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Old 09-01-2018, 10:31 AM
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Mounting HAM Base in Center Console-other ideas?

I just picked up a Yaesu FTM-100DR for my 2-door. I have a Proclip wide mount for the control unit. I am considering using some heavy duty velcro or finding detachable holder so I can remove it if needed.

The radio base fits neatly in the center console. Although I have a couple of concerns. One, the heat. I do not believe it gets very hot in there but with the lid, closed air does not circulate probably at all. I solution could be to drill some inconspicuous holes or otherwise vent it.

My second concern is how the heck to mount the bracket to back side of the console. Width wise I cannot get in there to get the bracket to sides of the radio screws in. Again, I was thinking velcro, but not sure if it would be strong enough.

Lastly, I have learned that I do not have to reinvent the wheel and think some folks have done similar so I am looking for advice or alternatives. Under the driver's seat is an option but I would hate to ruin it if it got wet. I do not ford streams or run topless in a downpour but you never know, tt is a Jeep and mud/water are a Jeep thing.

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Since you don't ford streams just velcro it under the seat. If it rains with the top off the seat will keep it dry..

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I agree with previous post. Used Velcro to mount base of my 7900 under passenger seat with remote head over rear view mirror. Works well.


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If the head is remote, Look under the steering wheel.
There is a compartment where the main unit should fit.

You will need to make up a bracket to hold it in place.
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Think twice about mounting it under a seat.

I fried my first Kenwood mounted on the floor under the seat when I got caught away from home with no roof. The storm I got caught in was a total, unexpected surprise and there was not a bridge to hide under in sight. Several inches of water accumulated under the seat, immersing the radio in it's own private bath.

I now have it mounted to the passengers kick panel, well above any potential water line (unless I become really stupid)
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Thank you. The more I think about it the more I’m inclined not to mount it under the seat. You don’t happen to have any photos of how you have yours mounted on the kick panel do you?
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Thank you. The more I think about it the more Iím inclined not to mount it under the seat. You donít happen to have any photos of how you have yours mounted on the kick panel do you?
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I am seeing a broken link pop up. Not sure if it because I'm on a mobile device or not but thank you. I see you also posted in another forum in response to my question. Did you find holes ready there or did you drill into it?
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Got me on the pictures, I can see them in my post.Sometimes this forum has issues with Imgur.

Anyways, I used one of the ground studs that are already on the kick panel to mount the radio bracket, so, no, I didn't need to drill additional holes.

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