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What's 3.5" in Diameter? (half door question)

To start off, I don't want to hear how big around your cock is.
I spent a half hour in Home Depot today trying to find something that was about 3.5" in diameter, 4-6" deep so I could put drink holders in my new half doors. Why 3.5"? Because hot beer sucks and a coozie is mandatory in AZ. No, I refuse to drink them faster for all of you thinking that. And I don't want to wear my beer either.
A 4" pvc pipe cap is too big, a 3" is too small. I'd love to find something like a closet flange for a toilet so I could have a little lip to screw the holder to. I suppose I could always make one out of sheetmetal the right diameter and rivet it one, but I figure someone out there can recommend something, preferably plastic for easy spill cleanup. Let's hear the recommendations.
Again, I don't want to hear about how much bore your cock has!
 

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I probably have some nice pieces of stainless kicking around. 200% less heat transfer than regular mild steel - it'll help keep your drinks cooooool.

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stanless tubing, that is. 316L.

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Does tubing come in the equivalent of half sizes of pipe? I do a lot of commercial plumbing and pipe is either 3 or 4" ID.
 

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I might just have what you are looking for. They are plastic cup holders out of a boat. They can be glued or riveted in place and fit a coozie perfectly. They also have a recess to hold a can if you lost your coozie. Let me know if you are interested. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Yep Pat. Try any good boat supply shop. They have plastic ones in various sizes.

That's what I used in my console.....cheap too.
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I have heard that some soup cans are the right diamiter to make the holders out of . it is second hand knowledge but sholdn't be to hard to check out next time you are at the supermarket.

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1. Check a boating supply place - they should have what you need as was said above.

2. Check the junk yards and find a vehicle you can rob some out of that are the multi-fit kind of drink holder.
 

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I think I have a couple of pieces that are 3.5", I'll go measure.

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I made a custom cubholder for my pickup console, I designed it to fit a 16 oz soda bottle, but it is also tall (deep) enough that a regular 12 oz can will drop in it and not wobble around and spill. The only drawback is that I can't use most coffee mugs that have handles on them.

I took a 4" PVC pipe coupler, sliced about an inch off it, then cut a segment out of it, with my bandsaw. Then made some "legs" out of 16 ga aluminum, and screwed it to the console. Works great, even on the trail at all angles (except upside down... <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> ).



I'm still looking for the ultimate commuter coffee mug. It must be plastic (microwavable), hold about 12 oz insulated, sippable, and WILL NOT SPILL A DROP if inverted. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I'll check out the marine store when I pick my boat up this week. The flat area of the half door is right at 4", so it needs to be equal to or less than that OD.
Primer is on, latches are done. Just need to final paint and carpet the tops and insides. I should have them done by this weekend.
 

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why dont you do this, get the 4 inch pipe and some of that spray foam stuff that hardens, slap a can inside, let the foam mold around it, now its insulated too <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Boat shop, boat shop, boat shop, boat SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP woooohoooooo <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Got mine from the local autozone.. Just plastic inserts, wide enough for the cozy and then the bottom 2" or so is narrow enough to go without - or the drive through cups etc..
 

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Got em today from the boat shop. Painted the half doors last night. Hopefully I'll get the quick disconnect hinges and door panels done tonight. I'll post pics when I'm done.
 
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