rodan Posted May 6, 2015 Share Posted May 6, 2015 In the past, I've used RAM mounts for my GPS, and it worked fine. But for the FJ, I wanted it to be a little easier to see. Mounting it above the instruments was an interesting idea that was mentioned in one of the other threads, so I decided to investigate... The stock windshield mounts to a plastic cover that mounts with a steel frame to the adjustment slider mechanism. I decided that steel frame/bracket would be a good place to mount an arm that would extend up and back, behind the windshield, to which the GPS would mount. Sorry, but I didn't get around to taking any pics of the bracket before I modified it. Back in January, I picked up a TIG welder, with projects exactly like this in mind. I'm by no means a professional welder, but I can stick stuff together, and it stays together. I've fabbed a lot of stuff over the years, including bumpers, winch mounts, and tire carriers for my Bronco. I was glad to have the TIG in this case, as it would have been really tough to do with my MIG.... I first bent up a bracket out of 1/8"x 2" mild steel, and welded that to the stock bracket. Painted, and in place, without the plastic cover... With the cover in place. The windscreen mounts to the cover (with plastic screws!). GPS in place... Riders view... I may pull it back off and change a couple of bends in the bracket to make the angle of the GPS better match the instruments, but I'm going to take a couple of rides with it first, just to see how it works. Power is drawn from the stock 12V socket. Easy peasy (as long as you have a TIG...)... 8-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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