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How to Add GPS Mount to Dashboard

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I'm a GPS lover and don't like to watch a screen 'jiggle' as I drive. This is my new '15 XP900 EPS.
Thought I would share a rock-solid solution for mounting a Ram-Mount "B" flange. Project time: 90 minutes.
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Dashboard removed

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Custom bracket to span the Ranger brackets that brace the center of the dash

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I used a "C" channel type metal to help keep any flexing to a minimum.

View attachment 7965 The green Tie-Rap between the fender washers represents the factory Ranger bracket. I used 8-32x1.5" bolts with fender washers and Nyl-Lok nuts. (bracket is shown upside down)

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Bracket installed. Now the alignment. The fitment of the bracket was a bit touchy and took 3-4 tries to emulate the angle of the dash cover before I got it just right. The goal was to touch the bottom of the plastic dash but not distort how it fits when you cinch down the Ram-Mount GPS flange.

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Almost ready to mark the holes for the Ram-Mount after drill and tap for GPS flange mount.

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With center radio/switch array removed, you can damn near climb into the dash to mark your drill holes.

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Bracket final resting spot

Automotive exterior Hood Vehicle Trunk Bumper

Innocent looking. No unusual vibration.
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the attachments do ....'0'.....nothing....
I mounted mine to the roof. Easier to look at, very stable and it's in the shade so no glare problems.

3/4" plywood roof is nice if you want to attach like walkie talkie, camera, mirrors, lights.... Also you can securely strap down some stuff on top.
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Nice one Russ. My roof goes on/off based on the weather. On my '06 I had attached similar to yours but it was a killer looking into the 'sky' when the roof was off.
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