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Old 11-30-2013, 02:31 PM
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The intent of this is to start a data bank on cup holders so we can see what options are out there and list what vehical they came out of so locating them will be easy for others.(if your in the market for a cup holder)
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:35 PM
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So, I've been thinking about this for awhile. This seemed like the place to ask this. What would be the plausibility of using an old computer cd drive to have an automatic cup holder. Now, I ask this having no idea about the inner workings of the drive. All I really know is that when you push the button, the cup holder slides out. I'm sure it would have to be modified and I don't know what voltage it would require (I think it's DC current?). Mounted in the side or dash, it looks like it would be pretty cool. One might even be able to attach a custom plate to the leading edge rather than that drop-down door. One of you guys that knows more about computers chime in. I'm thinking that I might be able to make an aluminum cup holder to replace the plastic tray. I just don't know if the thing could be made to work without the computer attached.
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So what you want the cup holder to do is to open and close on its own by just pushing a button???
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Yes. Or, at least be completely hidden. I think if I had my way, the only thing visible in the car when the key is off would be two seats, steering wheel, and the shifter. Everything else would either stay hidden or only show up when the key is on. Now, I realize this sort of thing is not always possible (or practical), it's my intent to hide everything that I can. I just don't know if this is one of those impossible (or impractical) things.
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Being hidden will be the easy part. I've come across all different styles of hiding it in the dashes. Where were you thinking of putting it.
Some of the cup holders that I've seen I would never have thought they were there if it wasn't that they were in the open postion.
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I'm pretty sure most cd drive close after a period of time.

What you really want is one of these.

There are spring controlled cup holders that you push a button and they slide out.

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Yes! That is exactly what I'm talking about. The only thing I would change, if I could, would be the look of the unit when closed. I think I would like it to blend in so that it's almost invisible. I suppose I'm sort of a Transformers nerd.
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Being hidden will be the easy part. I've come across all different styles of hiding it in the dashes. Where were you thinking of putting it.
Some of the cup holders that I've seen I would never have thought they were there if it wasn't that they were in the open postion.
I'm still thinking about the "where" part. I was thinking that there is quite a bit of dead space in the side-pod area (unless you're trying to get to the mounting screws ). Otherwise, the passenger side dash area, or out from under a center arm rest - if the e-brake were remotely located.
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