First thing to do is get over the idea of not drilling. Plastic is cheap and
all interior parts can be replaced if you sell the car. Most new cars have
dash and console components that are secured with clips and they are generally
pretty easy to take apart. Start figuring out where you want the unit and take
the dash apart to figure out how best to secure a mount. Then drill away and
make it solid and secure.
-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Kelly Johnson" <email@example.com>
> Sorry for the slightly off-topic post, but I figured this group would
> be the best for this question....
> I just bought a new car...a relatively expensive one. I have an
> FT-7800R dual band FM rig that I want to mount. I put the radio in
> the trunk, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good way to mount the
> head. I tried a "seat bolt" mount, but that won't work with my power
> seats. I do NOT want to drill holes. I do NOT want to use any kind
> of sticky tape or glue that won't be easy to remove later or will
> otherwise damage the upholstery or dash or whatever. I don't really
> want a windshield suction cup mount because it is illegal in
> California AND more importantly it will leave the control wire
> exposed. I don't want something that looks like the typical homemade
> ham radio mount built out of pine and nails :-) Finally, I don't
> want to pay $800 to the car stereo installer who offered to build a
> customer designed mount to fit in place of the cigarette lighter that
> will never be used.
> Any great ideas? I tried velcro, but the sticky side of the velcro
> wouldn't stick to the dash where I wanted to put it.
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