I would appreciate any ideas, especially if you have done anything yourself and please include pics if possible. I would especially appreciate ideas for storage for the VIC/GDM slot, but my main goal is for mounting the radio in a good location. I'm trying to stay away from overhead mounting just because I've got no headliner and a sealed-shut broken sunroof from the previous owner, and a future project will be removing the junk and installing an actual roof and headliner. if it makes a difference, I've got a '97 Laredo with the GDM not the VIC
My vote is #1 or #3, least amount of modification required.
1996 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L
PSC Steering Gear; NP249 w/ new VC; Moog TRE's, Track Bar, Stabilizer bar bushings and endlinks, control arm bushings
Still no lift, and almost no paint on the hood
Most CB's dont fit in the space the vic leaves which is why people do the climate control swap. The swap is easy if you have the (all electronic) ATC climate stuff as in the picture. Not so much if you have the manual controls as they are mechanically linked to pieces of the system.
It's really a shame nobody makes a remote head CB like all the ham gear is, makes it real easy to put the body of the radio under the seat and the control head where you want it.
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, Backyard parts fodder
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style
Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
You can find the 2wd cubby, get the storage you mention and eliminate the VIC.
I'm planning a switch panel where the VIC is and recently picked up a Cobra 75wxst with everything in the mic.. gonna work out well for me.
I don't have a radio yet, I'll likely get the same $35 cobra that's in my TJ. It would probably leave enough room to have 2 switches next to it in the VIC slot.... It will also fit in the ash tray slot if I put the work into it. the writeup I linked above uses the same radio I've got in my TJ. that would free up the whole VIC space for storage and/or switches. Any thoughts on making a combination storage switch panel for the VIC slot (cubby with a 2-switch panel)?
Alright thanks for the input, everyone. I have overhead-mounted the CB (cable routing is so easy with no headliner) and will convert the GDM slot to a cubby. The ashtray will later be converted to a flip-out switch panel.