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Would like to request photo's of your dash centre switch/radio panels, if any of you have one of these 

I need to decide on a interior mod of my dash to safely & securely accommodate my new cd/radio unit https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/104622-flip-up-screen-stereocd/

Can't decide on

the Mudstuff panel --  https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/products/mud-stuff/mud-defender-console.html

or

the Bolt on bits RDX panel  -- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RDX-Command-Console-Original-Best-Easy-Fit-Tdi-Td5/231476808374?hash=item35e517cab6:g:8SQAAOSw04ZcbXRH

 

 

 

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Make your own Ralph. I did (some pics on here somewhere). Its dead easy and ultimately you can customise completely to your requirements. The afternarket sutions are all overpriced IMO. I bought a MUD centre console and its cracked, the finishing strip constantly falls off, the cupholders dont really hold cups and i found it generally rubbish! 

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Its still evolving today but with screw on front panels i can change the layout as i please. For your new radio i would build a consile on top (flat with the top of the dash to house the unit. 

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I would have a go if I could have the time, materials & 110 off the road for a decent time, but as my only vehicle it has to be a weekend fit, I don't want to relocate the 4 gauge pod on top of dash, just a more secure fitting for the new unit, also want my ham radio head to stay where it is & have the fitted car phone in a similar place, I can attach that to the side of a centre panel. 

Keep the ideas coming please. 

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Here's mine, Western. Ignore the flecks of mud from when the dogs shake in the back! I bought it a few years ago, was fairly straight forward to fit (had to trim a piece out the bottom dash rail iirc) and has lasted well ever since. I had intended to fit some proper rocker switches for ancillary bits and pieces but you can see how far i got with that exercise...

 

 

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Ralph, I used the Mud one in my last 90. I would certainly buy another but this one has a later TD5 dash. It's strong and looks reasonably 'right' and OEM.

HTH

Mo

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Thanks guys 😎 

I helped a mate fit a mudstuff version to his old 110 a few years ago, must admit it did look right. 

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Any reason you have discounted the Raptor console?

 

 

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only reason for not looking at the Raptor panel is I just don't like all the exposed screws, it just looks untidy to me & for what  I want its just to wide, 

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Mudstuff currently fitted to mine by the previous owner. As you can see there has not been much in the way of switches , radio , etc fitted by myself but it does cover a hole that has been butchered in the lower dash panel well. So doing a job of sorts. Must admit i do quite like the raptor engineering one as posted above.

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Cheers guys,

Could I ask for the overall outside measurements of the panel, as they are not on the Mudstuff page. if I can keep my ham radio & fitted carphone in the current places, it may workout ok, just want to see if it'll work before ordering.

 

 

Does anyone have the RDX variant fitted ? 

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Let me see if i can find measurements 

the top slope is din and how middle part is effectively double din.

DIN (180 x 50 mm panel)

I’ll measure length next time I’m in garage.

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Watching with interest as I can't decide between the two. I'd thought the Raptor in black might be less intrusive but I saw one pic and now I'm not sure. BTW Ralph, Mudstuff have a 10% flash sale until 11pm tomorrow (use spring10)

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I had a Mudstuff one for a while. Changed back because I wasn’t using the extra space for switches/gauges and I prefer the cleaner look.

No issues with it while fitted though, seemed well made and did the job.

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1 hour ago, Peaklander said:

Watching with interest as I can't decide between the two. I'd thought the Raptor in black might be less intrusive but I saw one pic and now I'm not sure. BTW Ralph, Mudstuff have a 10% flash sale until 11pm tomorrow (use spring10)

I'm not overly keen on the raptor one either, thanks for the discount info, 

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IMO unless you fit the later Td5 one, I think the best one is the MUDstuff one. Certainly the most original looking.

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I looked in to this aswel, but found all the injection moulded consoles already have a "pre set" layout of where things go, which didn't appeal to me. I had a Raptor in my old 90, and it was awesome, but just not as "factory" looking a I would like.

So i've decided to build my own....just need to make the sides now and then I can start cutting the dash :D

 

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Thanks for all the info/pictures, I've ordered the Mudstuff panel, had a reply from bolt on bits, their's is just the ABS panel no supporting metal structure behind it, hopefully the new panel will be here tomorrow & might get around to fitting it soon.

 

will follow your build Toby, looks interesting.

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My new Mudstuff panel arrived today, had a test fit of the panel only just to see what I need to relocat, think I can get away with leaving the amatuer radio in its current place, phone cradle can be moved to the side of the new centre panel, the new cd/radio may go in the very top slot or upper part of the lower recess.

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It's at a steepish angle now & working OK, not sure yet if it's going in the top angled area or lower on the vertical area. Got a weeks holiday from work coming soon so may fit it then. Rather than do a rush job. 

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moving on from the above postings I recently decided on a bit of a dash tidy up, replace the cd/radio as it jumped on some cd's & make the dash look a bit more modern, so I bought a Mudstuff centre console, a new cd/radio more here

so a few pics of how it is so far,

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also got a new CB unit which has a detachable front panel, to fit this week too.

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