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dash tray mods

Postby dink » 09 May 2010, 11:40

i'm fed up with my dash tray
the cup holders, don't
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you goround a corner and what ever is in there comes out, because they are too shallow

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irecently replaced the guttering on the house, and found that the joints are the same internal diameter of the base of the cup holder

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so i figure if i cut up a down pipe joint, i wrapped tape around a holesaw (i'm too cheap to buy one the right size)

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with a tin sat in there

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i'll glue it in with araldite, and then black silicon to seal around to be sure it won't come loose
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Re: dash tray mods

Postby daschmoo » 09 May 2010, 18:43

I agree about them being a tad shallow but glueing (sp?) in a lump of pipe isn't exactly pretty! What happens if you drop something small into the now really deep recepticle... gonna need tweezers or pliers to retrieve it! :wink: I just wedge (ha) a bit of rubber or sommat in to secure it if I'm gonna be rally cross driving... :D
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Re: dash tray mods

Postby dink » 09 May 2010, 19:59

i'm rough, design over function is not for me
if you saw my bus, my home, me, you'd see
if it works, i don't care what it looks like
the hole i cut in the ash tray space is for my ipod dock, i could have cut a pretty hole, that ain't me
maybe someone will see what i've done and design better from it, it's a win win
OH an i have really long fingers and can pick up a 1p coin from the bottom of it no problems ;)
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Re: dash tray mods

Postby Cruz » 13 May 2010, 17:05

My ugly, cracked dash untidy was the first thing to get ripped out and binned :lol:
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Re: dash tray mods

Postby DOMINIC » 23 May 2010, 21:17

cruz - im with you mate, mine was in the bin day one !
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Re: dash tray mods

Postby dumpy » 05 Jul 2010, 10:33

Hi, kind of related,thought might be of interest - at the British VW show last Sat I picked up a centre console from a DAF truck. It has 2 cupholders and a lockable box behind. It fits in the walkthrough without fouling the handbrake, and is low enough to a:> climb over, and b:> allow my psngr side swivel to pass over the top - it even has steel screw bases to attach to the floor for security.

I'm pretty happy with it as an alternative to the not so nice dash tidies.
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Re: dash tray mods

Postby geordie skydiver » 05 Jul 2010, 16:47

Dumpy, can you post a picture or have you contact details for the guy who sold you it?

Or even the DAF part number?
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