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I have searched with no luck, would like to know if anyone knows of a 2 way radio console made to fit the 2017 Ford Escape? I can find ones for a few years earlier just fine. I hope I'm just not looking in the right place.

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Thanks for the reply, but I dont see anything in that link for a 2017 Ford Escape....??
 

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Yea I'm scared to do that, with all the computer stuff and shift/parking brake linkages and such crammed in there.

I was hoping I was just missing where they may be. If it isn't made for the Escape, I am afraid to risk it.
 

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There is no commercially available console for the Curent model escape. There was for the older body style for the pre 2013. Totally different layout of the center console
 

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What type of radio are you trying to mount? We (I say we... it was my coworker that did all the work :lol:) made the control head for a remote mount APX 6500 fit inside the little cubby hole in front of the shifter on a 2017 Escape where I work.

If it's by a chance a remote mountable Motorola radio, you can convert your dash mount mobile to a remote mount with a kit and mount the control head up front, but my coworker told me it was a pain in the rear to make happen. But the finished install looks really nice.
 

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Have you considered a pedestal mount or one of the seat-mounting bolt goosenecks? We just bought a Ford Edge for my wife and mounting options are slim. (For me when we go on trips as she doesn't have the radio bug) Worse yet, the entire roof is glass so antenna options aren't very good. I did do an adjustable hatch/hood mount on the rear hatch with a 5/8 wave antenna that seemed okay for a day trip a few weekends ago. I think you're going to need to get creative and think out of the box as I couldn't find anything in the way of "off the shelf" installation options.
 
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