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Old 12-17-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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Not a mod on the trailer, but on the tow vehicle...

Well, my 98 K2500 is not exactly what I would call flush for space in mounting stuff to the dash. I really don't like things hanging off the dash or stuck on haphazardly.

I needed a spot for my rear camera, so I made myself a lower console to mount it in.

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Now that i had the basic shape, time for fiberglass and body fill:



Added a spot for engine gauges, my ipod and a cubby for storage:

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Screen bezel added, gauge panel added and refining the shape:



Added a 5v power supply, inverter and plug in's and all into primer:



And finally, painted and in the truck and ready for use:



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Next, mount the rear camera:



Can't see it? Let's get a little closer:



I made a mounting bracket, welded that to the bumper and then shaved the plastic lip so the camera just pokes out. The tailgate clears the camera by about 1/4 inch when open. The camera is color in the day and switches to black and white in night vision mode.

A little bit of wiring to get it all fired up and rear vision won't be a problem when backing up. Hooking up the trailer will now be a one man job!

As a bonus, I was able to make storage for my Ipod (it's controlled by the dash radio), have a place to mount a bevy of extra gauges, a 5v power supply and a 110 power supply in the cab.

It all turned out pretty good I think.

I like it!

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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Im kinda of jealous by how well you did that. I wish I had talent :s .
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #6
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Stellar!

Iíll take one for a Dodge 2500
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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It's not too hard gents, just time consuming. I've probably got somewhere around 60 hrs and 100 bucks into the whole project.
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Holy cow! That's pretty amazing. Dang!
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Wow what an awesome job amazing love it
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:06 AM   #10
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WOW!!! A most excellent job in console fabrication. Obviously, you are very talented. Great job!

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