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Cup holders - water bottle support

Old 09-04-2017, 04:35 PM
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A bit ago i posted a question on cup holders and andrew gave me an idea i thought i would try. I happen to have some left over material from the threathholds i installed and the day off so i started measuring and cutting to make this support so that the water bottles wont be rolling around while on the trail. If i am having this issue i figure others are as well so i thought i would post my mid day project in hopes it might help someone else.

i used a vise and a mallet to bend the edges and a jig saw to cut the circles after drilling an access hole. I used a cardboard template to define the areas to cut out. After several fit checks and once i was happy with it i sanded the sharp edges down and used silicone to hold it in place. At some point i might paint it flat black depending on how much glare it gives off.
Installed pic.
Due to the glare the photo looks a bit dark
I am in the process of bending the second lip
About to drill a hole so the jig can start the cut. I set the cardboard template next to it.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:12 PM
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How does it work for you ?
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:04 AM
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thanks for the question Andrew, I have only used it on road so far and it seems to be working as intended. I had a long glass water bottle that normally "lays" in the holder over the hand brake but this time it stayed upright and out of the way. I have not tried it on the trail yet but I would expect the same results. the jury is still out on painting it or not.


another thing I noticed is since the bottom of the holders have two different sizes it can also be a bit unstable, at least for the glass bottle I had last night. I am currently debating picking up a set of those "jeep" cup holder inserts from ebay and installing those (makes a great excuse to match the floor mats). the good - it will make an even bottom, the bad - it will decrease the depth of the cup holders.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:30 PM
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Been doing some off roading in the tahoe area this week and through all the bouncing around the cup holder has worked like a champ. I had a couple of tall metal water bottles and it jept them in place the whole time.
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