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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-26-2018 12:13 PM 1049 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kind of a cup holder to hold the cup shaped base I made for my GPS and it is installed in my ‘72 Monte Carlo. They never had cup holders back then!!

I wanted it to be in a handy location but removable, too, so I made this aluminum channel to mount under the dash kind of out of sight. I formed up the aluminum ring with a tang on it that slips into the channel and bent at 27 degrees so the holder is level. The aluminum ring fits into the wood ring and is secured with 3 brass screws.

I made the wood ring our of maple burl because the dash is burl. 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 09-26-2018 12:30 PM

very nice. your work is out of this world

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 09-26-2018 12:37 PM

Clever and attractive solution Jim.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 09-26-2018 12:42 PM

Nice job there Jim, I can see why you chose a burl the dash is great, I will have to go check out 72 Monte Carlo’s now, just to see the full effect.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 09-26-2018 12:55 PM

Wow one of the last of the Muscle cars!
It looks great, look after it its worth a fortune here in Aust about $45k AUD.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 09-26-2018 01:07 PM

GPS is, in my estimation, one of the greatest inventions of the century.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 09-26-2018 01:14 PM

Cool idea, Jim!

Beats the heck out of velcro on the dash!

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

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#7 posted 09-26-2018 01:16 PM

супер идея

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#8 posted 09-26-2018 01:24 PM

veryclever idea,Jim

-- bambi

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#9 posted 09-26-2018 01:40 PM

great idea BUT pretty sure the GPS can’t keep up with the Monte lol

-- 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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#10 posted 09-26-2018 03:18 PM

Great build Jim.

-- 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 09-26-2018 03:50 PM

Beautiful and really very clever!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#12 posted 09-26-2018 04:31 PM

I like your car gadgets…this one looks just fine and very useful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 09-26-2018 05:58 PM

Being able to remove it easily is definitely an important feature!
Nice addition to you drive!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 09-26-2018 09:49 PM

Another great looking project, Jim. I actually wondered if you did the burl on the dash yourself since this matches so well :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#15 posted 09-26-2018 10:13 PM

Very good Holder, Jim!

Yes, they can be a real PITA…

You adapted your parts to make a very COOL holder…

Just about when you think you have done it, the sun shines in and messes the whole display up… then, you have to start thinking about Sun Shades, etc. etc. It ends up to be a real can of worms…

F R U S T R A T I N G !!

Thank you for your ideas…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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