Unfortunately, the manufacturer of this product is no longer producing these cup holders. We have kept this technical article up on the site to support people who have purchased it in the past, but the cup holder is no longer available for sale as of December 2002.
Well, finally, Pelican Parts has found a cupholder that is worthy of installation in your Porsche 911. From every point of view-materials, function, aesthetics, and design-this cupholder is even better than the gee-whiz gadget in your friend's new Mercedes. It is machined from heavy aluminum alloy stock, and then black anodized. The brackets are also heavy-duty, and it has a spring-loaded ball detent to hold it open or closed. It looks like it belongs in an F-16 jet fighter (Figure 1). Best of all, you don't have to drill any holes to mount it.
To begin installation, measure 2 1/2 inches to the right edge of the ashtray, and make a mark (Figure 2). This will be the center point of the cupholder. There are two parts to the bracket. The upper part is the one with the thick portion on one end. The other one, which is all the same thickness, is the lower part. Insert the straight end of the lower part between the padded lower edge of the dash and the metal and push it firmly into place. The right-angle end of the lower bracket goes toward the front of the car, pointing down (Figure 3).
Place the top part of the bracket on the lower bracket, with the thick end toward the rear of the car (Figure 4). The right-angle end of this part points down also. The metal dash is "sandwiched" in between the parts of the bracket (Figure 5). Insert the 7/16-bolt into the center hole in the brackets and tighten, ensuring that the bracket is perpendicular to the dash. Extend the cupholder and mount it to the bracket with the sliding part down, using the Phillips-head screw provided. Make any final adjustments in the position of the bracket and cupholder to clear the radio controls and glovebox, and tighten securely.