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#1 Littlegizmos

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:11 PM

i have had a few cup holders made to fit around the mini heater.what do you think? but i need some rubber cups made! anyone have any ideas where i can have them made??

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#2 danie garry

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:22 PM

looks good, how is it held in?

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:47 PM

That a brillant idea! One of the main problems i have is the lack of cup holders (Seriously, the amount of times i've spilt a drink on the passengers seat >_>)

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:03 AM

Jesus! That's better than sliced bread, that's the best thing since the wheel! I want one!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:27 AM

Want! Are you going to make these to sell?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:48 AM

two words dude 'dragons den!!'

nip down the local scrappy and see if anything out of another car will do the job then you can make a mould from it and bobs your uncle :(

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:53 AM

shame it doesn't fold up and lock in place. then fold back down again. its a good idea though

folding could be easy to do

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:09 AM

Would cups not sit straight in? How about just some rubber U shaped edge trim lining the hole to 'grip' the cup/can.

It looks as if the heater vent needs to be in the screen position while you're using the holder, is this the case.

Looks like a great bit of kit though and something that's definately missing from the Mini scene!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:11 PM

shame it doesn't fold up and lock in place. then fold back down again. its a good idea though

folding could be easy to do


If it folded would it maintain its streanth though? Imagine the weight from 2 large starbucks coffees. Thats a lot of weight. I presume this will be screwed into the heater for its strengh?

It looks as if the heater vent needs to be in the screen position while you're using the holder, is this the case.

if it is could you not just make it slightly longer so it doenst fail on the heater switch?

Looks like a great bit of kit though and something that's definately missing from the Mini scene!

I agree. if your going to make these to sell then id get yourself down to the patent office and get one if I were you, I think these are going to be really, really popular and every other company is going to want to copy the design. Imitations is the best form of flattery until it means your loosing £! If your not going to sell them, i have every confidence someone will!

I have a couple of suggestions of my own, try and make the holes different sizes. Either have interchangeable holes to suit different cup sizes (if its designed for a can a burger king large drink will tend to fall over) or, look at the cup holders in something like a mk5 golf. there a great idea as they have like a "claw" like holder that holds the drinks. the bigger the cup the wider the "claw" opens.

My other idea is to make a cup holder of a different design somewhere else. I have always wanted a cup holder in the door pocket (the door pockets would need to be redesigned to accomodate this and/or a cup holder that fits in the huge Mk1 door pockets.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:31 PM

You can't patent something after you've published it.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:38 PM

You can't patent something after you've published it.


Really? I didnt know that. fair enough.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

I've been trying to persuade "Stiggy" to make a dash with cup holders in it for Months ( if not years )..... I Told him people want cup holders....

Good Job !

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

looks like a good idea, u can make some money off them i bet :(

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

looks like a good idea, u can make some money off them i bet :(

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

I have one of these... bought from er, another country. :( Very neat idea and I'd be in the market for another one too!

Edited by Jeff R, 02 March 2010 - 03:08 PM.





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