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Paper and thumb tacks?
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Paper and thumb tacks?
It's the way I'm leaning, then trace over onto paperboard to check fit...was not sure if there was a "method"

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Are you trying to re-upholster? In my experience it is best to simply pull down the existing headliner and then begin from one end with the material of your choosing and some fabric adhesive and work your way around until it is nice and flush. Then trim the edges with an exacto knife leaving enough to wrap around and use the adhesive to make it stick over the edges.
No, going to build an overhead console for CB/Rocker switches

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Well let me just remove my feet off my keyboard (:

Iím interested to see how it turns out.
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I really haven't seen much on custom overhead consoles (going COC too much to type) for our trucks, have some ideas, may go wood, but may go with vinyl sheets, like for fencing

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Not sure if my input will "help" or not, but seems like caster is too strong. I set my SPC's to "D" on initial install. i knew toe was off but return to center was weak regardless. Immediately went to "C" and had a significant difference for the better. When all was said and done, my caster was 3.4, 3.7 using "C" setting and I am quite happy with my X's responsiveness. And doesn't tire size also play a factor against caster effect? I thought I read that we want to be right at the upper threshold of caster green range but not much beyond. If you have lifetime alignment, try setting "C" and realign if it improves. It's a quick simple change that can be restored without losing alignment and doesn't cost anything but time.

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Thanks, that info definitely helps out. At my last alignment the caster was at 3.8/3.7 so I'm going to try this weekend to rotate them forward and see if I can get the angle a little lower. I think that might toe it out some but it should still be driveable (hopefully!)
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Just mark the SPCís top nut before loosening if itís not at the end of the slot. I was able to slide the nut all the way in to assure known correct location and still get within specs using the cam bolts. Good luck. Sounds fairly minor adjustment


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Just mark the SPC’s top nut before loosening if it’s not at the end of the slot. I was able to slide the nut all the way in to assure known correct location and still get within specs using the cam bolts. Good luck. Sounds fairly minor adjustment


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I always go through and mark all the adjustment points with some white out after every alignment so I'll know if anything gets bumped out of spec so I have that done already at least, good advice though. Yeah I think whatever is out is just barely out of spec, it only drives me nuts because I know it should be better haha.

***It turns out the problem was the front sway bar. I guess the amount of lift I have causes it to be overly engaged at all times and applying force to the opposite wheel when there was no need to. Removed it and all of the complaints I had disappeared, drives perfectly now.

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I really haven't seen much on custom overhead consoles (going COC too much to type) for our trucks, have some ideas, may go wood, but may go with vinyl sheets, like for fencing
Nothing fancy, added sunglass storage, but you might find some info that's helpful.

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Nothing fancy, added sunglass storage, but you might find some info that's helpful.

https://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how...age-cheap.html
I did see that one, it did give me a couple ideas on connection to the ceiling struts

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