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Old 08-10-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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my gps on dashboard

Since buying my jeep a few weeks ago, i could'nt really find a neat place where to install my magellan gps on the dashboard (there is not that much place anyway). (I don't like the suction cup gizmos you install on the windshield and i did not want any screws in the dashboard...). So i conveniently placed it to the right of the steering wheel. Cut out a piece of sheet metal, worked at it a bit and then a few velcro strips did the job.

It ain't perfect, but it's functional !
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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love the placement as long as it dosint block anything it looks like you found the perfect spot!

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Old 08-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Nice!

I have mine (just above where yours is mounted) on a sandbag mount. I might look into your method though...
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I like to use mine on the left side. So I have mine in the upper left side of the dash.
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I like to use mine on the left side. So I have mine in the upper left side of the dash.
How did you fixed it?
I like mine to the left too as here in Australia we drive on the right side. Those "Poms" like to be different...;-)))
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love the placement as long as it dosint block anything it looks like you found the perfect spot!
it does not really block anything (instrument panel or front view). I guess i'll post a "driver's perspective" photo later on.
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I have mine (just above where yours is mounted) on a sandbag mount. I might look into your method though...
sandbag mount ? i'm curious about that, how does it look ?
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sandbag mount ? i'm curious about that, how does it look ?
Like a gps attached to a sandbag sitting on top of the dash
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Id love some detailed shots, not really following how you worked the sheetmetal design for the GPS without seeing some shots.
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Like a gps attached to a sandbag sitting on top of the dash
personally, hate that look.

I am thinking about this one:

Bracketron MVM4508BL - Bracketron Universal GPS Dash Mount - Quadratec
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personally, hate that look.

I am thinking about this one:

Bracketron MVM4508BL - Bracketron Universal GPS Dash Mount - Quadratec
Oh agreed 100%. Ugly ass things.
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I like mine of the left. That's where it is in video games. :P
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How did you fixed it?
I like mine to the left too as here in Australia we drive on the right side. Those "Poms" like to be different...;-)))
The mount I have is a self adhesive base, bought at walmart. The arm rotates 360 degrees, and can lock in any position. You can also remove the arm and only the base remains.



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wouldnt mind one of those for a tom tom
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this base is pretty nice !
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Id love some detailed shots, not really following how you worked the sheetmetal design for the GPS without seeing some shots.
hope this is useful.
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The mount I have is a self adhesive base, bought at walmart. The arm rotates 360 degrees, and can lock in any position. You can also remove the arm and only the base remains.
Thanks Larry
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How did you fixed it?
I like mine to the left too as here in Australia we drive on the right side. Those "Poms" like to be different...;-)))
I gotta ask; what's a Pom?
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Nice mounting spot Taigablues. One question though, do you hit your hand on it all when turning or using your wipers? Just curious because I REALLY like this spot. Haha

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I gotta ask; what's a Pom?
Pom is an English man. Pom comes from the time English prisoners were sent in Australia to prepare for the settler P=prisoner O=of M=Majesty(her). Voilą!!
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I like the placement. I had a GPS for a while until someone broke in and stole it. How i love people.

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