Chevrolet Impala Installs

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Chevrolet Impala Installs

Postby Jim1348 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:42 pm

I may be in the market for a Chevrolet Impala soon. If possible, I would like to buy one that has room under the dash for installation of a Yaesu FT-8800. I would prefer to stay away from the YSK-8900 separation kit. Anyway, the reason I post this is I am wondering if anybody here happens to know if it is even possible to buy a Chevrolet Impala with a clean under dash area for mounting radios. I suspect that the Chevrolet Impala Police package has room under dash, but that is not necessarily what I am looking for. On the other hand, if it were the only Impala available with room under the dash, then I Would consider it.
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Re: Chevrolet Impala Installs

Postby duncanville1 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:50 pm

Yes, they do or at least did a couple of years back offer a civilian model that has a column mounted shifter and no console.
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Re: Chevrolet Impala Installs

Postby hamptonbeach » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:37 pm

I have an 08 with a column shifter and a armrest/cupholder console that folds up to make an (uncomfortable) 3rd seat.
Check out Impala's for sale on eBay and you should be able to see plenty of pictures
Jotto makes a custom enclosure that fits under the dash if you want a more professional looking install
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Re: Chevrolet Impala Installs

Postby motorola_otaku » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:26 am

hamptonbeach wrote:I have an 08 with a column shifter and a armrest/cupholder console that folds up to make an (uncomfortable) 3rd seat.

The center seat/cupholder can be unbolted and removed to make room for a full console if you want to go that route. I had an '07 9C3 and did it that way.
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Re: Chevrolet Impala Installs

Postby fineshot1 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:43 pm

Not sure if this will help you out but this fella did a great job installing his yaesu in his impala.

http://forums.radioreference.com/pictur ... -pics.html
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Re: Chevrolet Impala Installs

Postby hamptonbeach » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:24 am

motorola_otaku wrote:
hamptonbeach wrote:I have an 08 with a column shifter and a armrest/cupholder console that folds up to make an (uncomfortable) 3rd seat.

The center seat/cupholder can be unbolted and removed to make room for a full console if you want to go that route. I had an '07 9C3 and did it that way.


But for 1 or 2 small mobile radio install, this will work on the late models w/o any alterations:
http://jottopublicsafety.gojotto.com/eq ... -inch.html
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