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1987 Ford Taurus Install

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I have my Yaesu FT-7800R for about a mounth and I love it. I first got the Yaesu FT-60R and loved the quaility and I had to have something biger and more powerful to play around with.


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This view shows the seperation of the face and location of the mic.


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If you look at the bottom of the bracket you see the screw holes, I am kicking around the idea of mounting a second bracket to the existing one using those screw holes. Think it will work, or any ideas, or has anybody tried it and did it work?


I could really use the comments and thaughts on how I can improve on my design so please let me know what you think of my handy work.
 
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More Pictures

Here are the rest of the pictures.

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This shows were the wires are entering in to the compartment.(I know the wires are showing but I am trying to decied if I should hide them or what. Me getting a new vehical is also a decideing factor)


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This is the main unit that I put in to the compartment that you saw the wires going in to.


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This shows my antennas. The big one is a comet, and the small one is an xm. On the opisit side of the xm antenna there is another one. NEED HELP, Any Ideas on how to run the antenna wire with my type of car????

If you have any comments or questions please let me know.
 
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I gotta be honest, I only clicked on this thread to see pics of a 1987 Taurus :)

I would drill a couple holes and use NMO mounts for your antennas...there should be no issues of damage or resale with a 21 year old station wagon. Your radio will work better and it will look better. As for running feedline, get some zipties and split loom and clean up those loose wires.
 
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LOL! That car's almost as old as my wife! She doesn't need any extra holes though. :lol:

I sure miss the days of big, open transmission humps. I'd like to strangle the bastards that decided we all wanted floor shifters. :roll:

I'm not sure I understand what you mean about adding a second bracket to the first. Do you mean mounting a second radio underneath this one?
 

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I sure miss the days of big, open transmission humps. I'd like to strangle the bastards that decided we all wanted floor shifters. :roll:

I rented a 2007 taurus that had a open floor area, would have been a nice car for a multi-radio install.
 
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hay this is matthew just wnated to let you know what I did to run the wire for the antenna is I fed them through the door or trunk and then I drilled a little notch in to the metal after that I got some of the glue stuff for weather striping and just sealed it with that I never drill holes into the roof because its a pain and it can some times leak even if you have all the holes sealed I have a bussiness where I install radios and emergency lights if you live in North Carolina I can help you with some of this stuff just give me a holar my number is 252 305 0502 just to talk bussiness. my bussiness name is Matt's Emergency Vehicle Lighting

Thanks, Matthew
 
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