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I mounted the control head of my Icom 5100 where the sunglass holder is. I can remove it and close the sunglass door as the Ram mount is quick to remove.

The Kenwood TS 480 control head is mounted with another Ram mount in the large cavity in front of the cup holder. I originally had mounted my CTS Edge there but didn’t like it that low so I moved it near the drivers A pillar handle and mounted the radio head here.

The auto-tune panel for the screwdriver antenna is tucked away in the console map pocket unless I’m using the Kenwood ( I stick a piece of Velcro on the dash and stick it on there).

I ran the control cable above the headliner from the radio in the back seat. The power in the overhead console has a very small wire so I ran a larger one to power my dash cam.

The power for the radios came from the upfitter plug by the driver side kick panel.

I ran the coax in the cab through a hole I drilled near the rear seat cabin vent. If you run the coax through the vent the rubber flap will never close.

I hope I was able to give you a few ideas.

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Thanks for posting. I think I got my placement sorted. Waiting for some parts. Also fabricated this antenna mount this evening. 80e73571dbcf8a1b014fe95ab2292ac4.jpg

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The antenna mount looks really nice.

I forgot to mention that the radio faceplates look crooked in the pictures but are “square” to the drivers viewpoint if I need to glance at them.

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I didn't want it anywhere where I can see it all the time.  The interior is nice just the way it is.. Lol There is a trap door at bottom of the storage bin here with screws. Didn't have to drill any holes.  External speaker used and I can close up the arm rest and still hear. 



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I stuffed the radio chassis in the center console, behind everything. I didn't have to cut or drill anything except for the head mount under that rubber phone holder thingy. I ran the power and coax through the rubber seal in the door jam on the driver's side.








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