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post #1 of 43 Old 08-03-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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FINISHED! My DIY Triple Radio Overhead Console with GPS

In my old TJ I had a 2 space tuffy overhead console. But due to the lack of a dual overhead console for the jk, I decided to create my own, but with three spots. It's made out of 3/4" black starboard that was CNC routed and also used black acrylic laser cut for the radio bezels and cover plates. Right now is a Cobra 29 LX and a Scanner. The open spot right above the rear view mirror is going to be for a VHF/UHF Radio that is coming soon. I still had enough room for a ext speaker or even two more radios or whatever else i can come up with. Plus these radios are all wired in the pics... The wires hide nicely! Come out nice...

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All finished!! Finished it with a external CB speaker, Custom buttons for garage door and other accessories, a Yaesu 8800 UHF/VHF Radio and a Magellan 1700 ripped apart and custom fit into the console. All looks like it came from factory I think!















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post #2 of 43 Old 08-04-2012, 06:05 AM
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Very nice work!! I am a radio geek myself and really drooling over your creation!
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post #3 of 43 Old 08-04-2012, 07:30 AM
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Very nice work!!....do you think something like this would work with a soft top? Specifically, is there enough clearance that the top wouldn't rub?

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post #4 of 43 Old 08-04-2012, 08:41 AM
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wires?

Hi, may you please show us the wire-ing. Where did you pass all the wires for power, antennas and any other pertinent wire.
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post #5 of 43 Old 08-04-2012, 11:40 AM
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That came out nice, I really like it. Is it water tight from above for the topples too?
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post #6 of 43 Old 08-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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That is seriously awesome. How does it fit under the top(s)?

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post #7 of 43 Old 08-04-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Here is the wiring and how it fits with the soft top down


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post #8 of 43 Old 08-05-2012, 07:40 AM
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Super nice work. One question. Isn't that yellow bracket for the hard top latch? Can you still access it with the console in place?

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post #9 of 43 Old 08-05-2012, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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I dont have a hard top or ever plan on having one. I never use that bracket
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post #10 of 43 Old 08-05-2012, 07:49 AM
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As I thought. You did a great job on the machining. I'm a GM at a large CNC shop in the SF bay area. If you are ever looking for a job give me a ring.
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post #11 of 43 Old 08-21-2012, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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All finished!! Finished it with a external CB speaker, Custom buttons for garage door and other accessories, a Yaesu 8800 UHF/VHF Radio and a Magellan 1700 ripped apart and custom fit into the console. All looks like it came from factory I think!





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That is all kinds of awesome.

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Is this a button panel? If yes, custom made or purchased?

I signed up to the forum just to ask this question, sorry to resurrect an few months old post :P
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post #14 of 43 Old 11-27-2012, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Yes it's a button panel and I custom made it. The whole whole overhead console is custom made
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post #15 of 43 Old 11-27-2012, 08:15 AM
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I want it :P
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