The Overhead Console Thread

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  1. Bighead38

    Bighead38 Newbie

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    Put anything related to overhead consoles in here. I will update the first post with F.A.Q.'s and and answers as well as any links to a full How to.

    1) Will the long console fit in a regular cab truck?
    1A) Yes.They work out perfectly. Proof:
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    I like many others had the desire to have an overhead console. I cut the tabs off the back to start. I then pre-drilled the holes in the console. I held it in place and marked the headliner. Then drilled into the roof very carefully. I tapped into the dome light for power and hooked up the two map lights. I then screwed the console up with the twp screws in the back and just the standard one in the front.
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    Unfortunately the headliner material was longer available so I had to go a shade darker.
     
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    HighRollerRich Texas

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    what i did, these switches go offroad lights on the ranchhand

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  4. 88GMC

    88GMC I'm Awesome

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    Should have used the self-tapper idea on mine. I took a die grinder to my inner skin and cut in the slits like factory. Doh!
     
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    Any one think of adding a rear view mirror w/ reading lights? That would be a cool addition to the reading lights already on the O/H console.
     
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    I don't have an overhead console, but I do have a rear view with reading lights that's been converted (not by me) to blue strobe lights for the ultimate in ricer ingenuity.

    Might re-wire it and put some red LED's in it and have red reading lights...
     
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  7. willinthe985

    willinthe985 OBS Enthusiast

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    So how much space is there between the two skins? I got me one at the junkyard for cheap, but don't like the idea of putting screws in the roof and having them somehow go all the way through to outside.
     
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    You bought the truck with that mirror? I can find them on ebay, but they look like they need a special plug to work (vehicle specific).
     
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    88GMC I'm Awesome

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    If I can remember correctly the skins are like a 1/4" inch maybe a little more apart. Just be careful when you drill your holes. For starting them I wrapped E-Tape around the bit only like a 1/16" below the tip and watched how hard I pushed and stopped the minute the bit broke through. Even with the die grinder I had plenty of room.
     
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    Not much. Be very careful.
     

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