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Designing a front seat 'crap tray', input requested


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#1 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

One of the minor downsides of the C-Max compared to other prior vehicles I've had is the lack of available storage cubbies in the front seats. Normally there have always been generous storage cubbies in the center console let alone other locations.

 

Given we're planning to take a long road trip here in a couple weeks one of my projects I'd like to take a whack at is designing a 3D printable storage tray or cubby that will fit/attach the layout the C-Max cabin provides. The design would definitely be open for use/mods and uploaded to Thingiverse if it works out.

 

At this stage I'm primarily looking for input on what would be a good location in the cabin, preferrably on or around the center console, to build around. My original thought was having something that anchored, but did not obstruct, one of the cup holders and have trays on either side of the console but upon closer reflection it doesn't appear there's much room to do so and the driver side will block the parking brake.









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#2 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:40 AM

How about something that could slip into the door pockets and make them more useful



#3 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

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Edited by RubyMax, 10 May 2017 - 11:25 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:39 PM

The problem with these is they block the use of the cup holders which is what I'm intending to avoid.

 

I'll probably take a closer look tonight and see what options there may be. The door pockets are also a good option going on to my list.



#5 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:31 PM

The problem with these is they block the use of the cup holders which is what I'm intending to avoid.

Don't forget, there are cup holders in the door pockets



#6 OFFLINE   Jonathan Ezor

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:10 PM

Another option that worked for me: instead of the rather shallow and useless tray in the center console, I purchased a deeper replacement storage bin like this one from eBay; it turns out that the ones for the 2013 Ford Escape and Kuga also fit the C-MAX. It's much more handy than the one that came with the C-MAX. {Jonathan}


Edited by Jonathan Ezor, 11 May 2017 - 02:14 PM.

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#7 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:32 PM

I use the door pockets for crap/trash/water bottles; between all four they hold a surprising amount.    I don't put moist or food related items there though.  I use the very deep center armrest and the glove box for most other items.  Don't forget about the upper sunglasses holder.  I put a travel sized bag of tissues there.  In fact, I do the latter in every car so the whole family knows instinctively where to go when that surprise sneeze attack hits.


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#8 OFFLINE   NedB

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

I'm thinking that a trash bin off of the Back of the center console is a good plan. I'll post pics once I get it built up.

#9 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:34 AM

I'm thinking that a trash bin off of the Back of the center console is a good plan. I'll post pics once I get it built up.

Hey, that's a good idea.

 

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#10 OFFLINE   jdbob

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

If you are going to putting your crap in there then this might be handy.

 

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#11 OFFLINE   Joshg678

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:01 PM

If you are going to putting your crap in there then this might be handy.

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