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Old 11-18-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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Here's my solution, pic is pretty self explanatory.

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Old 11-18-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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Nice! My "Jam the damn coffee next to the e-brake" solution continues to work for the time being...
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
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That works fine for my metal coffee cup, but plastic fast food cups just bend in and start to fall over.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:54 PM   #4
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I usually end up getting one of the cardboard cup trays if it's anything other than a Dunkin' Donuts cup. If the seat isn't available, that means my wife is riding shotgun and she gets the "here, hold this!" look as we leave...
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:17 PM   #5
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Nice! My "Jam the damn coffee next to the e-brake" solution continues to work for the time being...
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:20 PM   #6
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I'm gonna see if I can 3d print one sometime. I've managed to avoid spilling anything, but the old gummed up broken seat heater switches say the previous owners weren't so careful.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:06 PM   #7
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You could always get one of these.



You can mount these on a flat surface like a door panel but being a 240 its feels cramped(had one installed but removed). These cup holder mounts can be found on old Mercedes cars or any Chevy/GM travel vans at the junkyard(which is where I found mine).

Also available on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-UNIVER...ZWxdni&vxp=mtr

Or if you want to mount one in the dash where the radio would go.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Top-Universa...BVwT9y&vxp=mtr

Example in a 240.

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Old 11-20-2016, 03:28 PM   #8
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Brilliant! I'm going to look for one at the junkyard.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:33 PM   #9
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Brilliant! I'm going to look for one at the junkyard.
Double din cup holder can be found on 89-95 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable as well.
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:30 PM   #10
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Na, do the caveman holder..............
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:04 PM   #11
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Where are those cup holders from?
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:17 PM   #12
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Someone get this guy ^^ a cup holder already

If you really want a cup holder, you can adapt a cupholder armrest from a 7/9 car, of an early 850. I have an early 850 one I'll sell ya cheap to play with if you want.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:16 PM   #13
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They used to sell a cup holder arm rest for 240. I don't see them for sale much now cause #oldcarstuff.

I have always used the door pockets but then all I needed was for something to hold water bottles.

I always thought it was stupid of Volvo to put the 850 cup holders directly above the window switches. Making sure you work on cleaning crud out of the window switches.
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:08 PM   #14
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I've always used a cup holder that I get at Dollar General store.
It fits behind the door on the glove box. Open the door, hang tab on door, close door. Cost about $1.50.
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:52 PM   #15
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It fits behind the door on the glove box. ...
You still drive a 240??
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You still drive a 240??
Yep.
I drive a 93 model 240......all stock.
I gave $300 for it 3 years ago and drove it home.
It's a sweet ride.

My grandson just bought a 78 model 244 a couple of weeks ago and it's in my shop now.
It's a really solid car...b21f....4 speed M46 with od.
It just needs a little attention, which it is now getting.
New front engine seals, timing belt, plugs, plug wires, dist. cap and rotor. The brake lights, oil light an
charge light didn't work. I made quick work of the electrical problems and we are working on the engine in the evening after he gets home from work.

He got this one for $700, bought it at night and drove it 40 miles to home.
It's gonna be a nice ride with very little work.

Nice talking with you again.
I've been ill for the last year or so but I'm slowly improving.......enough that I feel like working on my Volvo cars again, which is my favorite hobby.

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You still drive a 240??
Yep.
I drive a 93 model 240......all stock.
I gave $300 for it 3 years ago and drove it home.
It's a sweet ride.

My grandson just bought a 78 model 244 a couple of weeks ago and it's in my shop now.
It's a really solid car...b21f....4 speed M46 with od.
It just needs a little attention, which it is now getting.
New front engine seals, timing belt, plugs, plug wires, plus the brake lights, oil light and charge light didn't work. I made quick work of the electrical problems and we are working on the engine in the evening after he gets home from work.

He got this one for $700, bought it at night and drove it 40 miles to home.
It's gonna be a nice ride with very little work.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:27 PM   #18
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https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=5520006 - now with re-hosted pics.

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Very cool. I would try to make one with just 1 cupholder so the hand brake still worked. If I didn't suck at woodworking lol
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Yep.
I drive a 93 model 240......all stock.
I gave $300 for it 3 years ago and drove it home.
It's a sweet ride.

My grandson just bought a 78 model 244 a couple of weeks ago and it's in my shop now.
It's a really solid car...b21f....4 speed M46 with od.
It just needs a little attention, which it is now getting.
New front engine seals, timing belt, plugs, plug wires, plus the brake lights, oil light and charge light didn't work. I made quick work of the electrical problems and we are working on the engine in the evening after he gets home from work.

He got this one for $700, bought it at night and drove it 40 miles to home.
It's gonna be a nice ride with very little work.
Wow, good deals and maybe no Northeast rust! 93 explains how you can trust a cup of coffee above your passenger's feet to the glovebox door latch. I've seen the retrofit reinforcement to those glove boxes on 93's.
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:22 AM   #21
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They used to sell a cup holder arm rest for 240. I don't see them for sale much now cause #oldcarstuff.
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This one was popular while it was still made:



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Old 02-19-2020, 10:56 PM   #22
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I have a 240 Husco armrest that is mostly complete.

If anyone is interested in it, message me.
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Old 02-19-2020, 11:00 PM   #23
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here's my solution I came up with

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Old 02-19-2020, 11:30 PM   #24
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Wow, good deals and maybe no Northeast rust! 93 explains how you can trust a cup of coffee above your passenger's feet to the glovebox door latch. I've seen the retrofit reinforcement to those glove boxes on 93's.
No rust on either car.
I've never had a problem with the glove box dumping a cup holder.
I never travel with a passenger anyway. If I go somewhere with the wife we always drive her vehicle. It's not a Volvo for the first time in 35 years. She saw a Toyota 4runner she liked and that's what she drives now. We do occasionally need a 4wheel drive where we live, so that's how it turned out.

I personally will never have a daily driver or hobby car if it's not a red block Volvo. I've been driving one for nearly 50 years, and I'm too old to change now.
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Old 02-19-2020, 11:32 PM   #25
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Man.....that's a nice looking 242...
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