G'day all, This is my first post and strangely enough my first Jeep.
To set the scene a small bit of history about me. I've owned several 4x4's over the years, most of which have been Cab/Chassis configurations, mainly for work as I'm a Excavator operator. My last truck was a 2003 GU 4.2TDi Nissan Patrol (Aussies will know what i'm talking about - see below) and a bloody good truck it was.
I'm not getting any younger and now I spend more time in an office than in the field, so a few creature comforts are very much appreciated, which is why I decided to upgrade my vehicle.
So in Feb of this year i bought a GC Laredo (3lt v6 Diesel) and am now contemplating modifications and add-ons.
I've sourced the bar work I want for the front of the vehicle and am currently narrowing down a LED light bar. The Patrol had numerous spots on the Dash & center console to position Auxiliary switches and they looked as though they belonged in the vehicle. The Laredo however is somewhat lacking in switch blanks or positions open to the installation of Auxiliary switches.
Are there any aftermarket manufacturers that make switches that would look as though they were OEM if fitted into the Laredo. Or conversely is there way of utilizing the unused switch areas (Steering wheel, bottom of center dash console) so i can fit several control (On/Off) switches for the Light bar for example.
While I'm asking, is there anyone here who has fitted a UHF Radio and if so where did they position it
. I'm currently looking at a GME unit with a multi-function Mic and the main unit hidden somewhere in the vehicle.
Any ideas regarding any of my ranting would be greatly appreciated.