home, it is ALWAYS in the way. AND i will eventually have the multi-switch panel that fits in the cupholder spot for my nitrous/bottle warmer/cutouts/etc...

So this is a MUST have for me!
I used Rivets to secure the cup holder to the lexanand so that it is flush with the back of the lexan. The lexan slips up under the console to hold it in place - so no screwing it into the tranny tunnel. And I can remove it when I don't need it there.


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Thats a great idea. Where can you get these?

I made this myself last night- but there is probably something like this out there already. I know corvettes have been using them - But the size of this one is custom to our car.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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That is awesome man! good job
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:42 AM   #7
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Very kool!
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:09 AM   #8
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Great idea!
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #9
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I have my 6 yr. old's booster seat in the passenger seat that has a cup holder in it that I use... Funny, but I am serious..
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:04 AM   #10
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I have my 6 yr. old's booster seat in the passenger seat that has a cup holder in it that I use... Funny, but I am serious..
I don't know about Texas but here in NC children under a certain age are not allowed in the front seat especially if in a car seat. The air bag alone can cause severe injuries. But to each there own.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:56 PM   #11
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Man I was just thinking today, in the 4th gen the pass cup holder was on the door panel, they shoulda done it again
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:01 PM   #12
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um i need somewhere to put my cell phone when cup holders are full.. got any ideas for that.. i put it in the door but the speakers make it rattle haha..
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:52 PM   #13
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I don't know about Texas but here in NC children under a certain age are not allowed in the front seat especially if in a car seat. The air bag alone can cause severe injuries. But to each there own.
What if you only had a 2 seater? The airbag does not engage, he doesn't weigh enough..
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #15
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the actual black holder I got at a RV store
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:37 PM   #16
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I found these online for sale...

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Nice idea, I like it. I have found its hard to shift over a can/cup. Also, a full can of pop is too loose and is contents always end up filing the console if I'm in any gear lower than 3. I may try to make one. My only fear would be it coming loose when you take off and spilling. Maybe a little velcro on the back would latch into the carpeting enough to help secure it without being permanant still. Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:19 AM   #18
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yea those are the kinds I was find - they are really inexpensive. I got some acylic clear panel and cut it to shape.

there is a small edge right before the seat hump that keeps it from shifting, plus my leg is right next to it. I didn't want to add velcro to it on the ourside of the console but placing it on the underside might be an option. But I've been using it for a while and have not spilt a drop.
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Nice idea, I like it. I have found its hard to shift over a can/cup. Also, a full can of pop is too loose and is contents always end up filing the console if I'm in any gear lower than 3. I may try to make one. My only fear would be it coming loose when you take off and spilling. Maybe a little velcro on the back would latch into the carpeting enough to help secure it without being permanant still. Thanks for sharing!!
Try using a koozie (sp?) cup to put the can in - will tighten the fit and keep it cold and keep the condensation contained.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:43 AM   #20
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very cool idea... another way to secure would be the plastic part of velcro.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #21
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If it will hold a Route 44 drink then golden!! If not then trash
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