You want the super-nifty dashboard tray and cup holder that someone on the Samba sells (can't remember the name -- check the classifieds). It anchors in the hole that the ashtray came out of and it's totally essential!
this place is incredible. I won't ruin the surprise for you but will let you know the local wildlife make you feel like the girl next door. taken on our way back down the East Coast to Melbourne in our full time happy home Vince Van-go.