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Old 01-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Radio Hole Storage

Moved radio to locking console, is there a storage compartment available to put where the radio was in the dash?

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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I was looking for one as well and can't seem to find one. The only thing i've found was on quadratec but it was for a tj. How is your radio mounted in the dash? The PO of my jeep just slide it into the square opening with nothing really holding it in except the sleeve. I have found this mounting bracket on quadratec for a radio. Wondering how yours was installed.

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Old 01-20-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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Same way. The PO had a square opening and a sleeve in it for the radio. I moved the radio so it would be more secure into a locking console and I am left with a hole....
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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I had a 91 gmc ext cab truck that had what you guys might be looking for.
you might have to do a little fab work to make it work , but if i ever take my radio out that was what i was planning on trying to make work.
find one to look at and you will see the storage bin in the dash i am talking about.

of course a din DVD player would fit in there

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Old 01-21-2010, 02:25 AM   #5
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would a glove box from a junker yj fit?

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Old 01-21-2010, 07:26 AM   #6
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No, this is a YJ and the glove box is much bigger. I'll see what I can scrounge up looking at the 91 GMC. Thanks Scott.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:20 AM   #7
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Mostly what I've seen is an insert that fills the bottom half of the double size factory hole. There is no cover or security. I would think it might be easier to just get some sheet metal and bend it into the box you want.

As far as the head unit install, most of these units come with a metal strap for securing the rear of the unit. It screws into the back and you are supposed to secure it to something under the dash. Given the PITA factor, I imagine most people, including me, simply forgo this step.

My latest unit, after water fried the last one, is a marine unit sans CD player, and it is only about 2/3 of the depth of a regular unit, so it fit in very nicely without using the rear support. I even used the frame from the old unit.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:32 PM   #8
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I would go to a place that installs
alot of car stereos, american,best buy
what ever is close,go too the install shop
and see if they have anything that will fit
they might have aleast a plate that will cover it
or maybe a storage conpartment of some size

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:48 PM   #9
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I have found radio delete plates online. I just thought a little more storage would be nice. I will check with BestBuy and see what they got. That is where I got the antenna extender so the radio could go in the console. They did not have it on the shelf. They had to go to the back and get it from where they install radios.

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