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Old 10-15-2013, 08:22 PM
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Hi Parnass,
Thanks for the reply, the truck has captain leather seats and a quite large storage/console area in between the driver and passenger seat. I believe someone said they had used that area but I couldn't find pics. Can you see your display the way you mounted it? Also, just curious, is your truck diesel?
The display is pointed mostly up towards the headliner. I can see the display, although I have to take my eyes off the road which I don't do often. I usually scan just a few frequencies while in motion and can recognize the voices/radio traffic by sound so I know what channel is active without looking.
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Here are a few snapshots of the mobile mounting scheme I described earlier. It is made from two 12 inch shelf brackets and one cross member. The brackets are held firmly between the middle jump seat and the floor.

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Parnass,
That pretty cool, do you have bolts through the bottom of it under the jump seat, or are you able to pull it out when you want to? Also, any good places to run the wire to the battery? I have a magnet and a through glass antenna just not sure which to use, I like your set up.
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That pretty cool, do you have bolts through the bottom of it under the jump seat, or are you able to pull it out when you want to? Also, any good places to run the wire to the battery? I have a magnet and a through glass antenna just not sure which to use, I like your set up.
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The bracket is not actually bolted to the truck or seat. By that, I mean that there are no bolts going through any holes in the brackets. It is a pressure fit between the jump seat and floor.

I had to loosen the two nuts (and one rear nut) which hold the jump seat to the floor enough to lift the jump seat slightly. Then, the shelf brackets are slid in under the front of the jump seat. I then tightened the bolts. (The two front nuts are shown in one of the photos.)

To remove the bracket, I would probably have to loosen the three nuts again which hold the jump seat to the floor then slide the bracket out from underneath the jump seat.

This setup lets me retain the full use of the dash mounted fold-out drink holder (not visible in the photos) and the hidden bottom storage compartment in the jump seat.
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I've hesitated or put off installation of my rig in the 6.4. I had a ton of noise issues on my last '99 Ford 7.3 that I finally got out with grounds and ferrites. I hate to start drilling holes and location is an issue.
Where did you mount the radio and faceplate?
I just bought a 2001 7.3L 6 speed, Next is the radio install at least a jetstream 220 and an ft-857d.

You said you had problems on your '99, What did you do?
Can you save me some time?
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For any of you that may be interested here is a blog post I made on the installation (thus far) of my FT-857D in my new 2010 F-250. Lots of pictures! Its running HF/VHF/UHF.

click here for more details.

There is still more work to do, but this should give you all some ideas.

The 2010 6.4L seems to be pretty quiet on HF. Ford had issues with fuel pumps causing a lot of noise. That seems to not be a problem from what I have experienced. I am not experiencing as high of noise as what I had in my 2003 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3L engine (before I did all the grounding/bonding work).

I will work on some grounding just to get it out of the way at some point in time. It won't be in the next couple weeks most likely though.

Your link is no longer working.
I am also moving all the gear from a Silverado 2004 still cant work on 60m and 40 might as well unplug the speaker to a Ford 2001 7.3 6 speed.
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