UHF RADIO

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 19:28
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I am considering purchasing a GME 3200 UHF radio after much research.My question is where can I mount it in a 100 series cruiser? Do I have to go to an overhead console as I didn't reallywant to mount it on the side of the existing console..Anyone got any ideas..
Thanks regards Greg G
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Reply By: forge - Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 23:47

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003 at 23:47
G,DAY GREG . Not realy familiar with your vehical . I mounted my raido ( same as yours ) in the dash . Theres usualy a vacant hole filled with a peice of plastic that your radio will fit into very neatley . Well thats where mine went . You will have to dril a coupel of holes in the top part of the plastic to take the bolts , and a hole in the back for the antenna and power cables . Also , make sure you put a fuse close to the battey and not behind the raido . If you blow a fuse , its much easyer to change there than pull the thing out again just to replace it .
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Reply By: Dave - Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 00:37

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 00:37
Greg,

I also have a TX3200 in my GU Patrol. I did not want it mounted on the side of the console as I have long legs so I mounted it in a vertical position against the centre console bin. I'm not sure of the inside of a 100 series but this has worked well for me.

Regards,

Dave
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Reply By: Adrian- Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 09:14

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 09:14
Greg
I recently bought a 1998 100 series standard. The previous owner had mounted a UHF in the space below the radio cassette. He had cut a hole in the bottom right hand rear corner of the floor of the space and had used self tappers to hold the face in place.
Not sure of the dimensions of the GME 3200 or what make he had mounted.
I'm planning to mount a UHF myself so would be interested in whatever solution you come up with.
The previous guy had also mounted something on the passenger side of the transmision tunnel but not sure how large it was.
Good luck!
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 10:11

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 10:11
Greg,
In my 2002 LC 100 I have glued velcro (the "hooks" type) to the case it slides into and it sticks to the carpet on the side of the transmission tunnel just below my left knee. Another advantage of this is that you can remove it to hide it when not in use. Works well for me. Mal T.
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg - Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 22:49

Friday, Jan 17, 2003 at 22:49
Thanks for all your replies,in the GXL model the radio is too deep it takes up a double space,so I will try Mal's method with the velcro,that way I dont have to canabilize the veichle..
Regards Greg G
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Reply By: Cashy - Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 13:13

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 13:13
Greg,

I have bought a 100 series STD model. I mounted my UHF in an overhead roof console from the Department of the Interior. I went for the GME4400 as it had a front facing speaker. I had considered the 3200 and 3400 but as I don't have a center console the overhead one works better. A few of my friends have the 3400 and mounted the head near the cup holders and hit the boby in the center console or behind the dash.

Cashy
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Follow Up By: Peter - Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 21:34

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 21:34
Cashy,
Who is the "Department of the interior"? I have same problem as greg
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam - Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 22:05

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 at 22:05
Peter, Dept. Of Interior. is a place that specialised in making consoles. They are located at 409 Princes Hwy at Carlton NSW (check out http://www.consoles.com/). I got them to make up a roof console for my '90 Hilux and had my TX4400 fitted into it. Fantastic unit. Have also just fitted a TX4400 into the dash of a mates Hilux. they are the standard DIN size. Just removed the plastic bin thats under the radio and fitted it there. cheers, Sam.
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