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  • DashHawk Installed

    Posted on January 6th, 2010 tcorzett No comments

    I just finished making a custom bracket for installing a DashHawk in my G8.


    I really like the way it looks from the driver’s seat. It is clearly readable, and doesn’t block the view of the road. I thought about ways to mount the DashHawk on/around the stereo, but it seemed like it would just get in the way. When the DashHawk and mounting hardware are removed all that is visible is a small ball. The bracket mounts behind the side panel to the dash using two factory screws.

    The custom bracket was a fun project. Over the last few weeks I was able to make a template out of cardboard, transfer it to sheet metal, and form the sheet metal to conform to the side of the dash. I ordered a Pro-Fit VMS G3 bracket for a Toyota 4Runner that I figured could be modified to work with the bracket that I was making. It required some drilling (the metal was really tough), cutting, grinding, and re-shaping before being riveting to my bracket.

    I still have a little work, like painting the little bit of exposed metal, and it should be good to go. I’ve posted some information on the G8 Boards and other are interested in the bracket I made. Looks like I’ll have to get some details for people if they decide they want to make something similar.

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