Anyone want a mounting bracket for a Yaesu ft 7900 head in an XJ?
I am designing a mounting bracket that will affix under the two visor clips to hold the radio head just above the rear view mirror in my 98 Jeep XJ. It will include a built in mic holder slot to the right of and above the head and have holes to attach the clip basket thing from the separation kit. It will also have holes to zip tie the mice cord as it comes out to stress relieve the plug. I think it will work very well for my needs and that is my main concern.
I know this is a very narrow application both vehicle and radio specific (should work with other small radios as well with a bit of drilling maybe) but I wanted to throw it out to see if anyone wanted to get in on it. I am still tossing around the idea for getting it laser cut as that always turns out so nice but for just one it will cost quite a bit more than just cutting it out on the band saw and drill press. If two or three people wanted in, laser cutting would get quite reasonable. I'm guessing like 20ish with three people. I wouldn't be doing any markup from my cost. If you get one it just makes mine a bit less cause we split the set up cost.
I'm also kinda debating between stainless and cold rolled. With stainless you don't paint it and it would and look a bit too bling but it is easy and will never rust. With rolled I would paint it black and I think it would look better.
If anyone has any interest at all let me know. I should be posting CAD pics as the design comes together. I guess I will also post a PDF of the flat pattern in the end should anyone want to make one themselves in the future. I'm going to post this over at NAXJA as well. (Edit - looks like it may be against the rules over there)
Last edited by Mashurst; 04-16-2012 at 06:14 PM.
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