Garmin Cup Holder Mount

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-20-2018 05:36 PM 1362 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had made a mount for my Garmin a while back, but I can’t find the project. I did find one
( ) by luv2learn( Lee) that is just like what I dreamed up- great minds think alike, I guess!!

I have a cup holder that comes out of the dash in my Outback and the holder I previously made did not work out because the rubber suction cup would release after a while and drop the Garmin on the floor. So I made a walnut cup shaped piece, modified the GPS mount and screwed and doweled the GPS to it and it drops in like a cup. It is easy in and out now.
It is finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-20-2018 06:09 PM

Great IDEA!!

Looks good too.

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#2 posted 07-20-2018 06:31 PM

nice accessorization jim,problem solved.nice work.

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#3 posted 07-20-2018 07:26 PM

Much better than their suction devices!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-20-2018 07:30 PM

that’s a darn site better than the bean bag I use

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 07-20-2018 07:36 PM

Good job, Jim!

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#6 posted 07-20-2018 07:46 PM

Very creative Jim!

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#7 posted 07-20-2018 07:49 PM

Great thinking, now I’ve got cup holder envy, mine’s on my center console between the seats :-(

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#8 posted 07-20-2018 09:09 PM
You must me loosing it again Jim. You have so many projects going, it’s got you crazy.
I like this one much better. Less conspicuousness and easy in and out. Suction cups suck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 07-20-2018 09:17 PM

Good combination of modern car interior an woodworking

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-20-2018 09:48 PM

Nicely done Jim. Now the Garmin is not so conspicuous.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 07-20-2018 09:52 PM

Crafty old bugger Jim, bet a few of the guys copy this one, great idea

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 07-20-2018 10:27 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I came back from Illinois Tues night and thought about a slick way to do that all the way home. ( sounds like the song” just got home from Illinois…”)

Hi Jerry, make a cup base with a long stick in the middle and put the Garmin on top of!! it!!

Hi Dave. You found the old project!!..Thanks. Now I can use the other side of the double cup holder with it rigged this way.

Hi Lee, you know how nice it is with the one you have. It comes right out to stash in the back seat so someone won’t break the window if they see it! I had another base to cut the suction cup off and still have the original one stuck in the shop!

Cheers, my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 07-21-2018 02:54 AM

Another cool idea Jim.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 07-21-2018 02:58 AM

Creative idea!! But I am not giving up my single cupholder for the GPS.


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 07-21-2018 10:09 AM

Thanks Bob and Gunny!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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