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where would you put a radio in this thing?

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considering 2 or 3 remote head radio's... ideas?
Some custom bracketing, to put the remote on top of the center of the dash. Attaching under the front trim of the center console.

The radio should be able to go under a seat, and place an external speaker might be mounted near a visor.
 

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Krokus's first suggestion would be appealling.

If there was someone handy with a small metal brake and medium grade sheet metal, they would make a killing on this website. They could custom make/fit racks for whatever the vehicle. Other than that, his other offerings looks to be your only choices.
 

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That last picture would work. I was also thinking of the remote heads on a board between the bottom of the gear shift console and the arm rest in between the seats. Can you take a better picture of the gun rack in the rear seat area???
 

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Those are two different cars. The first two look like they come from a Chevrolet Cruze. The last one is a Chevrolet Caprice PPV (I own a Pontiac G8 which is its slightly smaller cousin).
 

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The problem with auto design today is they don't give a darn about anyone having to put any equipment into them. I spent a great deal of time looking for a vehicle that would be comfortable as well as user friendly to installing radios. Found a couple, but got turned off from one as the gas fill cap was on the passenger side. This is America, make the darn vehicle standard with the gas cap on the drivers side like everyone else.

These design engineers that just have to put a center console in don't get the picture that the rest of us radio geeks look at. Put the shift lever on the steering column like it has been since Henry Ford made the first truck. Sure it means some linkage, but that has worked for how many years? Why do we have to loose so much room to a poor design because some engineer got lazy? Look at all the extra crap that gets put there just to make it look nice. Most of the space taken is empty behind the plastic.
 

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The problem with auto design today is they don't give a darn about anyone having to put any equipment into them.
Except for vehicles intended for police duty, equipment installation is not even on the interior designers' radar. The number people putting radio equipment in cars is minuscule compared to the number of cars sold. The designers have a lot bigger problems to solve than ease of equipment installation. And, for cars that are popular with public safety or fleets, the after-market often comes up with a solution. That's how companies like Havis, JottoDesk, and Troy have built their businesses.

Found a couple, but got turned off from one as the gas fill cap was on the passenger side. This is America, make the darn vehicle standard with the gas cap on the drivers side like everyone else.
The location of the fuel filler is by no means standardized in this country. I have a Ford Taurus designed in the USA and made in the USA, but the fuel filler is on the right. I have owned several front wheel drive Volkswagens designed in Germany where everyone drives on the right and most drivers sit on the left like in the USA, but the fuel fillers have all been on the right. I've had my Taurus over a year and have put 10,000 miles on it. Occasionally, I forget where the filler is, but it's not that big of a deal.

Put the shift lever on the steering column like it has been since Henry Ford made the first truck.
I can't speak for Ford's first trucks, but Ford Model A and Model AA trucks had the shifter on the floor. I don't think column shift for manual transmissions was common until the 30's or 40's. Remember that automatic transmissions didn't become common in cars until the 50's...about the time Ford celebrated it's 50th year building cars and trucks.

Why do we have to loose so much room to a poor design because some engineer got lazy?
Lazy? No, they are responding to market demands so they can sell cars to the general public. If they lose two or three sales to radio hobbyists, they really aren't concerned.
 
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