back straping a cd player - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-10-2006
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
back straping a cd player

so i installed a new HU and first off, i really dont like the dash kits for the truck. seem to pop out way to easy. now my question where can i back strap the HU to? i saw foam and a small piece of plastic behind the stocker. i dont wanna drill into a vent or anything so let me know. thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-10-2006
RockysFord's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,782
There are other threads on this, also other install kits...But most who are worried about how easy it is, they mold it in or screw it to something on the trim, you really cant do much back in the dash, as it would be a pain in the *** to mount it and put it all together..

Rocky
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2006
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
i searched for a "back straping", and a "backstraping" thread and came up with nothing. i wanted the flat panel where the eq is supposed to go on the metra kit. so i guess i will just figure something out.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-10-2006
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
im guessing you got the one with the useless slot? i fized my roommate's by flipping the radio over and having the slot on the top and using some glue to attach the mounting bracket to the radio bezel from the rear... he has not complained about it comeing loose since i did it last summer so i guess its a good fix
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-10-2006
Audiojunkie's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brunswick Maine
Posts: 45
strapping....(2) P's
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-10-2006
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
be careful with this its a pain in the **** if you ever have to pull ur radio out to trouble shoot it. Best way to secure the kit in is to get 1 1/2 stinger screws or tech screws and use those to replace the 2 7 mil bolts that hold the radio bezel on. When you use the bigger screws it goes thro the kit and locks it into the radio bezel and its very hard to pull out cuz there gonna have to literally pull the kit through the screws which would take a lil time.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-10-2006
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorblue92
im guessing you got the one with the useless slot? i fized my roommate's by flipping the radio over and having the slot on the top and using some glue to attach the mounting bracket to the radio bezel from the rear... he has not complained about it comeing loose since i did it last summer so i guess its a good fix
that helps out big time too.. did you bend the "prongs" that come with the metal surrounf of the head unit up to hold it in place... might take some trial and error but usually that holds it in nice and tight...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-10-2006
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 2,123
Problem with "back strapping" or even using special screws, is that you may save your radio, but that thief will seriously mess up your dash in the process.

I had a 93 mustang with auto. And the last thief bend the shifter to get at my stereo. (I had mounted it low and screwed the mounting kit into the dash with torx bolts.) So I bent it back, was able to drive to work for about a week or so tuneless, and that's when I picked up my 03 ranger.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-11-2006
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
thanks for the spelling help scotty. and i think i will just thow some gorilla glue or something in there. the slot is on the top. and yes i did bend the prongs out on the cage.

give me a break guys i am not a newb at this
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plug in the back of the stock cd player johnson21 Audio & Video Tech 3 07-29-2008 11:14 AM
Adding RCA's To Stock CD Player BaggedEdge Audio & Video Tech 5 12-20-2004 05:48 AM
Looking at a dvd player Rangerboy Audio & Video Tech 4 12-02-2004 09:25 PM
CD player not reading CD jtslmn720 Audio & Video Tech 2 11-24-2004 03:48 PM
CD player install 92 Ranger Audio & Video Tech 2 09-09-2004 09:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:31 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.