saw a chrome version of those... do they hold multiple size drinks securely? The front of my heater isn't completely flat, how did you deal with that? Is yours a factory heater? Also, did you leather wrap your lower rail?
I went about the cup holder thing in a different way and mounted a matching pair to the front of the heater and they work really well. Gave them a slight modify to improve the feel of them and put a non slip liner in the base. Look like they were meant to be there and work spot on.
Minivation make nice product, Ive seen the cup holder and the phone mount, both very nice.8E5AAA6B-D4C7-418B-AC1F-C8B09870BC22.jpeg
They seem to be holding anything weve put in them, including big 1l water bottles very well. I bought them for about £2.50 each of eBay and wasnt expecting much quality but theyre fine so far - I did smooth and lubricatte the moving parts though.
Theyre screwed with 2 big self tappers at the top into the plastic of the heater distribution box with some strong double sided tape for added security. There is a gaper the bottom ⅓ and its where another pair of mounting screw should go through. I just left the gap, with the intention of making a wedge to fill the gap and use the other 2 mounting holes, just didnt get round to it and all seems good to go anyway. I kind of fitted them in a hurry while preparing the car for the big drive to IMM last May.
Ours is the original factory fitted heater and wasnt too worried about making a mess of it as Ive another spare here. Id bought it to salvage the resistor coil for the 2 speed fan.
Yes, I did leather wrap the lower rail, was done to match the top dash pad, got matching handbrake and gear gators too, was impressed with the quality of the materials and went on very nicely. Our dash pads had the odd hole and bad marks so tidied up nicely.
On the passenger side of the heater, I mounted a double power point/USB charger that is used a lot - our car does a lot of road trips. I also got a great shelf made from GRP that I covered with speaker board felt and has proved great storage. We did a few treasure hunt / navigation things last summer and have pen clips / torches discreetly mounted to the side. Was very pleased with the job.