W124 cupholder idea

Discussion in 'Interior' started by SilverSaloon, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. SilverSaloon

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    Hi

    There are no cupholders in my W124.....

    I was thinking about buying one (or maybe two, for the passenger aswell):

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    These are for sale on ebay, and this colour looks like it will match my mushroom interior. They fold away when not in use.

    I was thinking it could be mounted to either the door card or to the transmission tunnel edge.....

    Downside is that i'd have to screw it on....

    I would welcome anyone's thoughts on this idea... :confused:
     
  2. pupsi

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    Something that the W124 definitely needs!
    Ive been thinking about fabricating one myself, if i come up with any ideas i will let you know.
    Fabricating something is easy enough, but trimming it in grey vinyl is horribly hard to do. I could make one if someone can trim it?

    Cup-holder looks nice, but wouldnt want to screw it into anything.
     
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  3. andy_k

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    the transmission tunnel would be the easiest place to hide any fixings.

    How about making a bracket that fixes to the tunnel behind the centre console thus covering any screw holes up when the console is refitted.

    all you need to leave protruding is enough bracket to mount the cup holders to

    Andy
     
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    Either location would work, favourite for me would be on the side of the transmission tunnel, at about the same height as the radio. As for fixing, I can't think of anything apart from self-tappers though.
    Velcro? ;)
    The one I had on my Scania was held on with gaffa. Most attractive.
     
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    Hi

    This has got me thinking, there was talk of some woman being prosecuted for eating an apple whilst driving. Could you be done for drinking tea/coffee/juice whilst driving, i know i do it, sometimes even having a shave:eek: :eek: .

    Sorry for going off topic but what is it legal to do whilst driving?????? Sitting in traffic would be diferent you would imagine but havent people been "done" for using mobile whilst at standstill in traffic??

    230K
     
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    i need my coffee on the way to work & to solve the problem i find most drinks fit just fine in the gap between the seat & the adjuster ?
     
  7. nick mercedes

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    What's to stop one of these:

    http://cart.euromercmercedesparts.co.uk/index.php?p=product&id=2364&parent=0

    Being fitted into the console under the sliding cover:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/euromerc/2967482704/

    ?
     
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    SilverSaloon

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    i had one of those W210 cupholders on my CLK. i dont think the W124 tray is deep enough though :(

    i like the idea of fabricating a mount, or using a "dashmount" style thing.

    I agree, i definatly dont want to drill holes in the door cards, even though i could source spare leather inserts (i already have one) if/when i remove the cupholder.

    I think the transmission tunnel with homemade bracket is my best bet!
     
  10. andy_k

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    it's not legal to do anything apart from drive whilst you are behind the wheel.

    Again, it's going to be a case of legislation brought in for one thing being used for another

    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/realityzone/UFNeatingdriverfined.htm

    so now it's not just speeding but drivers who are eating are twice as likely to crash - of course, Cheshire police will have statistics to back that claim up won't they? :devil:

    As far as I know, sitting in traffic is no different to driving along in the eyes of these ridiculous laws
     
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    cup holders should have a short skirt and a pair of t*ts-------------or b4 I'm accused of being sexist--cup holders should have big arms and a pair of b*lls.----take your pick
     
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    Sounds a good idea,


    Thats one of the things my bus is good for, cup holders for dads coffee and the baby's bottles.


    :) :)
     
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    Name one more thing!:)
     
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    How about mounting it on the steering wheel with a self levelling mechanism to keep it vertical as you go around corners......bit of a challenge.
     
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    Just dont try a door mounted thing that clips under the rubber lip.... then place a steaming hot cup of coffee in it before sitting down and then slamming the door shut.

    How stupid did I feel?
     
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    Smiley.

    There are lots of things that this car suits our needs for now, with the smiley I guess your having a laugh so will not list them or take over the thread.

    How about trying to use those saab ones that are built into dash, push and they glide out and turn. Very smooth for a cupholder !!
     
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    this may be a better/easier solution.

    I actually have one that clamps onto the airvent at the moment but it covers up the light switch and it occasionally comes off when i go round corners if holding a heavy drink. plus it looks ugly
     
  19. jaymanek

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    Did you get one of the above... I need 4 of these as none of my cars have anywhere to put a cup!
     
  20. The G.F.P

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    i tend to leave my cups in my kitchen

    BUT

    a toilet roll holder would be a great idea
     

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