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Old 04-09-2014, 01:01 PM
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Homemade Cup Holder

Guys,

Before I go wasting a day at home depot and wood working I wanted to see if anyone had found a good alternative. My understanding is the bmw and aftermarket holders at best old a can of coke and poorly at that. My plan is to make this essentially



but with a few tweaks and out of a nice stained darker wood.

- Same concept so it fits in arm rest
- Bigger holes for standard bottle size (coke, vitamin water, etc)
- Two platforms...top with the holes cut
- Center tower block to hold eveything stable
- Exposed sides for ez cleaning
- Rubber base where cup sits to prevent slippage like these

- I could possibly space the cups out and add a coin tray too


Thoughts? Alternatives?
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:44 PM
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I like an would buy... I bought the OEM cupholder, to say the least it sucks.
There is a mod here for another that looks awesome, but i like this idea too.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:29 PM
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I like an would buy... I bought the OEM cupholder, to say the least it sucks.
There is a mod here for another that looks awesome, but i like this idea too.
I will get to work on the proto type and field test it with all the stages here. If it works out I would be able to make more for the purpose of sale.

Do any other generation 3 BMW share the same armrest setup and lack of cup holder?

Might even have to make a finished one with burlwood or walnut veneer
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:36 AM
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any update?
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:42 AM
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My brother with the woodshop got his wife quite pregnant so we have had a weekend to band this out. That said I did get a dremel that routs so thanks for the reminder.
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I would have 3. 1 each for my E32's and 1 for my E34. Pleae PM me when you are ready to go. I have others who may be interested too..
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