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SMC Mount #2 Ford Fusion

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I had to actually bolt to the floor pan. The sheet metal is so thin on a car, the mount is unstable without the extra arm support. I plan to add one more. I am also considering the use of a piece of sheet metal to go under the car for added stabiltiy.

I plan to mount a GE amplified speaker I have. It would not work at first so I may have a broken wire inside. Got to put a meter and see if the problem is on the amplifier board or the at the speaker terminals.

I wired from the 15-amp fuse into a "choke" / coil from Radio Shack. That prevents that high pitch whine that can come from the alternator.

I appreciate any ideas for increasing stability.

Again.....I can't say enough good things about SMC. They have sturdy, heavy duty hardware for post mounting of radios and computers for good mobile installs.

Thanks for looking,
Julian
 

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Run a support from the vertical mounting pole down and forward to the right side of the exhaust pipe tunnel. Use a sheet metal screw to secure it. If you take a picture looking into the car from an open right front door, I can edit the pic to show you want I mean.

I see the support against the column is not screwed into the plastic, which I do not blame you for. You could use a piece of nice 3M double-sided tape to secure that point.
 

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Fusion Mount - Mounting pole support

stateboy said:
Run a support from the vertical mounting pole down and forward to the right side of the exhaust pipe tunnel. Use a sheet metal screw to secure it. If you take a picture looking into the car from an open right front door, I can edit the pic to show you want I mean.

I see the support against the column is not screwed into the plastic, which I do not blame you for. You could use a piece of nice 3M double-sided tape to secure that point.

Thanks, Stateboy. I appreciate your suggestion on mounting pole.

I am using 3M double-sided tape on the console anchor.

Once I get the rest of my SMC hardware, I'll have a taller mount with some extra accessories. Those extra accessories may give an opportunity to branch off w/ an extra support leg as you mentioned.

Thanks again and take care,
Julian
 
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