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Different Idea for GPS!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by StZu, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    First I made the template:
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    A bit of router work:
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    Make sure the GPS fits:
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    Make sure the power hole is bueno:
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    Make sure it fits in the compartment:
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    See how the GPS looks in its new home:
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    Hardwire GPS:
    [​IMG]

    Make sure it works:
    [​IMG]

    Make sure it turns off when the car turns off:
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    All done!
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    I am going to paint the wood black so it blends more with the look of the interior.
    Also while I had the middle console torn out I ran my Ipod wire to my center console, here are a few pics of this:
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  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    topgun155

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    Looks pretty sweet. Can you still get it out though.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    Ya, the pics need to be a little bigger :p Any plans on covering it with carpet or something?
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    I'm sure it's a wonderful idea but I can see the whole concept due to the massive pics.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    better?
    and yes you can still get it out
     
  7. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    Much better!

    How is the visibility of it down there?
     
  8. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    Visibility is good, this gps speaks the street names and also the turns so that helps when the traffic is crazy.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    Looks good, but are cubbies are too low for my liking
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    Ditto- Nice work tho!!
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    I like it.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I was going to say the same thing. You certainly did solid work, but I don't like looking that far down.
     
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    Very great idea. Once the wood is painted it'll be perfect. I like it a lot. Very useful, out of the way, and not blocking vision.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Not bad, use some matte paint or wrinkle finish that will hide the small imperfections in the wood. Also cover the gaps on the ends with a small piece of trim or something for a more factory finish.

    Looks pretty good though...
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    StZu

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    Finished painting, it is not as shiny as in the pics, it looks alot better in person.
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    Nice idea but I would agree.................looking down @ the unit may seem to be a difficult read............maybe even cause you to be in an accident due to taking your eyes off the road for too long..................
     
  19. Mar 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    looks good!
     
  20. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    good idea and execution but i think it would look much nicer covered in carpet to hide the gaps. Hell, i'll even send you a couple small pieces of carpet to cover it (i do car audio so i have plenty laying around). pm me if you need some
     
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