I have never got around to installing my radio in my last two trucks.
In my Ranger I had an FT8100R dual band, dual VFO. I mounted the base under the seat and the control head on the front of the center console, the ranger didn't have hardly any flat surfaces anywhere else. The antenna was a dual band NMO mount on the side of the hood. Not ideal for ground plane but it worked great and didn't get hit by trees and stuff much. Prior to that I used a handheld, and a 2m firestik mounted on the other side of the hood. The firestik was garbage, never tuned up right.
You can see the dual mount and the firestik mount here, best picture I can find at the moment.
After I removed the radio to sell the truck, but the control head sat on the front of the console.
Whenever I get around to installing that radio (or a different one) in my F150 I'll probably do another hood style NMO mount, and the F150 has a lot more options for mounting the control head inside.