Mobile Radio Dash Mount
I tried to mount the control head for my Kenwood TM-D710A under the center console of my car (a 2009 VW Jetta), aside from looking down and taking my eyes away from the road to see the display, the viewing angle was so bad I couldn't read the display anyway.
I then tried to mount the radio and Garmin Nuvi on the windshield, up high at the visor, but with my "over-40 eyes" I had to rock my head so far back to see the display through my bi-focals, that it was dangerous to be driving. I decided I had to find a way to mount the control head somewhere on the dashboard close to the height of the instrument cluster. I envisioned a "super-structure" that would sit on top of the dashboard and wrap around the "bump" of the instrument cluster so I could mount things on either side. Here is how I did it. I needed something flexible, something to accommodate the shape of the bump that had mounting hardware at each end.
I decided that I could use some 5/8" Pro-Audio style flexible goose-neck tubing for the skeleton.
But challenges remained; a. how to hold it down on the surface of the dash? b. how to mount the radio on one end? c. how to mount the Garmin Nuvi at the other? d. where to put the Argent Data GTRANS module?