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Re: Cup holders

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Skibob6 wrote:My merkurs previous owner installed a sliding arm rest onto the center compartment that has cup holders that pop out above the e-brake handle. Ill take a picture when i get home. It doesn't interfere with anything while you're driving unless it a huge cup.
That was from Rapido if it is the one I think it is. Is it just screwed through the cassette console?
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Re: Cup holders

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DAReese wrote:
Skibob6 wrote:My merkurs previous owner installed a sliding arm rest onto the center compartment that has cup holders that pop out above the e-brake handle. Ill take a picture when i get home. It doesn't interfere with anything while you're driving unless it a huge cup.
That was from Rapido if it is the one I think it is. Is it just screwed through the cassette console?
I have one of those that I bought used without instructions. I used Velcro tape to attach it to the armrest pad. It holds two cups/cans but you have to remove them to utilize the e-brake.
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Re: Cup holders

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This is yet another one of my 50% completed projects and so far it has made its way to 3 different merkurs and its still not finished off. I guess that either means its good enough or I'm just lazy .... I'll let you decide.

It started as a piece of abs plastic from the car stereo place where I worked 12+ years ago. I shaped it from a poster board pattern, cut two holes based on fitting a McDonalds soft drink size cup then heated and bent to the correct angle. Basically remove the stock cassette holder under the armrest and fabricate a plate to go in its place. I had intended to add generic cupholders underneath but just never got around to it.

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Re: Cup holders

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OK, I've took some measurements & pics and sent then to Mike.

The issue we have is the step in the transmission tunnel. It's about 6" from the edge of the console and then 11" to the floor.

He doesn't have anything to go all the way to the floor but does have one that's set up for the 6" length.

His comments

:The problem may be how well something will stay on that step. I’ve seen some where it does OK and others not. What will happen if the step isn’t flat/level or large enough is that the bottom of the holder may slip from that area and since there’s then nothing under it, whatever’s in it will fall from there. I can’t really judge from the pictures whether there’s enough to keep something there or not."

He did say that the E39 5 series holder matches the 6" length so I've ordered one up this morning.

Don't know if it matters but my car is a '87 (wide tunnel) I don't know if the earlier cars have a different shape tunnel.
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I have a cup holder and coin holder, that can be installed where the amp below the radio is.
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Re: Cup holders

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OK, my Ultimate Cup Holder arrived and as the owner warned about the step in the trans tunnel, it just wasn't big enough. Bottles and cans would slide out the bottom. So I made up a bottom for it in about 15 minutes using some scrap aluminum.

Worked out pretty well.

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Re: Cup holders

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usmcgunner27 wrote:I have a cup holder and coin holder, that can be installed where the amp below the radio is.
That one works in Scorpio only due to the fact that Scorpio has 2 standard DIN radio holes. The hole below the XR radio is short vertically and wider across the car.

That ultimate cup holder looks cool what was the cost? I like the idea of the Mondeo holders too, reminds of the ones in my dad Saab 9-5 wagon.
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It was $30 shipped
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