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    Default Fj cruiser VHF radio installation spot ?

    Hi all,

    I値l be getting my Motorola vhf radio soon and would like to know where you guys have installed them?
    I知 trying to avoid the roof console for now...

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Fj cruiser VHF radio installation spot ?

    Didn't do this myself, but I always had this idea in my head that a nice spot for a 2-way radio in a FJ or for that matter a 70 series would be on the dash in front of the passenger, above the cubby hole, it's a nice big empty space. If your radio has a detachable face you can even just stick the face on there with glue or velcro and put the unit under the seat. If you can't detach the face then you'll have to look what's behind that panel, whether you can cut a hole and slide the entire radio in there and properly attach its bracket somewhere.
    My thinking is that it should be fine in that spot since you almost never have to look at the radios display so it doesn't have to be in front of you. Depending on where you place it in the end and how loud it is, you might want to look at a external speaker as well, so just keep that in mind.
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    Fitted mine hereClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    Fitted mine hereClick image for larger version. 

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    Do you not knock it getting in and out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    Fitted mine hereClick image for larger version. 

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    Yeah, that spot wont work for me either, I'm a fat giraffe I knock my knees on that spot even with the seat on its furthest back position.

    I've seen some buddies put it in that center console hole under the armrests, but then you do loose some packing space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    Fitted mine hereClick image for larger version. 

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    where and how did you mount the aerial on the FJ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pase4x4 View Post
    where and how did you mount the aerial on the FJ?
    Myself and business partner designed one that fits on the rear door hinge. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Fj cruiser VHF radio installation spot ?

    I have provisionally installed my radio behind the center console.
    Ran the antenna cable through back door grommet and under the floor rubber. Then drilled a small hole in the bottom of the center console storage box ( nice and discreet). Power is running straight to aux battery behind passenger seat for now.

    I知 looking for a empty fused line that can handle the current draw.

    Will be designing a bracket to fit in the center console, as to not take up valuable packing space in that cubby.


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    Default Re: Fj cruiser VHF radio installation spot ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoB View Post
    Myself and business partner designed one that fits on the rear door hinge. Click image for larger version. 

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    Any chance you made a extra one or can made a extra one? My mat has been struggling for a decent mount and cant seem to locate anything locally.
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    Default Re: Fj cruiser VHF radio installation spot ?

    I will be interested if you make some more antenna brackets
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    Quote Originally Posted by pase4x4 View Post
    where and how did you mount the aerial on the FJ?
    Fitted mine on the same spot the radio arial is just on the lefthand side. I am 1.82m and no issue with legroom.
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