Ok so I built an overhead console for my YJ, but the idea could be used with any CJ or TJ. I thought I would put my ideas and pics of the process as it went along so so maybe people wanting to pursue something like this might get some ideas.
First off I made a frame of 1.25" square tubing going from the windshield frame at the appropriate angle and coming up snug to the roll bar.
Then I cut out the bottom plate out of sheet metal
with the plasmaaaaaaa
So I first mocked up a peice of sheet metal with the type of drop I wanted for my head unit and CB and scanner
Then I measured up and drew up my cut outs for my devices. minus the scanner at this point
then measured and cut out with the plasma the sides for the drop downs
mocked up and tacked up the final positions for the drop downs for the devices with the sides tacked on
welded it up and hit it with some bedliner
with the goodies in it
with all that metal above my head i decided to pad it up with some pipe insulation
please excuse the glue in these pics
so thats it! im really happy with how everything turned out. any questions let me know