? for you early 70's 40 owners

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by xrock, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. xrock

    xrock

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    First off, do most swap out the bench for buckets? What I was wondering is what the folks who have kept the bench seat have done for cup holders and other additions? The bench seats are very nice in the 40 I have and didn't want to swap out right now.

    It does have the overhead storage from SOR for the cb, radio and speakers, but when I take the hardtop off, that will probably have to go too until I get a soft top for it.

    Does anyone have good tips for creating room for drinks and other stuff since you can't add a middle console with the bench seat?

    (although, the way it rides I'm not sure a drink will stay put. :D )

    Just wondering- thanks
     
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    roll of duct tape...
     
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    if you can believe it, I actully still have the factory bench seats in my rock ride (hopfully not for too much longer) but I just press my drinks between the doorway lip and the tool box, they stay put.
     
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    All of the genius minds on this forum and that's the best mod invention- Duct tape roll?? :)

    Ok- looks like I have a project now and need to figure out a way to make it work.

    I was thinking since I still have the plastic takeout drink coozies from my old Xterra that I could make a bracket to hold them and then use one of the bolts from the dash pad to hook it to. We'll see after I take a better look.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about! Nice find IDave!

    I like this one:
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    That way, I can keep the nice looking bench seat and have a little bit of storage besides the glove box.
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Looks like it would be nice and easy for someone to remove from your truck...



    I like the duct tape.....looks like it belongs there. :)



    I installed power steering in my truck so that I could hold a beverage with one hand and steer with the other hand... ;)

    Has worked great since '91.



    :beer:
     
  9. IDave

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    i take mine out frequently to do work on the truck! :D
     
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    What's wrong with bungy a small ice chest with the holders on top. Got your holder, arm rest and frosty refills.
     
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    The best cup holder:
    bar bouy.jpg
     
  12. lone gunman

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    a buddy of mine used a set of water bottle holders for bycicles. one on each side of the heater housing. it has worked great for years now.
     
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    pbgbottle Forum Lifer

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    i use my tow strap . same idea as the duct tape .
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i used to run the marine holders...worked great.
     
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    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    I use a cup holder that is fixed to the roll cage on the left with velcro (from a local 4x4 store). I changed to a better driver seat but kept the rest of the bench. CD player is mounted under the bench (PO idea, but no skipping !).
     
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    Passenger Duties

    It's my passenger's duty to hold my beverage. If no passenger then I use the crotchal area of my body. Spillage in that area can cause slight embarrassment but I'm used to it.

    I really think the best solution is the gimbal mounted holder mounted to the dash.

    Wonder if they make those in quart bottle size??

    Paul
     
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    Duct tape roll, and I thought I was the only genious to do that. :D
     
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