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post #1 of 6 Old 07-18-2007, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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The wife has a 1993 Wrangler that is basically stock. She has back conditions so she is reluctant to raise it at this time. I will be taking the Wrangler to Camp Jeep next week and have temporarily installed a CB radio so that I can communicate with all my buds. I am looking for a quick build antenna mount to temporarily hold a magnetic mount antenna. ( I know, old school technology - but everything I am using has been provided to me free.) I am thinking about trying to mount the antenna to the spare tire mounts on the tailgate. Has anyone made a homemade bracket like this and be willing to share how it was made? I will need to build it in my garage. I have limited tools and no ability to weld.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-18-2007, 01:15 PM
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i have tried the rear tires mount as well...doesnt work if you plan on keeping the spare tires of there...with the magnetic i just put it behind my rear seat and cut aroudn the carpeting untill i was able to get another antenna

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If it's magnetic I would just stick it on the cowl right behind the hood.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-18-2007, 05:56 PM
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If you mount it anywhere on the hood or front fenders, and are driving through low trees, you will scratch the paint. I know this from experience. Your wife may not appreciate trail scars like we do. If your are going topless, try what MMerrick suggests, or one of the rear wheel wells might work better. If your not topless, you could lose that plastic "JEEP" frame cover up front and use the frame for the trip.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-18-2007, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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MR B is right. My wife wouldn't appreciate the trail scars. I had originally considered putting it on the right front fender but figured it wouldn't last long there. I got my 13 yoa son in on the project and we have fabbed up a bracket that we hope will fit onto the top bolts of the spare tire mount. We made it come up behind the spare and then it angles out above the spare like a shelf. We didn;t get to finish tonight. Hopefully we can get back to it tomorrow evening and road test it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-20-2007, 11:58 AM
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take a small peice of metal and bend it drill holes and mount to the rear carrier.. be sure the edges are ground down!! I have mine on the rear wheel wheel but have used that set up before
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