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Midnight's Install

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Midnight's Install

Post by yMidnite » Sunday, 22 August 2010, 17:04 PM

I have been taling about the pedistal mount that was in progress... Not as far done as I would have liked, but I have pictures:

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Mount built and assembled on bench.


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Aproximate mounting position (from driver view)


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Pieces painted.

Remaing to be done: run wires/cable from under dash to mount (trim an solder), screw down mount, connect and check. Hope to get it done this week... depends on weather.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by Slim Pickins » Sunday, 22 August 2010, 17:55 PM

Looking good. That amp looks familiar. :icon_e_wink: Can't wait to see her all lit up

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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by weedge » Sunday, 22 August 2010, 19:12 PM

midnite

Thats a great looking bracket. It gives me some ideas for my truck. I have a ford ranger and there is not any room under the dash, or not a good place with a stick shift. That mount would work between my seat and shifter. Looks Great.

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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by yMidnite » Monday, 23 August 2010, 1:12 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

Wedge... it is amazing the lack of "dash" space that I have in my truck. Good luck with your design.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by likes2grill » Monday, 23 August 2010, 2:29 AM

Looks good ymidnite.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by 721HACKSAW » Monday, 23 August 2010, 7:11 AM

That is a great looking piece of workmanship there yMidnite, very good.

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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by yMidnite » Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 1:33 AM

I hope to have pictures by this evening. I have it all wired in and mounted... just need to clean up a few wires and it will be done.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by yMidnite » Saturday, 28 August 2010, 6:39 AM

I finally finshed the little bit of clean up on the wires. School started this week, plus work, and the two year old... Saturday morning is the only time I had to finish.

You will see coming from under the dash the power, ground, and coax, I am not sure what I am going to do with that (maybe wire loom or something). I orginally was going to route it under the carpet (that is why the hole is in the back of the mount), but when I went to go do that I noticed it was rather warm under there. I decided I did not want to "cook" my cables, although it probably is no hotter than the roof.

Anyway here are the pictures:

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Power is fused off the battery running an 8 gauge amp wire kit. Power runs into a fuse block which spilts to the radio and the amp. Radio is triple fused an the amp is double fused (prior to the fuses on the inside). I need to replace the one 30 amp fuse on the radio side of the fuse block with a smaller fuse (currently is a 30 amp), I will drop it to atleast a 20 amp but would prefer to put in a 10 amp if I can find it. Also the fuse under the hood is a 60 amp and I want to make it a 40 amp.

Lastly, I was looking at **NON-SPONSOR**'s site now that it is back up... I may (eventually when money and the nerve to drill holes in the roof) change my mag mount to one of those pucks.
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Joe "Hawk" Sajczuk 6/22/42 - 3/15/90 - My Dad



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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by linx » Saturday, 28 August 2010, 7:02 AM

Looks great yMidnight!
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by 721HACKSAW » Saturday, 28 August 2010, 7:10 AM

Great job, I love the mount, just add some 'snakeskin" loom. Very good work.

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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by Slim Pickins » Saturday, 28 August 2010, 9:20 AM

Great looking setup Midnight. I love seeing other people's installs. It can give you so many ideas for ways to install in different situations. It is nice that everything is visible from the driver's seat and within reach. Those fuse blocks are nice too and nice to have located where they are easily accessible.

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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by likes2grill » Saturday, 28 August 2010, 12:17 PM

Setup looks great. Nice and neat, sounds good too. It was nice talking to ya the other morning.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by yMidnite » Saturday, 28 August 2010, 13:45 PM

Thanks All
721HACKSAW wrote: just add some 'snakeskin" loom.
Not quite my style, but it gets the brain thinkin'...
likes2grill wrote:Setup looks great. Nice and neat, sounds good too. It was nice talking to ya the other morning.
It was good talking to you. I did not think that anyone else would be up that early.
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Marek Sajczuk 1/7/05 - 6/18/05 - My Son
Joe "Hawk" Sajczuk 6/22/42 - 3/15/90 - My Dad



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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by armrdsaint » Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 14:30 PM

That is a very nice looken set up ! I am impressed and like to see peoples ideas come to life. Be proud and catch ya on the site someday. AUDIOSSS from Nebraska
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by Radio Pig » Wednesday, 26 January 2011, 19:24 PM

Thats awesome! Nice work. :cheers: Now you have given me an idea similar to yours for mounting in my Chevy silverado. That would make it much handier to use the radio while driving. Thanks for the idea!
Let us know how it all works out.

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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by yMidnite » Monday, 31 January 2011, 2:39 AM

Radio Pig wrote: Let us know how it all works out.
Ease of use is great... everything is at your finger tips.

Few things that have come up:
Depending on the location of the sun, the chrome reflects into the passangers eyes and can wash out the display
Vibration or shaking - I used tech screws to secure it and these do not pull it tight enough

To fix the shaking I will use (I can't think of the name) a threaded insert that works like a rivet and then I can tighten the mount to hopefully pull the shake out.

Good luck with your install.
Midnight Rider / 989 N FL
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Marek Sajczuk 1/7/05 - 6/18/05 - My Son
Joe "Hawk" Sajczuk 6/22/42 - 3/15/90 - My Dad



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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by Hondarider » Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 19:31 PM

Wow that looks sick! Looks pretty sturdy too. Best of luck with it.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by BobCB » Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 20:07 PM

Gives me some ideas as well. I'm thinking of a few different options for putting a better radio in the Merc instead of just a 75-822.
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by rattlesnake » Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 20:17 PM

Nice setup....
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by rattlesnake » Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 20:17 PM

Nice setup....
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Re: Midnight's Install

Post by 015reddog » Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 22:16 PM

I want to do something like that in my mobile.
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