Introduction: Radio Console for My Truck
If you need a way to organize a few radios and have some scrap wood and fiberglass lying around, this is the instructable for you. My father is the helping hand in most of the pictures, big thanks to him.
Step 1: Decisions
I have a 2011 Ram 1500 4 door 4wd, and I needed a place to mount a pretty decent amount of radio equipment and since we never used our center seat I decided that a radio console might be the route to go.
Step 2: Basic Design
I framed it out of 1x2 and thin plywood until I got a shape that would fill the vacancy left by my middle seat.
Step 3: Fiberglass
Once, I was content with how it fit into the truck, I wanted to keep it fairly lightweight whilst maintaining rigidty to hold 4 radios, so I decided to fiberglass the outsides
Step 4: Fit and Finish
I sanded, then sprayed the entire outside with rubberized truckbed liner
Step 5: Wiring
I ran a dedicated power line from the Solar Generator and Deep Cycle battery in my toolbox to a fuse panel through the floor and ran seperate antenna lines out to each antenna. I also added a small plastic shoe box that I painted that covers the wiring and provides storage
Link to the Toolbox Solar Generator
Step 6: Placement of Radios
Once finished with wiring I placed in the radios and wired them up
Step 7: Final Fit and Finish
I plan on adding faceplates to mount the radios into the center of each hole and Will post some pictures if I ever complete it
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