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ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 04:11 PM

How could I mount this in my truck?
 
I need to find out a way to mount my scanner in my truck. I want it in the stereo area, but not blocking my stereo or my vision. Like to the left of the stereo and have it facing me. Here is the scanner.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../Scanner21.jpg

And the clip thing on the back:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...um/Scanner.jpg

DeeKay21 01-04-2013 04:13 PM

Front cup holders is a good spot. Thats where I put my fire radio sometimes when responding to a call. ;)

tacofire38 01-04-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by WW_FIREFIGHTER (Post 6223462)
Front cup holders is a good spot. Thats where I put my fire radio sometimes when responding to a call. ;)

Haha i clip my fire radio on the change holder on the right side

DeeKay21 01-04-2013 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by tacofire38 (Post 6223472)
Haha i clip my fire radio on the change holder on the right side

That would work too!

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 05:04 PM

I want to have it high enough and pointing towards me to where I can read it too.

Drunknsloth 01-04-2013 05:12 PM

Haha, I have that exact same one and my buddies just bought two of them. I mounted mine on a Pro-Fit dash mount, but it shook like a bitch so I have a seat rail mount RamMount holding my Zune that kind of stablizes it.

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Drunknsloth (Post 6223785)
Haha, I have that exact same one and my buddies just bought two of them. I mounted mine on a Pro-Fit dash mount, but it shook like a bitch so I have a seat rail mount RamMount holding my Zune that kind of stablizes it.

What about the suction cup phone holders and put it on the plastic somewhere? Like this one. http://dealsprime.com/universal-car-...lder-m500.aspx

Drunknsloth 01-04-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ToyotaKTMracing (Post 6223815)
What about the suction cup phone holders and put it on the plastic somewhere? Like this one. http://dealsprime.com/universal-car-...lder-m500.aspx

Pretty much most of the plastic inside your cab is textured, there is no way it will stick.

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Drunknsloth (Post 6223896)
Pretty much most of the plastic inside your cab is textured, there is no way it will stick.

Yeah.. Hmmm. Idk

97lt1ta 01-04-2013 06:22 PM

Just go to autozone and gets some Velcro tape where you want it then just stick it there

SaveAHoRideATACO 01-04-2013 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Drunknsloth (Post 6223896)
Pretty much most of the plastic inside your cab is textured, there is no way it will stick.


Yeah, you could do the velcro thing or try some double-sided tape, 3M is pretty strong stuff. (Only if you don't mind probably ruining whatever you stick it to if you ever remove it). Otherwise, I'd go with the cupholder too.

Rich91710 01-04-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Drunknsloth (Post 6223896)
Pretty much most of the plastic inside your cab is textured, there is no way it will stick.

Ya, tried that even on the smooth surfaces in my Blazer and Suburban and it doesn't work.

Hell, the Garmin suction cup mount barely works on the Garmin puck. The only thing they work well for is glass (and that's illegal in California unless it's on the driver's lower left)

JdevTac 01-04-2013 06:39 PM

You could put together some sort of ram mount if you wanted. I recently put together pieces to mount my GPS on my "oh shit" handle which came out real nice. There are tons of pieces and parts on amazon for ram mounts that could provide you with a few good options.

One option I originally considered for my GPS was to remove my stereo trim and drill a hole to put one of those ball mount studs Ram sells in there, then also get a cradle for my GPS that matched up with the ball stud.

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by JdevTac (Post 6224177)
You could put together some sort of ram mount if you wanted. I recently put together pieces to mount my GPS on my "oh shit" handle which came out real nice. There are tons of pieces and parts on amazon for ram mounts that could provide you with a few good options.

One option I originally considered for my GPS was to remove my stereo trim and drill a hole to put one of those ball mount studs Ram sells in there, then also get a cradle for my GPS that matched up with the ball stud.

Any pics of it on the handle? That sounds like an okay spot if I can't figure something else out

2000GTacoma 01-04-2013 08:58 PM

I clip my fire radio looks to be about the same size on the back of the seat in the storage pouch.

JdevTac 01-04-2013 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ToyotaKTMracing (Post 6224953)
Any pics of it on the handle? That sounds like an okay spot if I can't figure something else out

My finished product ended up looking like this:
I found an actual RAM cradle to fit my gps. You could use a universal cradle if RAM doesn't have any for your uniden scanner.
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/5531/gpsmount.jpg

I followed this writeup by DblD: (I used a longer M6 bolt off eBay, not the OEM bolt. Chopped it up and epoxied it in the RAM piece that goes in the handle)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...gps-mount.html

I just realized the radio has the antenna so I'm not sure how much it would protrude into your line of sight while driving.

Keep in mind you could also mount it something like this as well (using one of the RAM handle bar type mounts):
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...GzdGVn9RSJ3klQ

Here is a thread with more variations, which in my opinion last one on the page seems like it would fit your radio in the best place:
http://www.ultimateyota.com/index.ph...6&topic=6170.0

All these would be solid mounting systems so long as the antenna is out of the way or out of your line of sight. Ram is solid stuff. I bought all the aluminum/metal pieces and once tightened up they do NOT move.

The alternative would be something along the lines of velcro, cup-holder as others said, another company's mount of some sort (like panavise as mentioned before).

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by JdevTac (Post 6225139)
My finished product ended up looking like this:
I found an actual RAM cradle to fit my gps. You could use a universal cradle if RAM doesn't have any for your uniden radio.
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/5531/gpsmount.jpg

I followed this writeup by DblD: (I used a longer M6 bolt off eBay, not the OEM bolt. Chopped it up and epoxied it in the RAM piece that goes in the handle)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...gps-mount.html

I just realized the radio has the antenna so I'm not sure how much it would protrude into your line of sight while driving.

Keep in mind you could also mount it something like this as well (using one of the RAM handle bar type mounts):
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...GzdGVn9RSJ3klQ

Here is a thread with more variations, which in my opinion seems like it would fit your radio in the best place:
http://www.ultimateyota.com/index.ph...6&topic=6170.0

All these would be solid mounting systems so long as the antenna is out of the way or out of your line of sight. Ram is solid stuff. I bought all the aluminum/metal pieces and once tightened up they do NOT move.

The alternative would be something along the lines of velcro, cup-holder as others said, another company's mount of some sort (like panavise as mentioned before).

Thanks!

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 09:47 PM

The 2nd pic in my OP, the mounting bracket/clip that you use with the bolt looking thing, I can't find one. Where are they? I've searched the web. Link?

Drummer0247 01-04-2013 10:09 PM

Best^^^^Velcro works on everything!

ToyotaKTMracing 01-04-2013 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Drummer0247 (Post 6225376)
Best^^^^Velcro works on everything!

Eh, idk. It just wouldn't look real clean.


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