This console mounts across the vehicle above the windscreen. This design of console is only available for vehicles with vertical or near vertical windscreens which provide adequate headroom when the console is fitted. The facia panel which fits neatly to the roof, provides a strong support and will not vibrate when heavy radios are fitted. The full facia across screen console is designed to seal off the radio(s) and/or storage area(s), keeping out most of the red dust. All Storage/Access Openings (S.A.O) come complete with an elasticised vinyl flap. This vinyl flap keeps most of the red dust out of the storage area and also keeps any stored items in place. The facia layout is optional, the Storage/Access Opening(s) and radio(s) can be positioned to suit your requirements.
Across Windscreen Shelf Roof Console
This console mounts across the vehicle above the windscreen. This design of console is only available for vehicles with vertical or near vertical windscreens, which provide adequate headroom when the console is fitted. The base of this console is the same as the full facia design. It does not have a facia panel that fits up to the roof, but rather a lip that holds stored items in position. This console can collect the red dust, it is not as strong as the full facia design and on rough roads some vibration can occur if heavy radios are fitted. Also, stored items can bounce off the shelf on rough roads. The advantages are, the ease of mounting radios, there is no need to cut holes and radios can be repositioned easily. Also, there are considerable cost savings in comparison to the full facia design because there is no need for radio holes or Storage/Access Opening.
Rear Roof Console
This console mounts across the vehicle above the rear barn doors or tailgate in a station wagon, troopcarrier etc. The rear roof console is ideal for mounting large speakers securely and out of harms way. The facia panel is angled so the speakers face the passengers. When mounted in this console the speakers are as far away from the passengers as possible, and are as far apart as possible to produce the optimum sound. This console is also useful as a storage area, and for mounting a fluorescent light.
“T” Shaped Roof Console
This console has the advantages of the wide style centre roof console and the across windscreen roof console combined. As its name indicates the console is a “T” shape, providing the maximum area for storage and radio mounting etc.
Wide Style Centre Roof Console
The wide style roof console is designed for vehicles with limited head room in front of the driver, although providing adequate head room in the centre of the roof. All centre roof consoles are positioned at a 90 degree angle to the windscreen (i.e. they sit in the centre of the roof). This console can be used for overhead storage, and is wide enough to accommodate the longest radio. Any radios etc. mounted in this console must face sideways, to the driver or to the passenger. Most wide style roof consoles come complete with a storage/access opening (SAO) with an elasticised vinyl flap on the passenger’s side of the console.
Deep Profile Centre Roof Console
All centre roof consoles are positioned at a 90 degree angle to the windscreen (i.e they sit in the centre of the roof). This console is narrower, (normally the same width as the distance between the sun visors) but the same depth as the wide style roof console. The deep profile roof console has all the advantages of the low profile console. However the deep profile console provides additional space at the rear, for a larger second radio and/or a Storage/Access Opening (S.A.O). The Storage Access Opening with elasticised vinyl flap is optional on the deep profile roof console (see photo 2). Some vehicles do not provide enough head room for a deep profile roof console. Deep profile consoles can be manufactured with a flat base and an open facia. The open facia can be provided on the driver’s side, the passenger’s side or on both sides. The open facia provides access to a carpeted storage area. Radios or remote heads can be mounted in the facia opening without cutting any holes.
In the case of the “low profile” and “deep profile” centre roof consoles, the front radio housing can be shortened to suit your radio. This housing is normally big enough to house the largest radios available. If you are fitting a smaller radio, this housing can be shortened to provide more head room and a better view of the radio controls.