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I just used my Garmin Nuvi in my Spitfire just last Sunday. It had enough remaining battery power to not need using the cigarette lighter socket(which works fine so far).

I used a piece of duct tape & mounted it over the unused ashtray with the door open. Sure, I could barely see & hear it due to the top being down(sun) + engine noise, but it worked.

This led me to thinking: Why not take out the ashtray & make a GPS holder that slides in & use the ashtray dash hole to mount it in? I need to make a cardboard mockup first. Then once I'm satisfied, cut a piece of scrap metal 20 different ways & oragami it into form.
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Mail From: "David Templeton" <(email redacted)>

Funny I was looking at a similar setup, not for the spit yet but for the
'99 Jeep WJ ( triumph support vehicle for related content :-) ). It has
an ashtray that will never get used and was figuring out how to mount
the GPS unit there somehow. That leads to the next part of course,
adding in usb power connectors for the gps, phone chargers :)
thankfully the spit had a 85amp upgrade a while back


David

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I just used my Garmin Nuvi in my Spitfire just last Sunday. It had
enough remaining battery power to not need using the cigarette lighter
socket(which works fine so far).

I used a piece of duct tape & mounted it over the unused ashtray with
the door open. Sure, I could barely see & hear it due to the top being
down(sun) + engine noise, but it worked.

This led me to thinking: Why not take out the ashtray & make a GPS
holder that slides in & use the ashtray dash hole to mount it in? I need
to make a cardboard mockup first. Then once I'm satisfied, cut a piece
of scrap metal 20 different ways & oragami it into form.
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Mail From: "Nolan" <(email redacted)>

Why not just use the Garmin suction cup mount on the windshield?
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Mail From: "Daniel Parrott" <(email redacted)>

I thought of using a "swinging trap" door (press a button and the GPA swings
up out of the dash) to mount my Garmin in the ashtray area. I'm not sure if
there is enough room below the dash for the GPS to sit for storage. In that
way, the GPS can be ready for use, but still "somewhat" secure from being
pilfered.

My other thought would be to relocate the heater controls down to the radio
area in the yoke, and to place a swing out/up DVD Player/GPS in the middle
of the dash, as with this unit on eBay:

cgi.ebay.com/JENSEN-VM9414-7-IN-DASH-POP-UP-NAVIGATION-DVD-RECEIVER-/
350372042590?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0#ht_5091wt_1137

or

cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1-DIN-7-Touch-Screen-Car-DVD-Player-Built-in-
GPS-MAP-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ270619002127QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo#ht_7482
wt_1165


I'm still working out the rear and top clearances for such an installation
in my Spit Six project before I make a commitment. Any thoughts?

Dan Parrott
Savannah, Ga
1980 Triumph Spitfire "PJ"
1972/1978 Spit Six Project car "Joseph"
1957 Chevy Bel Air "Mayflower"



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Why not just use the Garmin suction cup mount on the windshield?
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Mail From: Greg Rowe <(email redacted)>

Checking in a little late, but my GPS suction cups very nicely
to the wooden dash - doesn't block forward vision, makes it
less likely to get washed out by the sun and if it flies off in
spirited cornering it is less likely to go out the window (which
I have seen happen).

Greg Rowe

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