Official Console/Equipment Thread

natep24

Member
hey guys....and gals.... i am looking for any one who has pictures of any homemade/custom consoles....thanks for the help
 

Mr911

Member
Here's mine...I fabricated it from an aluminum sign blank and designed it for my 2002 Ford Explorer. I could have used a havis console but didn't want to loose the ash tray and lighter. Also, it doesn't block the other factory controls.


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rwo978

Site Regular
sting67 said:
curious where did you get the plastic cupholder that you inserted in that last pic?

Looks like a Walmart special. I had a similar one for my BPD car, but it was black.


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My console.
 

jetstream1

Junior Member
RMBROWN said:
Jetstream like the diamond plate on your console....
It decal material. only time it not nice is when the sun is down and coming thru rear window of my pickup. gets a little blinding, lol
 

CodeMan

Member
I didnt see a thread like this in my search before this post.


I thought it would be interesting to see others installed equipment consoles. lighting control locations ect.


Heres mine; 2013 F150.


center seat removed and Havis console installed, radios, 18" FS littlelite, remote controlle on rear is for golight. (towel keeps cup inplace) :D ;)


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Gamber seat mount & FS light/pa control head.


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Didnt include printer mounted on rear seat...
 
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RL1

Veteran Member
I love console pics since it's what I see most on my car throughout the day. How do you like the F150?
 

jcpse

Senior Member
hawkspringsfire said:
Here is mine. Havis Shield console installed in a 2008 Ford Explorer. List includes: Whelen Cencom Gold, Motorola Astro Spectra, Uniden BCD996T, Motorola Spectra.

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, we have a winner!
 
V

VTfireftr

If anyone is isnterested, I will have a few of those consoles (used) for sale by the end of January. Actually they are Jotto Desk versions, but look and install just like the Havis.


Marc
 

MPD 818

Registered Member
VTfireftr said:
If anyone is isnterested, I will have a few of those consoles (used) for sale by the end of January. Actually they are Jotto Desk versions, but look and install just like the Havis.

Marc
Price?
 

CodeMan

Member
hawkspringsfire said:
Here is mine. Havis Shield console installed in a 2008 Ford Explorer. List includes: Whelen Cencom Gold, Motorola Astro Spectra, Uniden BCD996T, Motorola Spectra.

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Thats a nice clean look, no MDT stand? :)
 
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CodeMan

Member
RL1 said:
I love console pics since it's what I see most on my car throughout the day. How do you like the F150?
we are such NERDS wanting to see other peoples consoles and equipment layouts.. ;)


As for the F150? LOVE it, ECO BOOST V-6, im averaging about 350mi to 22 gals of fuel, the 07 this one replaced was a 4.6 V8 and would only get 172 mi on 22gal..


This year they gave me a choice, explorer or F150.. for what i do i need a pick up, so i asked for a GMC, and my new F150 extra cab arrived (this vehicle is assigned to me, and is a take home vehicle) At our agency we have a 30.00 usage fee taken out of our pay each month for the take home option, so the tax payers are not paying for it.. ;)


Can't drive it off duty, but is nice to be able to leave the driveway and be 1008.. :thumbsup:
 
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Kd8bao

Established Member
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Custom designed for a Toyota Tacoma 2011 double cab. Original rails from a havis console. Re cut all my own plates out of 1/8" aluminum.


Kenwood TM D700 amateur radio


Yeasu FTM-350 amateur radio


Whelen HHS-2200 controller


The holes are for accessory outlets or switches, haven't decided yet.
 

ast123

Member
I'm really lookin forward to someone with a 2004-08 F150 with a Center Console Shifter postin their setup!
 

PTRJason

Member
CodeMan said:
we are such NERDS wanting to see other peoples consoles and equipment layouts.. ;)

As for the F150? LOVE it, ECO BOOST V-6, im averaging about 350mi to 22 gals of fuel, the 07 this one replaced was a 4.6 V8 and would only get 172 mi on 22gal..


This year they gave me a choice, explorer or F150.. for what i do i need a pick up, so i asked for a GMC, and my new F150 extra cab arrived (this vehicle is assigned to me, and is a take home vehicle) At our agency we have a 30.00 usage fee taken out of our pay each month for the take home option, so the tax payers are not paying for it.. ;)


Can't drive it off duty, but is nice to be able to leave the driveway and be 1008.. :thumbsup:
I do not feel so bad for my Expedition now. I get about 290-330 miles on about 20 gal of gas. And I have a 2005 5.4L, V8.
 

EVModules

Premium Verified Member
I see your console and raise your console...


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Now you see it (keyboard)


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Now you don't


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This later had a computer docking station installed.


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All MDF construction of the base, laser cut metal faceplates. I still have the "in progress" pictues of the build for that.
 
I would be very interested to know how that console with the 120v plugs was done. That seems like it would be much easier than trying to use a loose inverter.
 

04P71

Junior Member
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Show-Me siren inside console, Motorola M1225 radio, Extreme Tactical Dynamics digital light control, Uniden scanner. Light control is temporarily attached with velcro, until it warms up enough to figure out a good mounting location.
 

CodeMan

Member
John Hearne said:
My old school offering, from 2003:

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thats alot of stuff, be worried if the airbags went off.. :no: :eek:
 

CodeMan

Member
Domesttuner said:
I would be very interested to know how that console with the 120v plugs was done. That seems like it would be much easier than trying to use a loose inverter.
Me too...
 

NVFD612

Established Member
Though I am not the poster, we had a similar set up 110 outlet in our Watch Commander (Flight Chief's) Tahoe in California. The installer mounted the inverter in the rear cargo area plugged a heavy duty 110v extension cord into the outlet and then ran the wires up to the front, cut off the female end of the plug and used the wires to connect to the back of outlet. It worked out fairly slick. The inverters were controlled by a separate switch up front so they weren't on all the time IIRC.


Dennis


resQyou
 

EVModules

Premium Verified Member
Domesttuner said:
I would be very interested to know how that console with the 120v plugs was done. That seems like it would be much easier than trying to use a loose inverter.
The outlet extension was straightforward. It involves using a simple extension cord BUT requires 14g simply because you want to carry the rating equally to the new outlet. The new outlet do require a box as if you're doing new construction. The wire ends are terminated with ring terminals and installed. (You back out the screws out completely past the stop & reinstall)


Depending on the power supply, some have a remote extension to turn on & off the unit. Sometimes I had to rewire by hacking the switch and extending it for smaller units. Do mind the ventilation while keeping it protected from stuff, guard & clearly mark the extension cable, and most importantly supply adequate DC power to the unit as they easily command large cables 4g is often the minimum. Don't attempt to cheat here as if there isn't enough juice going to it, you're gonna experience "brown outs" and potentially damage your 120vac equipment.
 

TritonBoulder47

Site Guru
My 2003 Avalanche: (Current vehicle)


- JottoDesk Contour Drop-In Console (Two 7" Mounting Planes)


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My 1995 Tahoe: (Past vehicle)


- Gamber Johnson EPIC Console


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I'll have to look for some of the customer ones we've done...
 

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