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Astro Spectra Plus W9 Head in 2002 Yukon XL/Suburban/Tahoe/etc/etc

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Any suggestions for installing an Astro Spectra Plus W9 head on the roof liner of a 2002 Yukon XL/Suburban/Tahoe/etc?

I am specifically trying to figure out how to affix the head to the roof liner between the windshield and sunroof, on the driver side, just to the right of the visor. I have the sunroof shade removed, which really shouldn't be an issue either way, but I figure this location keeps the relatively slim head out of the way, with the chassis under the back seat.

I can't find any photos online that show what I am trying to conceptualize.
 
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i kind of think i understand what you mean, but to be sure, can you take a pic and point to where you want it?

Its just the fabric/ceiling material that you're installing on, right?
 

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Fabricate

What I did when I had my Tahoe was get a thin piece of metal and fabricate it to where the tabs from the visor clip held it up when they were screwed down. Made it in a T style with the wings above the visor clips I painted the bracket to match the color of he headliner. It held up Very well and even some of the local radio shops started using the idea.
 
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What I did when I had my Tahoe was get a thin piece of metal and fabricate it to where the tabs from the visor clip held it up when they were screwed down. Made it in a T style with the wings above the visor clips I painted the bracket to match the color of he headliner. It held up Very well and even some of the local radio shops started using the idea.
Sounds interesting. Happen to have a photo of it? I don't have the head yet.
 
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