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Custom dashboard top console project

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Spvrtan, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Sep 7, 2016 at 12:48 AM
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    Spvrtan

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    And so it begins..

    20160906_164130.jpg

    The purpose of this top-mounted unit..
    - House several electronic accessories, such as dual-monitors
    - House rocker switch panels
    - Offer more storage room
    - Make real use of that "rubber pad" area (or at the very least provide it shade so electronics can be left there)

    Requirements..
    - Be sturdy; handle rugged offroad abuse
    - Be modular; multiple mounting points for future accessories
    - Have powered/wired lines
    - Not block the driver's view (unless you're like 5' tall where you can't even see over the hood regardless)
    - Look somewhat OEM
    - Maintain full functionality of the passenger-side airbag (ie. do not impede it)
     
  2. Sep 7, 2016 at 1:09 AM
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  5. Sep 7, 2016 at 1:23 AM
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    @TRON check your IG lol
     
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  6. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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  7. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:40 AM
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    Can't wait to see it!!!
     
  8. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:16 AM
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    Hmmmm
     
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  10. Sep 7, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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    Interesting idea. Did you get your inspiration from a HMMWV?
     
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    I was going to say, also to shade the glare on your radio, but went back and saw you already have something. What did you use to make that shade?
     
  12. Sep 7, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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    I honestly don't even know what the interior of a HMMWV looks like, haha.

    Just bought it off Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012PK0NRW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It's not a perfect fit as there is a slight gap on the sides causing it to not sit flush against the trim completely but that doesn't really bother me. It helps so much with the glare, especially when using the backup camera in broad daylight.
     
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  13. Sep 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    Hmmm interesting :popcorn:
     
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    The middle tray or "sled" is where your mount the radios.
     
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    Say what! Very interesting
     
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    I can't wait to see how this turns out! Might have to do it on mine too ;)
     
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    Can you use your cd player still? The reviews are all over the place for this.

    And super cool on the dash console build!
     
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