FRS/GMRS radio overhead mount location

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Not needing the review mirror, can’t see out the back because of rear cargo shelves, made this location possible.
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Once the mirror is removed there are two bolt studs about 6” apart fixed to roll cage. I bridged them with a metal strap and mounted the radio bracket to the metal strap.
Antenna mount is an aluminum l bracket I made. Not sure the antenna location will work very well. Recommended location seems to be on the roof top.
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Hmmm...that makes me wonder if one could fab a bracket that tucked the radio tight up against the bottom of the rearview mirror? Anyone ever seen such a thing?
 
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I went this route. Remote head radio. Brain is under glove box. Used a trigger 6 switch mount, $35 on Amazon. Cut an ABS piece to mount the head to.

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I like this mod’d switch panel idea. looks a little tight to the Freedom latches but not bad. Your idea works for everyman that needs/wants the rear view mirror. Your idea is way better than that $110 cross bar on another forum.
 

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Any product developers listening:whatsgoingon:
 

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I like this mod’d switch panel idea. looks a little tight to the Freedom latches but not bad. Your idea works for everyman that needs/wants the rear view mirror. Your idea is way better than that $110 cross bar on another forum.
Yeah, that solution definitely wasn't for me. I'm 6'2", with a long torso. I don't even need the sun visors as is, lol. That bar would very much be in the way.
 

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I wasn't happy with what was on the market for an overhead radio locations, so I asked my friend over at Retro Fab to build me something custom. It keeps the radio high enough to be out of the way. I still need to wire it in, but now have the mount that works for me.

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