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simmoc04
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PostSubject: Cheap overhead console   Cheap overhead console Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2013 7:50 pm

Made me an overhead unit to hold an extra light and my camera screen that is removable

Used an piece of aluminum to mount to rear view

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Some scrap 1/4 board to form the shape
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Covered in headliner material
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Added light from Avalon and screen that I had from my last truck
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Mounted
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After install I can see a revision or two in the future to add the GPS and change the front angle towards the driver to make it easier to see
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap overhead console   Cheap overhead console Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2013 9:35 pm

i really like this idea...looks awesome ...and the first thing i thought before reading all that you had written was thats where my GPS is gonna go...great idea...and very well done!@!

what is it actually mounted to?? straight to the headliner??
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap overhead console   Cheap overhead console Icon_minitimeSat Apr 06, 2013 2:51 am

Nah that's the beauty I didn't want to put any holes in the 1500 $ headliner so the piece of aluminum has a tab bent at slight angle and uses the screws that run through the mirror so no holes at all. You can see the beginning of the cut out metal in the first pic half was cut in that pic if that makes sense the blue tape was what i used to mark what to cut and you can see the holes marked in dark grey in that pic those are the ones that line up with the mirror mount
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap overhead console   Cheap overhead console Icon_minitimeSun Apr 07, 2013 6:48 pm

Nicely done! It is a great spot for the GPS- I drilled a few many holes in my headliner as well lol. GPS same spot.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/tech-articles-staging-area/150606-how-install-land-rover-discovery-overhead-console-w-dome-light.html

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PostSubject: Re: Cheap overhead console   Cheap overhead console Icon_minitimeSun Apr 07, 2013 7:55 pm

thats awesome!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap overhead console   Cheap overhead console Icon_minitimeMon Apr 08, 2013 7:57 pm

i second that
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