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PostSubject: relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror.   relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2013 10:08 pm

been busy with life, so I took a few minutes to move the new Garmin GPS to above the mirror. I had an older suction cup mount from the previous unit to play with and cut down and modify.

this was easyrelocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Lol...

figured out how long and at what angler I needed the arm/ball to be, and where to locate it for clearance and pivoting of the GPS.

next, I dug up a threaded blind nut from a sex bolt (security bolt) that was just the ticket!relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Lol

mixed up some KWIK JB Weld, pushed some down into the plastic arm and inserted the threaded blind nut using a washer and a jam nut as a stop until the JB Weld set up, which is dam quick...

while that was curing I located the mounting hole and drilled that into the plastic cover above the mirror. From doing mock ups, the plastic cover lost it`s sharp bite (rounded corners on the holding teeth) so located/measured and drilled for 2 small screw into the aluminum bracket underneath the plastic cover... when the final fit was completed.

The arm/ball is also held on by a small machine screw and it is secure.
Now the GPS is solid enough, no vibration or movement when rolling...

test drove it earlier and it`s DA BOMB!relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Lol relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Lolrelocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Lol

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PostSubject: Re: relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror.   relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2013 11:16 pm

Looks good.
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PostSubject: Re: relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror.   relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2013 11:23 pm

looks good...im guessing your a rather tall guy?? im short so i mounted min at the bottom of the Apillar...
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PostSubject: Re: relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror.   relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2013 11:29 pm

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
looks good...im guessing your a rather tall guy?? im short so i mounted min at the bottom of the Apillar...
 hahahah ah nope, I`m short...Laughing
I have this on the A pillar:
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PostSubject: Re: relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror.   relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 12, 2013 11:56 pm

nice...yeah i guess i have a problem looking up...my rear view mirror is pretty much useless as i cant see out of the windows from all the stickers...so if i could actually get rid of it id be fine...
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PostSubject: Re: relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror.   relocating the GPS to above the rearview mirror. Icon_minitimeTue Aug 13, 2013 6:38 am

Another really nice touch!  I'm with Mike, my wife uses the rear view from the passenger seat almost as much as I use it to check the spare tire!
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