It has taken a little while but my Icom 208H and the Yaesu FT-857 are now in the new car.
Both are out of sight and I must thank Norbert, VK5MQ for an extremely tidy installation.
As you can see from the photos I had a custom made aluminium number plate mount made for the front. This was then powder coated to match the grill colour.
I think it looks pretty good without looking too cumbersome.
The two metre dual band whip works OK but I still have some work to do with the HF side of things. I have yet to make a bracket to mount the remote head of the 857 and it may be necessary to run a tuner of some sort for the 40 metre mono band antenna, (Fitting on R.H.S. of mounting plate), as it has a limited bandwidth.
I am currently thinking of putting the 857 remote head just in front of the gear selector on the front edge of the silver part of the console. It would be mounted in such a way that it is easily removed for security as it will be pretty visible in that spot.
The white cable which is visible in the console shot is the audio lead from both radios into the cars auxiliary socket to the in car audio system. It works well with no hum and stacks of volume. (If required).
So far it looks to be pretty well free of any vehicle generated noise of any real consequence. (Fingers crossed).