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Old 01-21-2021, 11:04 AM   #11
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:09 AM   #12
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I have seen that along with a few comments from the people who have called about compatibility and they said that it will not work in a 2009 and up. I'm sure you could make it work, but I like the look of the SMB one more anyways.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:15 AM   #13
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Just throwing it out there for consideration but that overhead console/headliner can also be used for gauges. I put an Spod setup in there where I can also read the air pressure or voltage as well as the switches for my lights. There's not much room to play with in the dash.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:58 AM   #14
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Just throwing it out there for consideration but that overhead console/headliner can also be used for gauges. I put an Spod setup in there where I can also read the air pressure or voltage as well as the switches for my lights. There's not much room to play with in the dash.
That's kind of what we were thinking we would do. We used to own a Land Rover Discovery II that had a little shelf that we referred to as the map holder. It was super handy for permits, passes, maps, and other small paperwork stuff. So I wanted to get some of that functionality as well as a place to mount some switches and an exterior Temp gauge since currently we don't have any exterior temp read out. We probably won't do all the switches up there as we have the newer style dash, and using the sPod kit from U-Joint I think we should be able to mount most of our switches in the little bump up where the factory AUX switches mount.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:05 PM   #15
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Oh I like the overhead switches, good call.

I had been eyeballing the VDP one for awhile but not sold yet on the look. The SMB ones look way better, just harder to build (as this thread is proving).
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Here are a few shots of my Overhead Windshield Shelve that I created! The sun visors are very low now but are still usable. The rear view mirror got in the way, so I removed it! This shelve is a great place to display all of our Hiking Stick medallions that were have collected in our travels.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:11 PM   #17
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I used that space for my battery gauges, a couple switched USB outlets, and a clearance diagram. Looking at it takes my eyes further off the road than I'd want for engine gauges, but I rarely need to look at the battery status while driving, so it works out well. I put a 2m/70cm ham transceiver up there too.

Run any wiring before you screw the thing in place, it's a real pain to reach in there after the fact. In fact even if you weren't putting gauges there I'd tuck a house power wire up there anyway, just in case you want it later.

EDIT: If your stereo has a bluetooth hands-free system, that shelf is also a great spot to mount the mic. Puts it nice and close to your head without being in the way.
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I can take a pic of mine if you'd like. I put 5 gauges over the driver, 7 rocker switches for the lights in the center, and a cubby hole over the pass with stretchy fish net. I bought motorhome visors. They are perfectly rectangular (7 years still need to mount them). Maybe the pic will motivate me to finish them. I am tall and have no real desperate need for the visors but the wife does. I think I have not mounted them so she will close her eyes and won't mind how fast I drive.
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