The only thing I hate about my Patrol

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The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by izakjbrt » 12 May 2018 12:18

The only thing I hate about my patrol (which is an awesome vehicle)....

No not the fuel consumption.....but those useless baby size cup holders! Jeez nothing fits in there, definitely not a beer. If it was not for coke trying to rip us off by shrinking the plastic bottles, I would not have anything to put in there (well maybe a red bull). There must be some 3d printer genius that can print something to fit over those puny little dimples and provide some real man size cup holders

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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by iandvl » 12 May 2018 14:12

Must be a facelift Patrol thing. Both my 4.5 and the wife's (pre-facelift) 4.8's cope nicely....
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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by izakjbrt » 12 May 2018 14:17

I see the guys on the aussie forums are also complaining about it. Maybe the dude that had the patrol before me just preferred "small" drinks

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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by Kagiso II » 12 May 2018 14:51

take it out .. that leaves a square opening where my 1,5 litre water bottle fits in
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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by karldDanneberg » 12 May 2018 20:45

Coincidentally I feel the same! It’s the most pathetic cup holder know to the automotive industry.

Today after being fed up with the cup holders I embarked on designing a prototype. I completed it this afternoon and will use it as is for a couple days and then make necessary changes and tweaks. Thereafter I will have it fabricated and leather lined and bound.

The cup holders in the prototype arent the final, I’ve ordered 2 stainless cup holders from amazon, they have an internal led light and drainage.

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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by Dungbeetle » 13 May 2018 06:53

Not a lot of cars can accommodate a fire extinguisher or a 2l Coke in the door..... :wink:
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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by SJC » 13 May 2018 08:53

Dungbeetle wrote:
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Not a lot of cars can accommodate a fire extinguisher or a 2l Coke in the door..... :wink:
Or 5 liter beer...
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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by izakjbrt » 13 May 2018 09:00

karldDanneberg wrote:
12 May 2018 20:45
Coincidentally I feel the same! It’s the most pathetic cup holder know to the automotive industry.

Today after being fed up with the cup holders I embarked on designing a prototype. I completed it this afternoon and will use it as is for a couple days and then make necessary changes and tweaks. Thereafter I will have it fabricated and leather lined and bound.

The cup holders in the prototype arent the final, I’ve ordered 2 stainless cup holders from amazon, they have an internal led light and drainage.

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Now that is going to look cool, would love to see it when done

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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by karldDanneberg » 13 May 2018 09:16

Thanks Izak

I’ll be refining it over the following week, thereafter get costing and then send for fabrication.

Itll be leather wrapped and stitched like the gear knobs.

Essentially it’s a drop in unit.

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Re: The only thing I hate about my Patrol

Post by graham1 » 13 May 2018 20:58

Very odd.

My beer can fits perfectly in the cup holder. And let me tell you, it’s been well used! :wink:

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