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F-650 Overhead Mod

First off I have to give bracketracer on Nation credit for the original idea.

This is just a basic over view of how I am setting my truck up. The pod is off a 11+ F-650, P/N BC4Z-70519A70-B and is comparable in price to many pillar pods. Don't hold your breath waiting for updates, this will be a slow process figuring out what I want and building it.


Here's the pod new, note the contour of the roof doesn't match the pod.


I used regular scotch tape for a non permanent outline.


The brackets I made for the pod side. 1x1" thin aluminum L at the top, the tabs slide between the head liner and the metal trim. 1" thick aluminum strap for the center support. It's not pretty but it's strong and completely hidden from view.



Cab side brackets. 1x1" thin aluminum with a notch cut in the side so I could bend it.




The down side is a single hole in the headliner for each bracket. There is a support running across the front right under the cab lights, that's what the screws are in.


How the mount works is the metal trim is loosened, the pod tabs slide between the headliner and trim then one phillips screw per side holds everything in place.


To hide the bracket, I bought a set of sun visors off ebay so I would have matching material. A little hot glue holds everything in place. There is a seam in the middle for access to the phillips screw's.



The driver side done.


The seam that provides access to the screw.



The passenger side which will be redone now that I have looked at the pics and realized there is a gap and the material goes two different directions.


On another note, if anyone has a lead on a paint that would match, it would be appreciated.


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For the switches I plan on designing a back lit panel like I did for the F-650 dash in my 00.





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Awesome mod! I bet one of these would fit a super duty perfectly.

I would like to do something like this with extra storage and set of map lights. Kinda like the sun glass holders you see in some vehicles.

You have given me some ideas!


BTW, Do you have a write up from your rear view mirror install?




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There isn't much to installing the mirror. You pull the old one off, slide the new one on, tighten the set screw and run a few wires. You need a ground, switched power and optionally a supply from the reverse lights to turn off the dimmer.

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Awesome, nice work!

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Any update id pay for one of those made up for me
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Nice job! Where did you get that overhead?
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I haven't had a chance to get back to it yet. It's a Ford part, the number is in the first post.

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Gonna have to brush up on my metal working skills though lol what was the price and did it have gauges? If not what size gauge pockets?
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This is next in my truck! I want the 650 lower dash!
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