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Old 11-06-2011, 06:27 PM
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Mounting Radio Gear with no Drilling on Center Seat Console (Pics)

I didn't want to drill into my Dash to mount brackets. I wanted to buy or trade my center console seat for a regular center console and would have mounted to that but the timing or the deal never seamed right. I really didn't have a lot of room around the front Dash area either. I also don't like the standard black metal Police consoles, they are a little too ugly for my taste. I will probably make a nice custom center console that matches the wood grain of the dash, but I came up with this in the mean time:

Aluminum from Home Depot, counter-sink screws and nuts from ACE Hardware I (I counter sunk the screws on the fabric side so they wouldn't tear the seat material with all the vibrating). I used the 2 existing front frame screws on the bottom of the jump seat. Then Bent it all up and screwed it together as follows:



The view after mounting:



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No New holes in the truck. You can see the Scanner speaker is down by the accelerator pedal, doesn't block the heater vent either... Just need to make up the wiring harnesses for the scanner power, and siren power, and wiring out to the speaker on the brush guard and I'm good to go...
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sweet, great idea that may come in handy for something else aswell!!
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This is where I put mine. ran wires through installed grommets in the floor.
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Young-SC Looks good.

I need to be able to get to the "Momentary On" button on mine easily, or I would have stashed it further away.

I run wires next to the main harness through the firewall. I took a coat hanger and poked it through the rubber membrane (Next to the loom of wires) then set my wires on it and pulled it back through. The rubber closed back up tight around the wires after they came through. Works really well.
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I have a 40 Watt radio that isn't pictured, but as soon as I hear traffic or a pre-tone I flop up my console, to have access to lights and siren.

You wouldn't be interested in some strobes would you?
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All set on strobes/lighting thanks for the offer though...
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