Roof consoles - what do they attach to?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 11:39
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In the fullness of time my Nissan Chev will have a roof console, They don't look that hard to make. But what do they attach to?? How are they fixed to the roof?? The only thing that I can think of is the interior light fittings and fixings. Tthat doesn't sound too strong to me.

Anyone ever been hit on the head by a falling console?

Bilbo
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Reply By: Michael Carey - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 11:46

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 11:46
My roof console (Hilux Dual Cab) fixes to the rear view mirror mounting holes and the interior light. I wasn't happy with using selftapping screws in the interior light location, so I fitted some 4mm AVK inserts. If my console comes down, the roof is coming down as well!!
Check out some pics here :-

Roof Console Installation
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:19

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 15:19
Top job Michael! Very sexy!

Thanks,

Bilbo
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Reply By: drifta - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 13:46

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 13:46
Mine in the GU are attached to the central light fitting and the rear view mirror bracket. Once you pull the light out you will see it's more than capable of taking the weight. I do some times bounce up and hit my head though.
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 14:27

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 14:27
There was an article with plenty of illustrations and "how to"in a fairly recent Aus 4x4 mag. if you have access.
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Reply By: Member - John B (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 22:24

Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 22:24
Hi bilbo my outback roof console fits to rear vision mirror at front and interior light at rear no strength probs , but mounting uhf in took some imagination ,No head bumps will happen , If i can keep 4 wheels on ground??,.,.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 21:31

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 21:31
I made my own roof console for my '05 'Lux. It is fixed to the screw holes for the interior dome light at the back, but I had to drill new holes for the front as my rear view mirror is stuck to the windscreen. I made simple aluminium brackets to hold it in place. Some pics of the console here (before radio was installed):
spaces.msn.com/normc007/
Press forward or back buttun until you get to the console
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 10:27

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 10:27
If you are buying an 'outback' roof console it comes with full instructions and clearl piccies of where/how to fit includig all necessary wires etc.. I have just fitted my 05 4.2 GU with one...
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