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Here's the current install with a Kenwood v71A where the CD player would go. I'm plainng to build a full console, just takes time. I have a Uniden PC122XL cb to go in when that's done.

 

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NIce setup, can't wait to see it when you have your counsole done.
 

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I think I'm going to put it back to the stock pocket when I finish the console. Decided to work on mocking it up tonight. This thread might need to move over to the installs section...
 

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You're building a custom console? The mock up looks nice, post pictures as you go!

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Just riding around with the mockup to decide where things are going to be mounted. I'd like it to be usable buy thursday, but I think that's unrealistic. Going on a trip. I'll post pics as I get things done.
 

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This is hilarious to look back at. Console construction actually nearing completion finally.
Here's the armrest over a storage area.

Current progress of mounting radios.

All faceplates laid out in proper locations.
 

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I used 3/4" MDF for the sides, front, back, and the front of the armrest/storage compartment. 1/4 MDF for the armrest and what will be the coin tray and cup holders. Always pre drill holes in this stuff.
 

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Awesome work. What do you use to makes such clean cuts in the faceplates?
 

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Don't underestimate the time it takes to do this, just look at the length of time between mockup and completion here...

What did I use to make such clean cuts? Nothing. My machinist friend probably used some cutters in his CNC. ;)
 

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Yep, still had to adjust some openings with a file (since the designer and owner measured the radios with a yardstick...oh it was me measuring rather imprecisely) So anyhow, nice to have friends, or rather fiancée's family friends in low places. It's turning out as good as I imagined!
 

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It's also good that you can actually build a console. Look at my Grand Cherokee.. No way at all to build something for that!!
 
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