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Old 06-24-2012, 03:15 PM
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Custom CTS Pillar Mount - How To

Well I have never done one of these on this site before so I figured as a thank you for all the great info I would do a quick write up on my custom CTS install I did on my pillar. I saw Billy's install and liked it but I just didnt want to cut my stock pillar up nor did I want to have to have steady hands with the dremel like he did to notch my pillar mount.

So I thought hard about it and figured if I could just offset it to clear the cables I wouldnt have to cut anything on the truck. So I thought about just using two edge adapter mounts and modifying each and epoxying them together to offset the mounting point just a touch.

Hope this helps someone else.

Todd



So without further adieu here is my attempt at this:

My supplies:



STEP 1: Cut the mounting tabs off one of the adapters. Pic below.




STEP 2: Cut the trim ring off the other adapter to end up with a flat plate to glue to the one from step 1 with mounting ears still attached. Pic below.




STEP 3: I used double sided tape (not pictured) to figure out exactly where I wanted the plate glued to the other adapter (took an hour of playing with it for optimal position). Then glued and held together with c-clamp. Pic below.




STEP 4: Test fit. Pic below.




STEP 4b: Test fit with CTS. Pic below.




STEP 4c: The moment of truth, will the cable plug in without hitting the pillar. CLOSE!! Pic below.




STEP 5: I didnt like how the mount stuck out past the CTS so time to Trim with the dremel. BEFORE Pic below.




STEP 5b: What was trimmed and how it looks from the back. Pic below.




STEP 5c: Pic from the front after trimming. AFTER Pic below.




STEP 6: Just snapping the adapter into the pillar pod wasnt working at all so I decided to put two small screws in - one in the bottom and one in the top corner from the inside so none of it was visible after install. 2 Pics below.





STEP 6b: All done and ready to put in the truck. Pic below.



STEP 7: Installed in truck with CTS mouted. Pic below.



STEP 8: Final wire clean up - since I didnt like the wires just sitting there I decided to clean it up with some nice nylon braided wire sleeve I had laying around and put some heat shrink around it to make sure it stay in place. Wires went right down in the crack between pillar and dash with no worries. Pic below.

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Heck that looks good. And not much of a cost.
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Heck that looks good. And not much of a cost.
Extra 10 bux for the additional mount is all and I had a couple hours into

Todd
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Looks good, the only reason I went with the CS was because it would fit in the pillar mount I had, and it took a good bit of trimming. Did you ever find a shop to machine your heads?
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