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Old 08-26-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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Chevy cutaway van - double roof on the cab?

I want to install a small CB radio in my motorhome. It's a Class C on a Chevy van chassis. I'm thinking about mounting the CB just to the rear of the dome light on the ceiling. It will be easy to see, reach and hear at that location and won't interfere with moving around the cab. The ceiling of the van cab portion has a headliner that I can get wiring through near the dome light. The only thing I'm trying to find out is if the cab has a double roof? When I push up the ceiling liner it's solid metal behind it. I took out the dome light and it seems to be all solid sheet metal above the headliner. But....I know with my luck if I just drive a couple sheet metal screws through the headliner into the sheet metal they will pop out of the roof of the cab!

Has anyone else mounted a radio to the ceiling to the rear of the dome light or removed the headliner and determined if the cab has a double ceiling?

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I'd remove the dome light cover and light fixture to explore. Also, use a magnet to be sure you're not just feeling a fabric covered plastic panel. I've not seen a double metal roof, usually there may be a sheet metal rib running across, but not an interior sheet metal interior liner.
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I'd remove the dome light cover and light fixture to explore. Also, use a magnet to be sure you're not just feeling a fabric covered plastic panel. I've not seen a double metal roof, usually there may be a sheet metal rib running across, but not an interior sheet metal interior liner.
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Here's a photo of what I'm talking about. Just to the rear of the dome light is a flat spot where I'm thinking of mounting the bracket for the radio. The section that got cut out for the flip up part of the overhead bunk looks a couple inches thick, but I don't know how much of that is Chevy van and how much is Forester framework.

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