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TOYWERX Custom Overhead Console

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  1. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    HomerTaco ...................................................................................................................................................... Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill with 12-15 front-end swap/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad mini / Safari Snorkel / Auto-pilot mode / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust re-route / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift / Inchworm 4.7 crawlbox / twin stick FJ t-case / Davez off-road triple-stick kit/
    I've been kicking around the idea of producing an overhead console that would be a direct replacement for the stock one.



    Got a spare stock one quite some time ago & it's been sitting around collecting dust. :oops:

    I paid a visit to an old friend who owns a precision sheet metal shop last week & while there I realized how simple a piece this would be based on some of the other products they create.

    My thoughts are to relocate & reuse the stock overhead map lights but add a recessed switch area & maybe a provision for a CB. :notsure:

    The unit would be aluminum & powder coated to either match or complement the interior...

    I'm open to suggestions as this is just a concept as of now.

    Thoughts?

    Thank you,
    ~ Craig
     
  2. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    Timbo's Customs

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    Not sure if I would like my cb up top live my panel I have now

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  3. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Thanks for posting! Something like that but with the switches recessed higher into the unit is what I had in mind.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    hoarder23

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    What do you mean by a CB mount? A place to fit an entire radio in or a plug in for the mic with attachment?
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    A place to fit an entire unit.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    Subd for more info from everyone including OP. I would like to be able to use the overhead for more than sunglasses (I do not wear sunglasses).I also do not use a CB.
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    Another thought was space for a small monitor for either a reverse mount cam or an underbelly cam for off-roading. :notsure:
     
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  8. Jan 8, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    I have a pretty slim CB, a Uniden Pro520XL, and I'm not sure how well it would fit up top while keeping the stock electronics in place. I would be totally down for a plug and play replacement that kept the compass/temp gauge and map lights but added switches and some sort of provision for a CB. I would think just a storage spot for the mic and an integrated 4-pin female-to-female adapter to allow a extension to be ran to the radio would be great.
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    Also maybe something that would hold in a switchpros switch panel?
     
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    Haha good luck with that!
     
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  12. Jan 8, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    I'm hoping to develop something that's customizable for a few different configurations.
     
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    That would be great. I'd like to keep one of those storage cups, but switches or a radio would be handy.
     
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    Ohhh i like this, i already have a wire loom run up there for switches and everything
     
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    @HomerTaco I would like to see something "plug and play" for a 2012 tacoma over head console unit.

    a place where I can mount switches is a stealthy but neat and easily accessible location, with map lights maybe and an option for red illumination, also very nice if keeping one of the sunglass cubbies.

    I have the cobra 75 and keep the sending unit under the drivers kick panel so for my personal preference I would not keep my cb up top there, but its not a bad idea albeit.

    maybe the front facing section that runs parallel to the windshield can scoop down in a slight way leaving space for a recording device in a very discreet way, as dash cams become better and cheaper and obvious that we could all benefit from (I do not have one myself yet, but really want one when I see crazy things go down always unexpectedly of course)
     
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    Just for those that can't imagine having the CB up top. Granted this isn't a normal small form factor CB, Anytone Smart CB. I ran an extension down to the center console for the mic to plug in.
     
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