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Tool-less, 32oz cupholder mod

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by samjpatt, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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    samjpatt

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    If you're like me, you can relate to my frustration about the lack of big cupholders in our beloved 3rd gens. Once upon a time I had a sweet sweet 2nd gen (manual trans) with an integrated big-cup holder right there in the console... those were the days.

    To ease my frustration, I've spent a considerable amount of time looking for a good solution. I'm all about details, so I can't stand those cheap adapters on amazon (don't @ me).

    Here's what I came up with - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:



    What you need:

    1. Chalk bag(s) - I recommend testing fit with your bottle / cup of choice before buying. They come in many different sizes- if you find one that works for you, post it here!

    I purchased these from REI and can verify that 32oz Nalgene, Hydroflask, or any other similarly sized canteen will fit perfectly. They also have a draw string which can be adjusted to secure smaller bottles.

    2. Scrap bolt, pencil, etc - a perfect use for those extra center pins you have laying around.




    Install:


    Step 1: Put your scrap center-pin through the opening in the harness loops. This will prevent the loops from pulling out.



    Step 2: Separate the top and bottom portion of your console ***by hand***, it doesn't take much force to override the clips. Pull up from above the parting line.


    Step 3: Hang your chalk bag by placing the harness loops into the gap you've opened. Make sure you don't cover up the holes for the console clips.



    Step 4: Re-seat the top portion of your console by pushing down, double check that you haven't blocked any clips. It should seat easily.


    Step 5: Enjoy never having to chase bottles around the floor board again.


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    OPTIONAL STEP 2.1
    If you're OCD (and let's be honest, you are), you've probably noticed that he thickness of the loops may leave a slightly larger gap between the console segments. This can be resolved by removing some excess material from the console with a Dremel (not the visible portion, on the inside!).. This step is completely optional, it is not necessary unless the gap really bothers you.

     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  2. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Osteology

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    Nice fix! Off to check the status of unused chalk bags in the garage....
     
  3. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    LongDistanceTaco

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    I like this. I bought a cup holder adapter and it melted and deformed from the heat...
     
  4. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    ClintS

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    Niiice! I know I have some old lens cases around here that would work as well.
     
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  5. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    This is genius and exactly what i need

    Guess I’m buying some chalk bags
     
  6. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    I made an account to say this is amazing and I'll be doing it soon for the wife's giant water bottles. Thanks, for the great idea!
     
  7. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    This is a good idea. I like the side saddle approach to this little problem.
     
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  8. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  9. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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  10. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    And they deflate when empty! Coolness.

    Suddenly there’s going to be a run on REI online.
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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  12. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    Looks like you are using a 32 oz hydro flask? If so, that means it’ll fit my 48 oz nalgene which would be awesome
     
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  14. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Brilliant!!!
     
  15. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Fuck yeah op! This should be a sticky. Work perfectly with my molle. @Tacospike hit it up!
     
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  16. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    yep, you got it!
     
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  17. Jun 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Keep in mind there's different sized chalk bags. Big buckets to tiny ultralight ones.
     
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  18. Jun 22, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    I was gonna buy the same one lol
     
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    That's the safe bet! Keep in mind, handmade = $$$
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    yep, very true. I updated the post to emphasize the need to test fit before buying.

    If anyone finds other bags that work for common bottles / cups, post them here for other members.
     
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