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Old 03-08-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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Copilot desk mod

After searching for an aftermarket product for a while, I was unable to find anything that would work.
Here is a small co-pilot desk I built for my wife. The cost was about $30.00

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Old 03-08-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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I really like that MOD. How is the unit attached to your dashboard?
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:40 PM   #3
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Which model?

What model Georgetown is that?
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I set the desk in place on top where I wanted it and marked it with blue tape. I them measured in 3/8 inch and drilled holes down. Then put the desk back in place and I used a couple extensions and a drill bit to drill up through the holes into the desk to prevent the wood from splitting. Then used wood screws to screw up from under the dash. It is very sturdy.

The one thing I need to figure out is how to keep the slide out if I slam on the brakes.
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It's a 2014 351
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What wood did you use and what wood finish?
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:04 PM   #7
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I used a

1 - 2'x4' piece of oak 3/4" ply
1 - 1x4x6' solid oak plank
1- 14" full drawer slide

I don't have the stain color.
I probably would have used maple or cherry if it was available, because I think the grain would match better.
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I sent you a PM. Have a great day!
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #9
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What are the dimensions of the box and size of the shelf. Looks exactly what I am looking for. Even wife approved.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:46 AM   #10
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I set the desk in place on top where I wanted it and marked it with blue tape. I them measured in 3/8 inch and drilled holes down. Then put the desk back in place and I used a couple extensions and a drill bit to drill up through the holes into the desk to prevent the wood from splitting. Then used wood screws to screw up from under the dash. It is very sturdy.

The one thing I need to figure out is how to keep the slide out if I slam on the brakes.
If you "Slam on the Brake's/Run into something" your Wife might NOT want that "Slide out-Sticking Out" even with a seat belt on! Youroo!!
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