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Notebook Holder remounted on dashboard

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by Karo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:41 am

Finding a different location for the Notebook was in my mind for a couple of months. The location on the passenger side seat was not optimal it has reduced the passengers leg room in the past. So i came from this:
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to this:
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First remove the panel from the dash an drilled hole in the plastic part near the passenger side speaker. After that mounted the "knob" on the dash.
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Testing the installation:
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From now there 2 possible positions, one for the navigator on the passenger seat :D

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and one for the driver (when driving without the "navigator" :
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Some detail pictures from the holder:
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Finished:
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by fishsticks » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:00 pm

Excellent!

Did you find a way to shut off the passenger airbag?
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by Karo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:10 pm

fishsticks wrote:Excellent!

Did you find a way to shut off the passenger airbag?


In progress and not already done as i don´t wan´t to pull the trigger by myself. But here´s a company that is building offroad rally cars called "Daktec", they have the knowledge.They get my car for installing the body lift... and then they install some kind of bypass system for switching on and off.

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by SaltWaterDrinker » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:20 pm

That switch box on your dash...whats the story with that?


Loving the whole look though. Really practical.
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by Cody_S » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:45 pm

This is beautifully done. Great job man!
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by Trail X » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Looks like a similar laptop mount to what Brandon has. He had his mounted to the floor too. Your upgrade looks like it's probably a lot more stable.
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by Karo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:44 pm

@SaltWaterDrinker
The switch box is mainly for the "air components" in the TB. I´ll go with a arb airlocker in the rear axle when the ext axle is installed. That´s the first switch.

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The second switch is for switching the on board air on, the gauge shows the pressure in the tank.

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Both compressors fill the tank up to 8 bar, the pressure switch shut the compressors off when the 8 bar are reached.

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The third switch can increase or decrease the pressure in the airlift1000 bags in the rear coils.
The last switch is for functions in the future..

@James
Have test driven that setup today and there are minimal vibrations, much better than it was. Only thing which takes getting used is when looking in the passenger side mirror there is "more information" for the eyes. Don´t know how to tell it but have to be more concentrated when looking in the passenger mirror.
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by Trail X » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:37 pm

Good! I am familiar with the issue of 'computer blindness' when looking in the far mirror. What's your ultimate goal Karsten? Have a big trip in mind? Africa? :safari: Sorry... I'm derailing your thread.
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by Karo » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:39 pm

JamesDowning wrote:Good! I am familiar with the issue of 'computer blindness' when looking in the far mirror. What's your ultimate goal Karsten? Have a big trip in mind? Africa? :safari: Sorry... I'm derailing your thread.


There are some plans on doing trips.
1. West Alps maybe in Mai 2013, will go the route in this thread: http://www.offroad-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=57612
and heading then to Spain Barcelona and then a week with my kids and my wife in Mallorca.

In the middle of 2013 on my way to Sweden, meeting with my cousins and my uncle which are living in sweden
tour like in this thread: http://www.offroad-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=56146

More plans in the future for Island, it is a absolutly must that a Trailblazer has to be there! :-)
Tour plan like in this thread: http://www.offroad-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=49931&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=island&start=0

All tours are planed with my buddy and he is taking his XJ.

Now the thread is hijacked :cheers:
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by Trail X » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:14 am

Karo wrote:More plans in the future for Island, it is a absolutly must that a Trailblazer has to be there! :-)
Tour plan like in this thread: http://www.offroad-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=49931&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=island&start=0


Ah, Iceland! Yes. I would love to just visit there, I can only dream about taking a 4x4 trip across it!

Ok, back on track... no more hijack! :fro:
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by Nakashige » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:13 pm

Thinking about geting one of those switch boxes now to do lockers and what not on
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by snowmirage » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:00 am

Nice setup! But did you say the area you bolted it to in the dash is just plastic? Dont know that I would trust that to not wear out and break might be fine on the road but bouncing around offroad not so much
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by Karo » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:21 am

Only drilled a hole in the dash ! It i screwed with a 10mm metric bolt and has a washer on top and the back. I don't think there will be a problem but time will tell..
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