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Old 08-21-2015, 06:37 PM   #1
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We were never happy with the mounting arm that came with our GPS. It was always falling over going down the road. After a lot of thought, I came up with this. A quick trip to the craft store for two 5x7 picture frames, two paint stirring sticks and jewelry box hinges and latch. Tom had to route out a little on both sides for the unit to fit snuggly. Now we just need to find the natural cherry stain.
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How did you attach it to the cabinet and do you have a 12v CIG type outlet up there?
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Sorry I should have included the back pictures. The paint stir sticks are attached to the back side of the frames and then attached to the back of the cabinet.
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How did you attach it to the cabinet and do you have a 12v CIG type outlet up there?
Yes we use the 12 v outlet in the cabinet above the driver's window.
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What a neat looking project! It looks like it has always been there. How hard is it to remove while under way? Occasionally my Copilot needs to change the destinations or even yell at our GPS when it routes us in a direction we would rather not go!
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Ron, please tell me you didn't use paint stir sticks to repair Air Force aircraft! 100mph tape, yes, but please no stir sticks!

P.S. I fixed them in the civilian world, and broke them in the Army!
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Ron, please tell me you didn't use paint stir sticks to repair Air Force aircraft! 100mph tape, yes, but please no stir sticks!

P.S. I fixed them in the civilian world, and broke them in the Army!
Tom says he has never used paint sticks to repair an airplane, but he can fix anything with speed tape and safety wire!

But when his wife goes shopping and this is what she brings him to work with, he makes it work. You know what they say, "happy wife....". And I am one happy wife!
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What a neat looking project! It looks like it has always been there. How hard is it to remove while under way? Occasionally my Copilot needs to change the destinations or even yell at our GPS when it routes us in a direction we would rather not go!
Just pop open the latch and it comes right out.
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Hit_the_Road, nice to see someone from KY. That is our home state. Family in Versailles.
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Hit_the_Road, nice to see someone from KY. That is our home state. Family in Versailles.
We ended up here when I retired. We tell people that this is where the truck broke, heading west. Being from Versailles, you will understand when I tell you I was "corrected" when I first pronounced it Versaii (without the ailles)! The guy I was speaking to looked at me and said "Versaii,?!? don't you know how to talk were you come from? Where did you ever come up with Veraii?" I said, (spelling phonetically), Versaii Franc?, . . . Treaty of Versaii? . . . , Palace of Versaii . . .? Any of this ring a bell? . . . Yeah I didn't think so!

Anyway, they have Sweet Iced Tea in the restaurants, so what else could you ask for?

By the way, I like what you did with the GPS. We are in the process of doing something similar. We removed the head knocker old style TV, cut back the housing and are putting a cabinet front on to match the other cabinets and are going to use it for storage, but still haven't figured out what to do with the GPS.
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Tom, moving to KY had it's experiences. We were stationed at Ft. Campbell, and my wife still doesn't let me live down the time that, one fall day, while driving down the highway, I stopped at a farm house and banged on the door and told the old guy that answered that his barn was on fire, with smoke coming out all over! He just kind of looked at me and slowly said, "Son, you're not from around here, are you?" I couldn't figure out why he was concerned with where I came from when his barn was on fire! I'll let you explain to the other posters what was going on.
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Tom, moving to KY had it's experiences. We were stationed at Ft. Campbell, and my wife still doesn't let me live down the time that, one fall day, while driving down the highway, I stopped at a farm house and banged on the door and told the old guy that answered that his barn was on fire, with smoke coming out all over! He just kind of looked at me and slowly said, "Son, you're not from around here, are you?" I couldn't figure out why he was concerned with where I came from when his barn was on fire! I'll let you explain to the other posters what was going on.
My guess is, he was smoke curing his tobacco. Or just maybe his moonshine still was letting off steam! My sister lives is Versailles. Tom's family is from northern KY. I call the mountains of Western NC home.
The air force brought us to Delaware almost thirty years ago, we like it here so we just put down roots and stayed.
We get back to ky often but not often enough.
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My guess is, he was smoke curing his tobacco. Or just maybe his moonshine still was letting off steam! My sister lives is Versailles. Tom's family is from northern KY. I call the mountains of Western NC home.
The air force brought us to Delaware almost thirty years ago, we like it here so we just put down roots and stayed.
We get back to ky often but not often enough.
Yep, that was it! At least I didn't land a flight of 5 OH-58 helicopters and run up to the house to tell the farmer HIS barn was on fire, like a certain 1st Lieutenant in my unit did several years later. I think he ended up getting out of the Army after he tried for several years to live down the nickname "Smokey". Most of the other pilots in the flight knew what was going on, but being Warrant Officers, and the Flight Lead being a 1st Lieutenant, they of course, and rightfully so I might add, bowed to his superior knowledge and leadership in this instance!
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After a year in Midway, my family moved to Versailles in 1968. My dad worked at the Rand McNally plant. We left in 1972 and moved to New York. I was ten years old. In all the time since, I have never heard another person mention Versailles. Distant memories, but good ones.



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