GPS Holder

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Project by Grumpy posted 09-07-2017 12:31 AM 891 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jim Jakosh just posted a GPS holder project & this reminded my of one I did some time ago. Thanks Jim.
I don’t like cluttering up the windscreen with stuff, so I used one of the cup holders in the console of the Rav4.
I also had a coin holder from a previous model that fitted loosely but not tight enough for a GPs.

I turned a tapered ring to make it all a tight fit.

The next thing was to turn a top piece and recess the flat top to take a smooth piece of plastic cut to size for the GPS holder to suck on to.

All done. The wood was teak finished with wipe on poly.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 02:23 AM

Nice job Grumpy!
And it looks great too.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 02:24 AM

Thanks Eric, works well in the shade too

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 03:43 AM

I’ve been using a cell phone for my GPS for about a year. And I’ve been using it with a suction cup to my front window. I’ve found that full screen on 100% of the time and plugged in and with the sun beating down on the case causes it to power off because of battery overheating.

I just bought a clip to hold it in the air vents, so now I get cold air blowing on it all the time. Don’t know what will happen in the winter.

But, your choice looks like a great solution.

Nice job Tony.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 09-07-2017 06:40 AM

definitely a good idea Grumpy, and super well done !

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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#5 posted 09-07-2017 06:48 AM

very useful,good idea
isn´t better be lost if you are with nice women?
have a nice day,buddy

-- bambi

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#6 posted 09-07-2017 12:20 PM

Cool way to make a holder, Tony. I could have done that too. Great idea!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-07-2017 05:52 PM

Fantastic!!! I have been trying to figure out how to mount the screen for an after market back up camera on my Chevy SSR. There is not a lot of room to mount anything in this truck. This should work fine. Thanks.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#8 posted 09-07-2017 09:44 PM

Until you need that cup holder!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#9 posted 09-07-2017 11:01 PM

Thanks Karson, I know the problem you are talking about.
Thanks Wapy, You are so right on that point Bambi, Thanks Jim, Ampeater.
No worry with the cup holder Jim of Michigan, it still has storage in the coin holder & I have water in the door storage. Not one for drinking coffee on the move.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 09-08-2017 09:38 PM

Good one Tony. Looks very convenient. I don’t use it much but that would be the way to go. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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