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Unread 03-03-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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TJ Overhead Console

OK, so I want an overhead console for my 04 TJ. I want it more for storage etc than radio/cb mounting so I'm not too wild about the Tuffy unless I can get one on the cheap and mod it. The only other overhead console for TJ's I've seen is this boxy ugly looking thing that looks like it just rolled out of 1985.

Does anyone know of a good looking overhead console, or has anyone made/modded one?

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Unread 03-03-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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I bought a overhead console fromhttp://www.cbrack.com/, the price is about $130.00, It works great for me.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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i think this would have to be a custom job....i had a look at what was available and i don't like the look nor how they fix to the roll bar.

Its on the to do list.
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I bought a overhead console fromhttp://www.cbrack.com/, the price is about $130.00, It works great for me.
Can yoiu post a few photos of this unit installed?

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Unread 03-03-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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Can yoiu post a few photos of this unit installed?

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Eek, according to their site, you have to mod the cover and remove the footman loop for this one to work. I want a drop in solution.

http://www.cbrack.com/tj_03_install.htm
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Unread 03-03-2008, 07:23 PM   #6
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I know you said you weren't interested, but the Tuffy overhead console is sweet. I just installed one, wired up my CB, and there were no issues.

it isn't often you can say that.

There are also no squeaks or rattles. I had questions during the install, and their tech support were very responsive.

if you can swing the coin, go tuffy.

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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:14 PM   #7
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I know you said you weren't interested, but the Tuffy overhead console is sweet. I just installed one, wired up my CB, and there were no issues.

it isn't often you can say that.

There are also no squeaks or rattles. I had questions during the install, and their tech support were very responsive.

if you can swing the coin, go tuffy.

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I was actually looking at the Tuffy if all else fails thinking that if nothing else, it's designed to drop right in, and there's ALOT of open space on the bar so I could always mod it, and have stuff added.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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JUST made one for my JK... not a front to back but a side to side.

No updated/done & painted pics but its in

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/process-fabbed-jk-overhead-consule-526893/
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Another vote for Tuffy - the downside is the price but the upside is that it is very secure. I like not having to unplug my GPS when I park.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 09:53 PM   #10
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Give OTRATTW a look and see what he can build for you.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 11:14 PM   #11
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I was actually looking at the Tuffy if all else fails thinking that if nothing else, it's designed to drop right in, and there's ALOT of open space on the bar so I could always mod it, and have stuff added.
Depends which Tuffy you settle with, the single compartment should fit in easily, the double compartment will take some work on an 03+ TJ, but is do-able.

I put the double overhead compartment in my 05 TJ, I basically drilled out the footman loop rivets, filed the holes into squares, then carefully fit in carriage bolts through another hole in the windshield frame, and used those to secure the front. Some trimming of the roll bar padding was done to make it seat nicely. The end result is worth it, IMHO, it's great to leave my CB and satellite radio in there, since now I just have to lock the console and not worry about thieves.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 01:17 AM   #12
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Depends which Tuffy you settle with, the single compartment should fit in easily, the double compartment will take some work on an 03+ TJ, but is do-able.

I put the double overhead compartment in my 05 TJ, I basically drilled out the footman loop rivets, filed the holes into squares, then carefully fit in carriage bolts through another hole in the windshield frame, and used those to secure the front. Some trimming of the roll bar padding was done to make it seat nicely. The end result is worth it, IMHO, it's great to leave my CB and satellite radio in there, since now I just have to lock the console and not worry about thieves.

PLEASE post a pic of that when you get a chance-- I'd love to see it.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 02:18 AM   #13
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PLEASE post a pic of that when you get a chance-- I'd love to see it.
That'll probably be a while, I'm out of country on business for about another month or so, and sadly separated from my Jeep.

I'll dig around, maybe I have something on this computer....
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Unread 03-04-2008, 01:15 PM   #14
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Anyone know if the ones from the JK will come close to fitting in a TJ?

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Unread 03-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #15
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Anyone know if the ones from the JK will come close to fitting in a TJ?

That's a pretty nice looking console.
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