Finally have have the laptop hard mounted! Took awhile to get all the parts but its finally done!
First step is to remove the passenger side front seat bolts. They have loctite on them so it may be a little difficult.
You are going to replace them with the provided bolts and spacers. the spacers go between the seat frame and the base. Torque the bolts down, I use the tried and true german torque spec of gudentight.
Bolt the pole riser to the base using supplied bolts and lock washers.
Bolt the pole to the riser. The riser is a 6in riser that is supplied with the Havis heavy duty mount kit for the ram. The pole is an 8in pole that should provide plenty of adjustment up to 14in. After mounting the pole you are going to want to attach your swing arm. I went with the basic static swing arm since the computer wont be moving all that much. It's the 9in model so it perfectly in reach for my short frame. It blocks the last cupholder on the bench seat by a little but thats not a deal breaker for me.
Now you are going to add your motion device to the swingarm. The motion device angles the keyboard up to 70 degrees. The motion device is about 2in tall and uses a friction lock to hold the computer at your set angle. The device sits under the dock itself. The dock I went with is a Havis model for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30/31. It comes with a 12v power supply inside the dock. I also added a screen stiffener to hold the screen up when going through the gnarly stuff.
The computer I went with is a CF-31 Toughbook with 2.6 Ghz intel processor, 500gb SSD, internal gps, blu-ray drive, and $200 worth of mapping software.
2013 PW Tradesman-Copperhead Pearl : 3in Springs, End links, Overland Shocks, and Track Bar by Thuren, Carli Control Arms, 1in Synergy Shackles, Fastman 85mm Throttle Body, HemiFever Tuning, Kicker Speakers All Around, Laptop GPS System
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