So, I've finally finished everything I want (need) at this point. Here's a quick rundown of everything installed.
V1 mounted high on visor and hardwired with CD above the radio. Kodak Zi8 on the center of dash. Cheetah C50 on center of steering column. Uniden CB 520 XL peaked and tuned on lower right.
Cell phone holder on the right for use with a Blackberry. It has a clear view of the sky if I choose to run Trapster. I used the same holder for the Kodak Zi8 camera and it fits perfectly since it's almost the same size. The Zi8 is also hardwired using a usb to 5v dc adaptor so I don't have to worry about batteries. This setup also allows me to remove the camera easily and set it up in under 10 seconds. I figured if it was a pain to setup and take down, it would probably become a hassle and never use it.
Front and rear LI kill switches just to the left of the shifter. I know they're not lined up perfectly but the rear system was added later as an afterthought and couldn't get get the switch lined up due to obstructions under the console (oh well). Uniden to the left. I spray painted the bracket black and it's screwed into the plastic console. Easy access to the knobs and doesn't interfere with the glovebox or passenger seat.
The C50 mounted on the column. It's hardwired as well and I added a remote GPS antenna on the dash (shown in a later photo). It still gets good reception tucked under the dash cluster overhang without the external antenna but added it just in case. This was probably the best place to mount as it doesn't interfere with any gauges. The only problem is it might get mistaken for a RD but it's easy to remove.
An external shot of the Zi8 camera. I spent a couple of hours looking for an ideal place to mount the camera. It became a nightmare even with the Panavise suction mount trying to find an ideal location. I was getting vibrations not to mention a huge obstruction on the windshield that I didn't want to live with. I made a bracket out of aluminum, sprayed it black, and mounted it to a clamp type cell phone holder. I then screwed the assembly on top of the dash. Yes, I hate drilling holes too, but function over form right? The internal microphone in the camera is terrible as it sounds like you're sitting on a 747. I mounted a small external microphone in the center of the assembly and it plugs in easy. I know it isn't stealth, but didn't want to spend a fortune on a dvr and seperate cameras. Also located here is the GPS antenna for the C50.
A Larsen NMO mounted 27mhz antenna for the cb with a tension spring. I bought a lip mount and it just fit terrible probably due to the shape of the trunk lines. Also, the trunk failed to open in most areas that I tried it on. I bit my tongue and drilled a hole for the NMO mount and it came out really nice. I will add another antenna for the 2m radio later on probably in front of this.
Here is a shot underneath of the trunk boot. I added small aluminum plates to help reinforce the area where the antenna is mounted and used corrosion inhibitor on the contacts to the trunk. The other cables are from the rear LI heads. Everything is ran in convoluted tubing.
The rear LI HP heads are located left and right of the plate. Not a whole lot of mounting options here, but it was a black hole on the last test day we did. I wish there was a way to make them a bit more stealthy. Also, tailights, plate, and reflectors are veiled.
LIHP quad on the front. This turned out so well that I placed yellow dots where the heads are located in the photo. The heads blend in perfectly after I had the front grills painted black and you'd probably never notice them unless you were looking. I removed the foglights (pimp lights?) and veiled the headlights and plate.
I hope I'm done but does it ever end?