Okay .. so I didn't want the stereo in the dash .. at least not the normal solution, was thinking the tuffy metal console with the stereo in it .. but while driving I find I want a way to see what I'm listening to .. name of the song, etc; so I thought I'd try this little device by Kenwood
The Display and Control, as well as the sub-chassis box, are all separate, so I thought I'd put the display in the dash some how .. this is what we came up with:
Notice the stock ashtray location .. slightly modified.
and these are with the display just sitting in place .. the dash panel is primed. As you can see, we already filled in the stock stereo opening.
Was also thinking of modifying the stock ashtray so it could be attached over the display, when not being used, to conceal the modification.
Last edited by leeherron; 03-29-2012 at 09:53 AM..
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-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
The other thing that works, if you don't want radio, but at least tunes, is a marine 2 channel amp and a 3.5mm jack to RCA splitter. Mount it up under the dash, and either run the 3.5mm pigtail out to plug into a ipod/phone/etc. or you can buy a jack that is basically a female to female connector that fits in a ~1/4" hole. Nothing to see, nothing to take. And a 2 channel amp can be had for under $40.
For me personally, I prefer that to a stereo, because I'd rather listen to my playlist if i'm cruising than the garbage that is on the radio anyway. And a CB w/ WX to check on the weather or other conditions. The truckers will tell you what is going on before the news will anyway.
But I will add that I do like the clean look of that install.