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Other uses for overhead drop down compartments?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by upthemaiden, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Nov 19, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    upthemaiden

    upthemaiden [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck has those two drop down compartments up by the rear view mirror. the one looks like it's for a pair of sunglasses and the other sounded like it was for a garage door button from what I read somewhere. I wear glasses already so I have no use for sunglasses. I also don't have a garage. I was wondering if anyone else had come up with any other good uses for the compartments. I know I could stash anything up there, but does anyone sell anything useful for them? I know some vehicles have a drop down child mirror to see what's going on in the back seat in that same spot. It'd be cool if someone had something like that I could fit into the front compartment. Any ideas?
     
  2. Nov 19, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    I store my can of dip in mine sometimes. I haven't seen or heard of anybody making something to store up there.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    i've seen switch panel installed here, looks pretty good, not sure who did this tho...anyone recall who did?

    100_0071.jpg
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    jw1983

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    I used some velcro and put my bluetooth on the holder and it still opens and closes
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    I had completely forgotten that they were up there, so after I remembered I stuck my phone in the sunglasses spot just for the fun of it, and every time I hit a bump you could hear it rattling around, even with the foam that's in there. Fruit loops sound like the way to go though.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Pugga

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    You could put your pot in there :rolleyes:
     
  7. Nov 20, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Much better places to hide the pot. Take out cup holders unsnap the plastic piece and you have a perfect hiding spot.:p
     
  8. Nov 20, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    I put a pair of Oakley Juliets up there.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    i just have one and most the time(well at night or when i’m not driving) i put my sun glasses up their. but the froot loops sounds like a good idea. i will do that on my next trip. or maybe some beaf jerky. kinda like a snack holder. :D:D
     
  10. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    I'm pretty sure that's Fire931's switch panel. This is where i plan on putting my switches when i put lockers in, etc.

    Edit: That would be Fire's old truck, another member here bought it from him but i can't remember who.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Same here, they barely fit in a soft bag unless you put them in there just right.

    I always carry sunglasses with me in my truck so it really doesn't cross my mind to put anything else in there.

    Perhaps a small streamlight or other small tactical flashlight or maybe a small frame/pocket .380?
     
  12. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    my oakleys hardly fit ether. i for got what kinda i have. pocket .380 sounds nice if it would fit.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    I put the GPS there when I park to get it off the dash.
     
  14. Nov 20, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    I put $1 bills in there for parking money for gym/work & misc parking lots. the only thing is make sure it in correctly because if you open it you might make it rain .
     
  15. Nov 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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  16. Nov 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    lrgrnr i believe
     
  17. Nov 20, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    okay i lied, i just read that other post. But lrgrnr has a switch panel identical to that
     
  18. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    Cam
     
  19. Nov 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    You could get a long rope jerky and poke it through the hole in the garage door button compartment. Get a Mirthmobile situation going...

    [​IMG]
     
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    on hot days, my oakleys get all sticky.. the rubber on the parts that go over the ear piece gets all soft.. -_-
     
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