This 16-gauge steel security console has (2) separate lockable compartments for mounting a stereo, CB Radio, Speaker, or other electronic device. Compartments swing up flush with enclosure when closed and are secured by a single lock. This console can also be mounted to a full roll cage using (3) 2-1/2 inch U-Bolts (not included). Do not operate vehicle without doors securely closed. The console is expandable to fit between roll bar and windshield. Mounts to factory holes, no drilling required.
I was unwilling to place a 2-way radio on top of the dash, or under the dashboard, as there just isn't a lot of room in a TJ Jeep anyway, so being able to mount the radio's up in an overhead area and not have it take up leg-room and/or headroom from either the driver and/or passenger was paramount to the decision to purchase this Overhead Console. I haven't installed it yet, and I will post another review after using the Overhead Console for 90-days or so with a Ham Radio, Export Band Citizen's Band Radio, and a Midland MXT400 MicroMobile GMRS 2-Way Radio all three mounted and working independently from the Overhead Console...
3.0Discovered a few things...
First, works as advertised with caveats. Chassis swivel up and down (also slide forward in final closed state).
Not watertight, not even on the top. I used a spray on sealant after rain got into the storage.
Poor mounting configuration for stereo/CB units. No real chassis mount for standard single DIN stereos.
Rattling while driving. The swivel mount bolts need to be loose enough to 'swivel', but that leaves play for vibration and noise. I also recommend using lock-tite for these bolts.
Cable routing - The ports for cables line up mostly on the roll cage, blocking the ports.
Finally, don't forget you'll need to route your FM antenna all the way up there if you relocate it.
from Rock Hill, SC
Easy installation. Very adaptable. Can mount just about anything electrical in it. Heavy duty. Excellent powder coating. Cleans great too. Tweeked it little to put in a bigger CB, Air band scanner, and still had room to secure other items.
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