An ongoing project of mine is redoing my 1987 F-150. I started planning it at the beginning of 2012 and started construction that spring time. I extended out and built a center console from the floor to just above the dash. It has USB charging ports, an always live DC volt meter, two 12v plugs, an DC/AC converter, radio, two 6 1/2″ speakers, cup holders that remove to reveal storage, extended the vent controls to be flush with it, and to top it off… my Acer Iconia 10″ tablet that slides into the top of it all. That was phase one of my build because I wanted to do more. By the end of summer I started phase two.
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