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Old 03-08-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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OEM drink holder in rear seat mod

OK, so the Delmarco's DIY putting an OEM drink holder into the armrest mod was great and got me thinking. What if you want to have a place to put your drinks but dont want to have the armrest down? With the armrest mod, you are SOL....So I thought, why not just put the cup holder into the rear seat itself?? The results speak for themselves:



what I did was a modified version of this DIY:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ear+cup+holder

Heck, this mod turned out so well I might go all out and put a holder in the rear armrest too but then that might be overkill. I'll let someone else do that so I can see how it looks....
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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verryyyy nice
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:32 PM   #4
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looks pretty good. id like to see it without something in the cup holder.

and how come you picked gray for the color? just curious
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:32 PM   #5
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dope, thats even better considering the fact that coupes cant really do the arm rest mod
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:34 PM   #6
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is there a diy for cars with ski pass/entry behind the armrest...i never got why a bmw sedan with winter package doesnt come with cup holders...
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #7
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looks pretty good. id like to see it without something in the cup holder.

and how come you picked gray for the color? just curious
I just wanted a little contrast. If I get tired of grey or want to go with the stealth look, I'll just spray it black....

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is there a diy for cars with ski pass/entry behind the armrest...i never got why a bmw sedan with winter package doesnt come with cup holders...
Not that I know of, but you can just modify the DIY that I have linked in the first post at the bottom. This mod that I did would be perfect for you guys with ski passes and want rear cup holders!
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very nice, but why grey and not black?
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that's a pretty sweet mod!
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:12 AM   #11
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looks pretty good. id like to see it without something in the cup holder.

and how come you picked gray for the color? just curious
here is a shot of the seat out of the car and the holder with nothing in it


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very nice, but why grey and not black?
Does the contrast not look good? Do you think it would look better all black?
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:14 AM   #12
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:17 AM   #13
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it looks great! very oem-ish!
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:21 AM   #14
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wow major props! id like to try this! my friends are always complaining about that
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wow major props! id like to try this! my friends are always complaining about that
i wish my friends could sit in the back to complain
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:48 AM   #16
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mine cant sit in the back either too much rubbing in the rear tires
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really cool. and the drinks are still reachable by the driver it looks.

maybe an option for ppl like me who deleted their cupholders for a eurotray
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Thats a great idea! Nice work.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:54 PM   #20
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Looks great! It looks so much cleaner and more "OEM" than delmarco's cup holder mod. Personally I would have done black instead of gray, but to each his own.
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