Thanks! Got the idea from shane and trevor. It looks nice and clean, and the only damage to the headliner is 2 holes, instead of cutaway stuff like ive seen some people do. It needs some minor fine-tuning but itll work for now.
naw, the best i can direct you is a hobby shop. Ham radio outlet on hwy 99 in Tigard has them, but IDK if you could get them there unless you have a ham license. I would try a hobby shop or online... lemme see if I can find a link
blingin'! I'm jealous of your nitewatch and weatherband options!!
As far as I know, Mine is about the only one with a huge *** hole. lol....remember, that hole was only there due to the OHC that was going to go there. lol. Trevor's is just two studs hanging down from his roof.
What I forgot about is suggesting to move it a little farther back on the cieling compared to mine. The nuts get in the way of the visors on mine because I have mine mounted so far foward. But it's still functional and I'll have to get my girl to mod my visor for clearence for me. haha.
Looks great! BTW....whenever I get money, There'll be a peak and tuned 70w 29ltd black chrome for sale....blue LED's! I'll be upgrading to the bluetooth/weather/backlighting 29.
HOLY ****!!!! 70W??? dude, thats more than my ham puts out on the 2M band (itll do 100W on some other bands tho) i'm not going to bother tuning mine, 4W will get out quite a ways on a good antenna, and there is no point in jacking the power if you cant talk with someone that has less power cause they are too far away lol.
oh, and BTW, the back of the radio is about 4" from the front of the headliner... and about 2mm off center, so the passenger visor is slightly blocked in... lol Its hardly noticeable, but I may mod the bracket so i can center it... new screw holes is NOT an option... those were a B1tch to drill, and find with the screws lol
yours looks cleaner because of that too... but, for doing a blind drill, from the drivers seat, it was pretty damn good. 2mm off center, but otherwise straight, and still looking fairly clean. no one will notice that 2mm tho... cause its only noticeable from 2 ft back directly center of the vehicle... where no one sits lol... I do need to get some longer screws in there eventually... IDK how many teeth i have through right now, but it could be on the edge... we'll see if it falls out saturday when i go trail driving... lol
I just dont know how much thread is actually in the hole... i have 1.5" screws, and that sucked up A LOT of space between the headliner and the cross member, just to get it to take. After it went in a bit, I backed it out some to releive stress on the headliner, and make it so I could actually press the radio up to the holes... it was a hard, tight fit.
anyways, I got the PA speaker installed today... in the pouring down rain... and when I got a small break in the rain, I painted the metal behind the grill black, so I could remove the plastic crap. needs a better paint job but itll do for now till i have a sunny dry day to re-paint it and the grill.