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    A Garmin GPS Suction Cup Stand Converted to Magnetic

    For a long time I put up with the suction cup based stand for my Garmin GPS. It would lock onto my dashboard for a few hours but always seem to cut loose just as traffic became demanding. Today I finally decided to find a more reliable means of attaching the base to my dashboard. It locks on and releases using the same lever employed by the suction cup.

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    Neat solution if only more vehicles had any metal left in their dashes
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Neat solution if only more vehicles had any metal left in their dashes
    The magnetic support locks into a steel disk 0.4” thick. It is glued to my plastic dash.

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    I was looking at it upside down I guess
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Suction Stand Magnet Conversion to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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