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Old 01-18-2010, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow ScanGauge II speaker mount for 2001 Toyota Echo

Ive been thinking about a SG mount for a long time now. So I fabbed one up. If you worked straight through from start to finish it will probably take you an hour or so.
I could have just drilled 3 holes in the speaker cover but I dont have a spare cover.
Its also reversible this way. I do plan to cover the surrounding hole with coroplast or something. This probably cost me $5 to make.


What I used:
Thin cardstock (for template)
Thin sheet metal
Metal snips
Metal file (to smooth edges)
Drill
Screwdriver
2 Screws
3M Velcro


I had it behind the steering wheel but its not a great place since the surface is curved.
(It'll come off eventually in time)



So I popped the speaker cover off.
My echo didnt come with tweeters so its an empty space with 2 places for screws.

I made a template out of cardstock, traced it to thin sheet metal,
then cut a plate using metal snips. I then smoothed the edges and
and screwed it down to the existing holes.






3M heavy duty "velcro" works really well and I was able to run the cord down.
(If you look through the windshield, it literally drops straight down to the OBD port)




I like how close it is to the windshield. I keep my eyes on the road
and even have a small amount of room to put up the sunshade.

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im still thinking of ways to make the surround


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Fiberglass is the only thing I can think of.
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...how about that "home-improvement" foam in a can?

...make a mold (wax paper?), spray in the foam; let it harden, sand down, and cover with suitably colored cloth, tolex, or faux-naugahyde.

...for a tight fit, wrap the SGII (without cable) in wax paper and position in as you want within the mold.
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stay away from the foam in a can!!!! it's evil. fiberglass is the way to go. fairly easy, just time consuming.
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im still thinking of ways to make the surround


any suggestions?
small sheet of...
aluminum diamond plate
Carbon fiber sheet (not fabric, 6"x6" chunk should do)
fiberglass (fairly work intensive, for such a small piece)
abs plastic sheet
choroplast (if your really have to )
thin wood
thin wood upholstered
to name a few
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why dont you just cut a hole through the thing that was originally there enough for the bracket to fit? would look really oem. or pick one up from a junkyard and cut that up.

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