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Author Topic: mounting of icom 706 control head in a 2002 honda  (Read 425 times)
N0NUV
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« on: March 17, 2004, 01:48:05 AM »

 Has anybody every mounted a icom706 control head in a 2002 honda odessy van before. I can think of only one place to mount it. thats on the drop down center tray between the front seats. any info would be helpful.
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2004, 10:12:08 AM »

Where ever you mount it, mount it solidly. Don't use velcro, bungie cords, or similar attachment methods.

Mounting it to the center console may be your only choice. You can fashion a bracket with DIY aluminum available from Home Depot or any Ace hardware.

Alan, KØBG
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AB2MH
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2004, 03:39:36 PM »

You can probably use a cell phone pedestal mount and bolt it to the floor.
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N2IK
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 11:09:21 PM »

Another dash mounting option is to go to the companies that make cellphone mounts, such as Panavise and some others. These use stock holes in the dash and gaps between the panels to mount a bracket to which you can adapt your control head. They have an extensive catalog available for most any vehicle. Check this out for ideas on how to get into your dash even if you do not use their brackets.

Also take a good look at all the panels and mounting screws in your dash. You may be able to get creative and use an existing screw to mount your home brewed bracket.

Another option is mounting a bracket assembly to the front seat rails. There are some commercial ones to do this, but wonderful things are possible with home center and hardware store materials. Flat black spray paint makes almost anything look wonderful.

Keep looking at everyone's mobile rigs for ideas and you will find a solution. Where there is a will, there is a way. And make sure your install is solid and safe.

73 de Walt N2IK
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