Originally Posted by mak99
Thanks - I see they have stainless ones
too, which is what I'd prefer.
Our 13175s are in a IOIOVOIOI configuration, so I would have four straight arms and one wedge arm to work with. How easy was it to drill out the holes bigger after removing the standard cupholder? What were the two diameters of the hole saws you used? Did you by chance take any pictures during the modification?
And I'm not sure why you had to glue in discs just to cut them right back out with a slightly bigger hole saw? I'm not a woodworker by any means...
The smaller one to cut out the inserts was around 3 1/8", and could have been a bit larger. The larger one was sized for the new cup holders, so depending on what you bought your's may be different, I used 3 5/8". I strongly urge you to take your own measurements.
You're sawing through plywood, so the actual cutting isn't all that difficult, but being careful not to catch on or tear the leather or padding is what is tricky.
Hole saws have a conventional drill bit at the center to keep the circular saw centered until you are able to get the cut established. So, without the glued-in insert, you have no good way to keep the saw from being centered or from jumping all over the place.
I suppose you could use a scroll or jig saw, but I'm not that good at cutting circles free hand, and with the leather and padding in the way, you don't have a good surface for the saw to guide on.
I thought about taking pictures, but didn't know how it was going to turn out, and since there wasn't much activity on the thread, didn't bother to do it.
Hope that helps.