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Default Pre Update Cup Holder Solution(s) .... please...

Does anyone with a pre-update (before the invention of lattes) have a cup holder solution? I feel after 23 years of ownership and with some long drives still ahead of me (I hope), that I am now (over)due for one.

The link below shows the default Mopar unit, which was intended for the markets where the steering wheel is on the left. Would this interfere with driving (on RHD cars)? The slots are still available and it fits flush.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/72151_0101.htm

The over the hand brake alternative [from the afterthought market] is better positioned, but if I ever got one of these, I would want it to be removable due to mirror controls and the proper operation of the handbrake. It would be off until I get my favourite cup of coffee from a particular servo chain... and then I would throw it behind me again...

For the pre-update owners, what is your solution to this problem? Have you fabbed your own cup holder?
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I certainly have Eksjay.

There are not a lot of options for our XJ's, but i came up with this solution a while back and it works great.
I bought the stainless steel cup holders on Ebay. I got the correct size hole saw from Bunnings. Marked it all out, closed my eyes and performed the operation. Works pretty good. I can still use the center console, as the cups are not too deep, and the console lid is pretty thick.
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Awesome! Looks like something you would find in a Rolls.

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Rainman, that product was something I wanted to avoid- alas, I ordered it anyway. The location of the actual cup holders can't be beat, not to mention the next to nothing price. I have to figure out how to remove it easily when not in use. The Mopar product is unworkable as there is not enough leg room in the RHD. The only downside to the over hand brake installation according to many is the shallow nature of the cup holders. I only ever get small coffees so it does not bother me.

I could have easily gone the Rolls Royce treatment with the stainless steel cups in the cubby box, but the problem is that I have a young pax in the back that could potentially kick or reach something extremely hot (a black coffee which I need every now and then to start my lights), or something cold, and the contents could end up on them, the headliner or the front pax or the dash, and create chaos if not a car accident.

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I hate the one I have. It's the one above the handbrake. My handbrake barely worked and doesn't really anymore with the cup holder.
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Hamish, what you described is probably the state of every XJ owners parking brake by default.

About 3 years ago, my local mechanic replaced the drums to something aftermarket (drums). I have never had a problem with parking on hills since. It is even more secure than my JKU hand brake which is basically a new car. I would previously have to almost rip the handbrake off its cable to get it to engage, even after a brake service.

It is the only reason I ended up ordering the centre console cup holders. I have to find a way of securing the tray without permanently bolting it in e.g. with a removable fastener
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