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Old 09-24-2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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Replacing tube TV with flat screen in 2007 Seabreeze

I removed the ~90 pound flat screen tube TV in my 2007 Seabreeze with about 10 pounds of up-to-date flat screen and lumber. I fastened a piece of 3/4" plywood to 2x4s that I mounted to the existing steel enclosure. Then I hung the new TV on a mount that latches closed. There was a gap at the bottom that I covered with another piece of plywood that is held in place with a strong magnet. Here are a few pictures:
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After removing the tube TV. There is a very robust steel enclosure that held the old TV.

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The 2x4 on the bottom is attached through holes drilled in the bottom of the steel enclosure. The top 2x4 is attached with L brackets to the top sides using the screw holes that attach the enclosure to the cabinets.

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Here you can see the mount attached to the plywood that is attached to the 2x4s. It has been painted flat black. The bracket latches closed and I put some weather stripping on the edges of the TV to hold everything secure from road vibrations. (I don't know why the picture is sideways.)

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The finished product.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:52 PM   #2
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Very nice job. I did the same thing a few years back, then about 6 weeks ago decided to remove the metal framing and flush mount the TV inside the trim ring. Once the metal framing was out I also tightened a bunch of screws back there, and now 80% of my squeaks and rattles up front are gone as well. A double bonus.

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Did my front TV several years ago. We also modified the upper cabinet bottom to take power visors. Just did the back TV last spring. Needed a COVID project. 24" fit perfectly with a bit of space at the bottom for a future blue ray or other device.
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I did it in my '02 Dutch Star at least 6 years ago. Ended up with more storage too.
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