In this article we will removing the ashtray from from a 92 240SX and replacing it with a custom cupholder.
Skill Level 3 of 5
Time Required ~1Hr.
Tool and Supplies:
-Dragonplate CF adhesive plating or preffered covering
-Elmer’s Craft Bond, or other suitable spray adhesive
-Small plastic container, to be used as your new cup holder
1:Remove the existing ashtray and surrounding trim panels.
Note: Some modification may be required to accommodate your new cup holder a test fitting is highly recommended to ensure proper fitment.
Note: I cut out a part of the center console to accommodate the cup holder I used.
2:Test fit that the new cup holder sits flush inside.
3:After deciding if your fitment is ideal and modifying the C/H if necessary trace the top of it on the back side of the covering plate. Measure the distance and ensure that the fitment is where you want it.
Note: Once you install the cup holder you will not be able to adjust it so proper measure is critical
4:Cut a hole in the covering plate.
5:Clean both surfaces so adhesive spray bonds sufficiently.
6:Spray both the C/H and floor panel with the glue.
7:Install the C/H in the place where you want it. Press on the C/H to ensure an even bond.
Note: It might be wise to make a cardboard filler to adjust your finisher plate height.
8:Once the C/H is cured in place remove the adhesive backing from the finisher plate and install.
Originally written by FeintMind