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    Plate Brkt reinforcment

    Again the heat is driving me off the boat so time to make a bracket to fit the radio. the radio was previously surface mounted, but I would not like to cut a hole in the new center console untill such time I have confirmed the radio works. Also technology has moved on and now it is possible to connect your radio to your GPS and if you send out a distress call your GPS coordinates are also sent, so perhaps time for an upgrade

    I have seen these little simple tools, just a nice big "V" in a solid block of steel. Once the plate brkt about 1 to 1.2mm sheet steel is bent, you simply take a chisel and create a dent into the "V" right on the corner of the bracket. It gives it a lot of stiffens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage nut View Post
    Again the heat is driving me off the boat so time to make a bracket to fit the radio. the radio was previously surface mounted, but I would not like to cut a hole in the new center console untill such time I have confirmed the radio works. Also technology has moved on and now it is possible to connect your radio to your GPS and if you send out a distress call your GPS coordinates are also sent, so perhaps time for an upgrade

    I have seen these little simple tools, just a nice big "V" in a solid block of steel. Once the plate brkt about 1 to 1.2mm sheet steel is bent, you simply take a chisel and create a dent into the "V" right on the corner of the bracket. It gives it a lot of stiffens.

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    Thanks for that simple solution.. Sometimes I over think my problems with elaborate tools that take too much time and money

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    Thanks, so simple

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