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    royal
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    @royal

    I have two GPS’es. An older Garmin and a 3 YO Tom Tom.
    Neither has a display that is bright enough for me to read on a top down sunny day ride. If any of you has one that might work, I’d appreciate the info.
    …and NO, I do not have a smart phone – it’s dumber than a rock.
    Thanks!

    #264292

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Justt keep driving.

    You’ll find out where you are when you get there! 😎
     
    Which is another way of saying I have no idea. Ermm
     

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #264293

    kentt
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    @kentt

    You may want to to try something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_gps?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=Glarestomper&node=172526

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #264294

    schu
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    @schu

    Roy,

    I made one for my last couple of trips out of thin cardboard and black electrical tape that looked very much like the pictures Kent posted. Did not know you could buy – or maybe I am cheap.
    #264295

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    How about mounting under the dash? Should be well shaded, and gps signals go through fiberglass, no?

    #264296

    mglondonroadste
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    @mglondonroadste

    I haven’t used a GPS in a long time, but I do have some of those commercial shades such as those in the Amazon link. They work well enough, unless the sun is at your back and directly on the screen. I partially solved the problem in my Honda S2000 but using a mounting bracket near the top of the transmission tunnel.

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    greg-press
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    @greg-press

    I mounted mine on the tunnel ahead of the gear shift worked fine .

    #264298

    davearoy
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    @davearoy

    I made mine out of a cardboard cereal box, and painted it black. I did not know of the pre made ones

    Dave

    Dave
    Lakeland, Florida, where we drive Topless every day

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