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zogman
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hope this is not a general request ,but a specific one for mr g.....welcome to the forum stroker..
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine today.

Decided to take my time and not make a mess of things. Thought OK, I'll do it on Saturday afternoon and make sure i don't rush it.

Needless to say Mr G's ball is already mounted in my car a mere 4 hours after i received it.

Fortunately i found some M6 nuts and bolts in the garage (after we bought a bed and it arrived missing one bolt! 6:30pm on a Saturday so had no option but to fly down to B&Q for a bags of bolts.

I've drilled carefully through a speaker grill and have used the bolt to "self tap" itself into the plastic and secured with a nut. The ball fits on top and the i3 is now in a nice position. A quick spin a round the block shows no problems (of course) and I've even sprayed my nuts and bolt black so they match in with the black plastic of the speaker grille and Mr Gs ball.

Once my nuts are dry I'll mount them on the speaker grill and take some photos.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prizes for telling me that when you spray a bolt black and then re-thread a nut on it it'll strip most of the paint off..... Suddenly realised half an hour after spraying them....
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get rid of the idea of your nuts and mr G's balls out of my mind........ Let's wait and see the photo!!! Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Down Almahadeus, down.... (What would my wife make of this??)









As you can see from my Sig i have an antenna. Currently it's on the parcel shelf but I'm going to try to relocate it somewhere better. The lead currently hides behind a rubber trim on the A pillar and can be pulled out when needed. My next move is to route it under the speaker grill and through a hole behind the mount with just enough cable left to plug in.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a very neat job, not to disimilar from my set up. Wink

just to the right of the instrument panel so a quick glimps at the dials then the i3.

of course with it in this position it is toward the centre of the road aswell for better, none external aerial sat reception.

a biased opinion but the unit will look twice as expensive as well now, rather than stuck to the screen with a "common" sucker.

keep the pictures coming and show of mr g's balls with pride Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr G I have sent you a PM
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulB2005 wrote:
No prizes for telling me that when you spray a bolt black and then re-thread a nut on it it'll strip most of the paint off.....

Slide a piece of black heatshrink or rubber fuel hose over the exposed threads 8)
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Slide a piece of black heatshrink or rubber fuel hose over the exposed threads


Yes! I've been loking around the garage for something to do exactly that. I'll have a look in B&Q at the weekend. Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have now installed a couple of mount in the car for the i3.
The first one is to the right of the windscreen attached to the plastic cover on the post, its the original garmin suction mount with the clip and rubber disc removed and a bolt inserted into the hole left by the clip, for a bit of extra strength put some heavy duty velcro inbetween. This I can use for day to day use running on batteries. See pic1 and 2 below.
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The other photos are of the second mount, which is the console I purchased off ebay (new) made for a citroen C2. I drilled a hole in that the width of the bolt, put a black plastic strip over the bolt and then attached mr G`s ball on the top and tightened which fits flush with the plastic strip and hides the bolt altogether. The caple for the power lead and the arial can be seen underneath, since then I have taken the cables out and store them in the glove box as it is only about 5 inches from the i3 connections.
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The last image is pic 6, which shows where I have mounted the arial, allthough after seeing Matb`s comments I might have to do some further tests on the signal ,position etc.

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So , hopefully all the pics will upload and I dont have to write this lot out again,

Regards....Dilwyn
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a couple didnt upload , will try again then........

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Hopefully these are now on, if not .....tough....you get the general idea!

Dilwyn
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dil,

my flabber is gasted 8O

what a professional job you have done on both examples.
the first one to the "a" pillar is something i thought about but not to the extent of actually pulling the sucker apart as you did.

and the ebay console equally as good. does this also leave you room to attach the old mobile below the i3 for that "all in one" communications console.

great work, oh and dil, the pics, you or ash10 Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind comments Mat, it wasnt easy getting the pics on .
Ash gave me some tips on photo hosting sites as I had six images to get on here, so I used photobucket. Then after writing it all out tried uploading images , I cocked up and lost it all, as you have to use BBcode which is doubledutch, worse than welsh!!......anyway eventually worked it all out and got them on there, bar1.

I have since found that by mounting the i3 on the console I still get a signal without connecting the arial, so might just try it on a journey some time see how it behave`s.

Thanks again....Regards. Dil
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dilcymro - nice.

I now feel the urge to try and tidy mine some more......
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hhmmmmmm Confused

new balls please Exclamation

with dils examples i also feel like i have short changed myself too Crying or Very sad
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