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How could I mount this in my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ToyotaKTMracing, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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  2. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    I'd help you machine a simple bracket if I weren't so darn busy all the time. :(
     
  3. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    Bobbb "Rumors of Bob, but never Bob. It is Bob, right?"

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    If you're running an aftermarket bezel that you don't mind trimming, you can do what I did for my handheld GPS.

    Trimmed edge of Scoshe bezel-

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    Fabbed piece of aluminum flat bar stock from Lowes-

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    Rattlecanned black then stuck to back of bezel with 3M grey double-sticky-

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    Mount double-stickied to aluminum bar-

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    End result. Up where I can see and finger it, but not blocking my view or the vent-

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    One thing I would recommend if you go this route is using 1/8" thick aluminum if there's any sort of weight to your scanner. I used 1/16" for this mount and will be redoing it with 1/8" before summer. While this works fine, it allows for too much vibration while driving which makes the screen difficult to see, especially when off-road which is my primary use here.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    I like that!
     
  5. Jan 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    It's fine. I'll figure something out. Thanks for the offer though :D
     
  6. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    I might do velcro and attatch it to the little black square piece by the stereo
     
  7. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Keeping it simply is sometimes the best way.
    I like the sheet metal bracket idea, it's not so bad working with sheet metal and relatively easy. = ]
     
  8. Jan 6, 2013 at 6:09 AM
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    u ever think about a mobile scanner instead with a remote speaker? they are cheaper then the handhelds unless you get a PL scanner. I have one mounted under my passenger seat and a small remote speaker in between my rear seats. makes for a clean install and everything is out of the way.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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  10. Jan 6, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    You can find these with adjustable holding sizes ..
     
  11. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    I know. I might get one. The one now is temporary
     
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