Diy center console stereo

ramdough

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That looks like it will be fun to use.

Any chance you made a build video in progress?

How does the air get to the heater? Only outside air mode?


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hmm... will try again later..... but for me the video would never open on youtube... just a rolling whirligig going in a circle showing it is trying to find something.
 

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About 2 hrs to build
$30 speaker radio combo from walmart
$90 amp sub encloser gutted and installed
Just need cup holders installed and itll be prefect https://youtube.com/shorts/pc3U9HZJpQs?feature=share
the grate below the heater controls..the vent that I assume is cab environment air intake...... sooo with this unit you built there..... how does it get air from the cab into the area it's to get heated? Looks like your consul blocks it.
 

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About 2 hrs to build
$30 speaker radio combo from walmart
$90 amp sub encloser gutted and installed
Just need cup holders installed and itll be prefect https://youtube.com/shorts/pc3U9HZJpQs?feature=share
Looks great! on each end beside the side speaker cut a circle or a rectangle on both ends to let the dash heater to breath and your set ! And those cup holders do look great where did you find them at?
 

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Looks great! on each end beside the side speaker cut a circle or a rectangle on both ends to let the dash heater to breath and your set ! And those cup holders do look great where did you find them at?
Dash heater has about 1/2 gap on either side about 4 inches high still probably restrictive but we shall see.

And 3d printed them https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1004856
 

coachgeo

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Dash heater has about 1/2 gap on either side about 4 inches high still probably restrictive but we shall see.

And 3d printed them https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1004856
cut out a portion of the sides to let air in/out? IMHO even in summer you will cook your speakers and radio if there is not air flow.... it will be an oven inside that box from heat rising from the engine/trans thru the floor... then getting contained in the box in the summers

A cheap IR Meter and you will find out... easy enough.. or a tiny hole drilled in it and a probe thermometer popped in there. Keep us posted
 

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cut out a portion of the sides to let air in/out? IMHO even in summer you will cook your speakers and radio if there is not air flow.... it will be an oven inside that box from heat rising from the engine/trans thru the floor... then getting contained in the box in the summers

A cheap IR Meter and you will find out... easy enough.. or a tiny hole drilled in it and a probe thermometer popped in there. Keep us posted
Toss a 12v PC fan in there for good measure. Noctua 120 and 140 are dead silent. And if you want to get *really* fancy, add a 100° switch.

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*If* I ever get around to building my center console, I can see how power windows would be nice. I typically shy away from things like power windows in my off-road vics (one more thing to break) but if I put a center console in they would sure come in handy to get that passenger window open.

Nice job !

Did you use the same ones that Keith used in his truck?
 

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*If* I ever get around to building my center console, I can see how power windows would be nice. I typically shy away from things like power windows in my off-road vics (one more thing to break) but if I put a center console in they would sure come in handy to get that passenger window open.

Nice job !

Did you use the same ones that Keith used in his truck?
Am opposite. Love music.. tooo much... it distracts me when I need to concentrate cause my mind wants to get lost in it...... elec. windows..... while dont care about driver side so much.. wanting to lower passenger side when your alone (99.9% time for me)... that is when their a godsend
 

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Am opposite. Love music.. tooo much... it distracts me when I need to concentrate cause my mind wants to get lost in it...... elec. windows..... while dont care about driver side so much.. wanting to lower passenger side when your alone (99.9% time for me)... that is when their a godsend
Yep. Only saving grace with the LMTV is having so much open space to slide over and reach the crank. But with the center console installed, it creates a bit more of a barrier.

As far as music goes, I don't find it any more distracting than wearing intercom cans. In fact, I always pipe music to the intercoms.
 

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*If* I ever get around to building my center console, I can see how power windows would be nice. I typically shy away from things like power windows in my off-road vics (one more thing to break) but if I put a center console in they would sure come in handy to get that passenger window open.

Nice job !

Did you use the same ones that Keith used in his truck?
Not sure these were amazon cheapos they do the job but dont see them lasting very long.

The center console, just plugs into the 12v plug, not worried about saving station as I always stream off my phone and this radio atleast remembers last connected device. I'll post a video tomarrow showing it.

Only thing left to do is install keyless system so lock and unlocks when you get close and activates relay enabling the starter switch for modern security.

Granted anyone with half a brain about these trucks could start it with the switches under the cab
 
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