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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:11 pm 
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Anyone got any great ideas on how to stop the little bar on the cup holder from dropping down all the time....keep slipping down and spilling my drinks! :roll: s**t me to tears.

I want it to click in nicely - not be as loose as a hookers t***. Im sure someone in the Fordmods clan has come up with a you-bewt fix. So share...

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:20 pm 
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was a pain in the a**...
i just held it up with my hand (and drove manual)

put bluetac in it or something?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:27 pm 
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Yeah - Im sick of holding it up though. Gotta be a more permamnt fix?. I reckon its common falcon problem that someone has already tackled.

Prove me right boys... :P

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:27 pm 
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Yeah, I had a gutfull of it - there's a number of methods, but this what I did a while ago:
1. Cut a notch in the cupholder arms at full extend position. You may need to trim them to get the fingers to lock in.
2. Drill some holes and fit some strong cord(fishing line may be best) - I used aircraft lockwire.
3. Find and fit something to use as a button.
4. Setup your cord/fishing line, etc as per the pic - you'll need to drill holes in the fingers as well. You may need to adjust tension to achieve the desired effect. You'll need those holes near the button to give leverage on the cord.
5. So when you raise the cupholder arm, it locks in - to break the lock, press the button :P

You might want to add some small return springs to the fingers to aid locking. Took me about 4 hrs to make (most time was designing it), and bits and pieces I had in the garage. It's been fitted for about 10 months now - works fine.
Fairmont and non power windows cupholders will need to be done differently and maybe use a different system to achieve same.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:30 pm 
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how much is a new one from ford if they still sell them?
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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:31 pm 
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Very ingenious TOP stuff :D

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:53 pm 
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Awesome work Snap!. I knew one of the Modders would have rigged something up. Will give it a go.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:39 pm 
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put something electronic in there push a button and it goes up and push it again it goes down just an idea i thought of
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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:40 pm 
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yer i loved the first time i put my maccas cup in the
supposibly CUP HOLDER. only held it for 2 second and went all over my centre console.

boy that was a great day.

 

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buy like a little actuator that pushes up when switched on and it releases when switched off.
That would be an awsome mod LOL

 

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yer i loved the first time i put my maccas cup in the
supposibly CUP HOLDER. only held it for 2 second and went all over my centre console.

boy that was a great day.


thats why bottled water is only allowed in my car, saves s**t going everwhere and things getting sticky

but good mod there snap, good s**t

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:04 am 
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underneath where the legs are that hinge on all i did to fix mine (ef fairmont) was to melt part of the legs n melt a lil of the plastic to make a heap more resisitance to stop the cup holder arms falling down n drinks going everywhere... coke/ants and cars dont mix... :lol: cost nothing to modify and now the drink holder works as it should do...was a 15 min job...

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:04 am 
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Stupid fuken POS ford cupholers.. most f**k useless things ever..

ive had a whole large thickshake go all over the carpet cause of the bloody things!

not to mention they dont even fit 6*600ml bottles!

even with one in there hit the brakes and it falls out...

i now wedge drinks down the side of the seat behind the hankbrake

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:04 pm 
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Hey fordfreak....you got any pics of what youve done to the menace cupholder?. Sounds like a good fix that other people could do too!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:12 pm 
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I just put a bulldog clip on one of the uprights, so it stays up permanantly...

 

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