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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    Canadian Blood Services have revised some rules and allow beverages and snacks for donations that take time (e.g. plasma and platelets) and the chairs you occupy now have a portable/temporary cup holder available (kindly look up 'Couchcoaster'). The cupholder I've been seeing down there doesn't have a brand name but seems to be built of a couple of parts.
    What I'm actually looking for is something that I could remove the cupholder component from, and attach a small cube like construction radio on, face up. The 'holder' would ideally drape over the Spridget driveshaft tunnel and keep the radio in position, and could be easily removed. Perhaps I'd also be able to hear it, with the speaker by my side.
    I'd originally thought of some sort of 'sandbag' that I could bolt the radio to and drop onto the tunnel, but haven't progressed beyond the 'thought' stage.
    Any other suggestions? Thanks, Doug

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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    Roll of duct tape

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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

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    https://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Garba.../dp/B071ZYPFMH
    https://www.amazon.com/Meistar-Trash.../dp/B07J6RM499





    You might be able to just cut out the part you need from an old floor mat, one with the little spikey thingys to grab the carpet.

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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    Thanks for the sites, and the suggestion! Doug

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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    For cup's I find that wedging the drink between the passenger seat and the tunnel works just fine. For a radio get your hearing aid's tuned in to a blue tooth. You do have hearing aids like the rest of us, don't you?

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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    Eh?
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    Door handles,Bootlid,Glovebox all fads
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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    I made a removable one for my TR250 by screwing women's plastic horseshoe shaped plastic hair holder things to a narrow dual cupholder https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-SMT-G...ateway&sr=8-47
    and https://www.amazon.com/Hestya-Plasti...dDbGljaz10cnVl or similar, drill a hole for flat screw through hairband and you have got it.

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    Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    Quote Originally Posted by glemon View Post
    I made a removable one for my TR250 by screwing women's plastic horseshoe shaped plastic hair holder things to a narrow dual cupholder https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-SMT-G...ateway&sr=8-47
    and https://www.amazon.com/Hestya-Plasti...dDbGljaz10cnVl or similar, drill a hole for flat screw through hairband and you have got it.
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