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post #1 of 15 Old 03-10-2009, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Dash mount GPS with Pat Walsh shelf

I like the dash mount GPS systems(ie. SW Motech, Migsel etc) but want to keep my Pat Walsh shelf in place
Has anyone been able to use or modify one of the various GPS dash mounts with the Pat Walsh shelf in place or does the shelf get in the way of the mounting bracket?
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-11-2009, 10:52 AM
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I mounted a RAM ball on my Pat Walsh shelf to attach my GPS. There was too much vibration. I plan to try to firm it up with some rigid foam stuffed between the dash and the shelf, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Meanwhile, the RAM mount is on the handle bars.
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I mounted a RAM ball on my Pat Walsh shelf to attach my GPS. There was too much vibration. I plan to try to firm it up with some rigid foam stuffed between the dash and the shelf, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Meanwhile, the RAM mount is on the handle bars.
I tried it too with the same results and am using the handlebar mount. Keep us posted if the foam thing works for you. Pics would be great.

I am thinking that I would bend and fit a flat metal support piece from the shelf to the front of the dash, above the instrument cluster, in the center. Attachment to dash with a sheet metal screw and spring washer. I will let you know how it comes out, if I ever get around to it.

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I mounted my Magellan GPS cradle directly to the Pat Walsh shelf, and have had no problems with it. I'm very happy with the setup.

To solve the vibration problem I went to the hardware store and bought a rubber "cap" for the end of a PVC pipe. I cut a couple pieces out of it and glued them underneath each corner. That seemed to help.

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To elaborate a little, I bought a RAM mount for my GPS cradle, and bolted it directly to the shelf. It's been rock solid.

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JJenkins:

Trying to understand your solution:

You didn't stiffen the entire (middle of) shelf, rather you used the rubber cap pieces at the edges to dampen the vibration transfered to the shelf?

...And then mounted the RAM directly to the shelf?

Are you still pleased with this solution?
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GW:

I had seen your rather thorough post on mechanically stiffening the shelf, but was just wondering if there was an easier (less metal work) path that achieved an adequate solution.

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I had seen your rather thorough post on mechanically stiffening the shelf, but was just wondering if there was a easier (less metal work) path that achieved an adequate solution.
That would be good to know. I just thought a link on the subject for those unfamiliar could be helpful.

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I made a shelf similar to the Walsh shelf out of some scrap alunimum and stiffened it with another piece of rt angle alunimum across the middle. My Garmin sits happily on the shelf with no bounciness.
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