Don't know if it fits yours but for my '81 380 SL a Walmart cheappy
$4.99 console "2-cup holder and general set of bins" turned backwards
fits exactly between the seats and works great. I notched the front and
rear flanges to fit over the side humps on the SL console. The 2-cup
holder fits just back of the power window switches and the rest tucks
neatly under the arm rest. Almost looks like OEM.
I took a piece of oak, cut two 2.75 inch holes in it. Then took a router
with a 3/8" radius bit and relieved the top of each hole. Sealed and
stained the oak and have been happily using it for past several years in
my 87 300SDL center console. Of course, in the SDL the console is open so
the oak sits on top, prevented from sliding by a spacer block. Looks good
and is quite functional. Took about 30 minutes to cut, bore, relieve,
If if could have found zembrano wood, I'd have used that. Cost was a
factor as was time.
I was wondering when cup holders were going to be a discussion in a
Personally, I bought the $0.99 cup holder from Target that hangs on
the door. Its opening is adjustable (flexing plastic) so it holds
anything, but its right in the way of the door handle and the dash
side vent. So, its not perfect.
I thought about adding one to the center console with wood like others
have mentioned, but I always have the armrest down, so it isn't
practical for me. I like the suggestion of the one that slides between
the seat and the console (the wedge). As soon as I find one cheap
enough (less than $10) I'll probably get one of those, I haven't seen
the $5 one at Wal-mart, but I haven't been there in awhile.
Tried the wedge and all it was good for was slipping and sliding, esp if
you ever move the seat. Also the cup is too close to your elbow. Mine
never fit right and tilted a lot. I hate the door or window hung units
because they spill when closing the door.
I suggested the WalMart unit because it was the best looking, most
stable, and usable (and cheapest!) unit I tried after going through all
the above types. I have my armrest down all the time but it doesn't
cover the cup holders only the body of bins, therefore hiding most of
the stuff there from prying eyes.
One word: iCup
Don't know where, but a friend of mine got one for my brother to hold
his iPod. Its basically a piece of foam rubber that fits in a cup
holder and has a couple of slots and holes to hold various things,
like cell phone, ipod, pens, etc.
He doesn't use it anymore, let me know if you want it.
Just get the cheapest 2-cup side-by-side console model at any Big Box or
auto store. Get one where the bins' section is low, that tucks under
the armrest. The cup holders themselves will then be in front of the
armrest behind the power window switches. Be sure to notch the front
and back flanges of the holder to just fit over your car's console
raised edges. This gives it great stability. If you get the right
model, it almost looks OEM.
I'm not sure I follow. I thought you were talking about the wedge type
at first. The only thing I have seen that looks like what you describe
are the ones that are made to sit on the carpet on the "hump" in the
middle of the floor. The ones like that I have seen are too wide to
fit in the center console of my MB. A link to a picture would be
helpful, even if it was a link to Wal-mart's site. Although I checked
there, and there's nothing on their website.
The only thing I have seen that looks like what you describe
OK, for all those who desire this info I went to my local WalMart this
morning. It is called a "Contour Console", sells for a staggering
$3.16, and is Walmart's #0005-1070-0291, in the Automotive section. It
is manufactured by "Texas Saddlebags" Mod#558. It has a bar code of
7 39214 55811 2. I couldn't find it on Walmart's web site either. But
If that doesn't do it, sorry. Anything similar should work as well.
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