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Hey All,
For those contemplating adding a (semi) permanent Ram type mount, I just did it and it aint that hard. Yes, you've gotta drill a little, but really, its easy...

So I decided I wanted a mount to the side of the radio for a tablet (Ipad Mini). The fixed dark plastic frame to the center console is nice and solid. I've seen several members mount their stuff here & it works well for both the driver & passenger.

Pretty easy to unscrew & pop off the two silver accent pieces, then unscrew & pop off the radio face plate.

I chose a spot just inside the nut plate at the upper right corner of the console. I had to open up the frame a little to gain access to tighten the nuts. Drilled two holes for the RAM diamond mount plate & used two 10-24x1" machine screws & ny-lock nuts. In there SOLID!
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Panels back on & mounted her up. Pics....
 

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Mounted up :)
 

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Looks great.

I did the same following Fairbro’s lead but with small hands managed to do it without cutting access holes. Added a hole for the wires to thread through too.
 

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I did the same thing for my iPad but I added a thin rectangle bracket to the back (inside of dash) for added support. With the weight of the iPad and the angular pressure due to iPad weight I was not sure it plastic would fatigue with time.
 

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I was wondering whether a rectangular metal piece on the inside of the dash would be sufficient to hold the weight of a 12” iPad plus mounting case... I suppose that the longer the rectangular inside bracket the better. This would be helpful to distribute the vertical load of what is in essence a lever pushing on the plastic dash up and down as you are bumping off road...
 

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Also, anyone here has any experience with 67 Designs mounting hardware? There seems to be a preference for Ram mounts here, but 67 Designs appear to be better.
 

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As an alternative, has anyone installed a rail on top of the dashboard in front of the three gauges (i.e. above the center vents)? Something like the image below?

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Does anyone know what the top of the dashboard is made of? Is that metal under there? That would provide a strong base for those four screws, and a rail like that can be used with two balls/arms for a tablet and a phone, for example...
 

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As an alternative, has anyone installed a rail on top of the dashboard in front of the three gauges (i.e. above the center vents)? Something like the image below?

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Does anyone know what the top of the dashboard is made of? Is that metal under there? That would provide a strong base for those four screws, and a rail like that can be used with two balls/arms for a tablet and a phone, for example...
Do a search. It's recently been done with a RAM mount.

 

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As an alternative, has anyone installed a rail on top of the dashboard in front of the three gauges (i.e. above the center vents)? Something like the image below?

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Does anyone know what the top of the dashboard is made of? Is that metal under there? That would provide a strong base for those four screws, and a rail like that can be used with two balls/arms for a tablet and a phone, for example...
I did. Worked out very well. Bought multiple items to achieve this:
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