(First post on this forum - Hey everyone!)
So I have plans for a single DIN CB Radio Install in my '00 Jeep TJ. I am taking a somewhat unique approach: instead of a DDIN conversion, and mounting my CB radio in the dash beneath my regular radio, I will completely remove my current radio and replace it with my Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB CB Radio. I have future plans (emphasis on 'future') to install a Tuffy Stereo Security Console, which will harbor a new radio for listening to music. I did a lot of research and it appears to be the best on the market--although it is a little pricey: http://www.quadratec.com/products/14127_XX_PG.htm
The cool thing about this console is that it allows to to remove your "music radio," for lack of a better term, and install it into a locked steel dash in your Jeep's center console. It's secure, easy, and frees up dash space for other things--in my case, a CB!
One of the things I am really excited for with this CB radio is the PA function. I have also purchased a PA speaker that I will mount under my hood--I'm not sure how helpful it will be in my Jeep endeavors, but I do see some practical trail/joke purposes. I exchanged a Cobra for this particular Uniden because of the stellar reviews, built in SWR, and SSB capabilities that it has. I'll also create a detailed step by step process on the PA speaker install, and the SWR tuning.
I'm hoping that this will result in a fairly clean, uncluttered look, and I plan on taking pictures/videoing my process for future CB DIN installers. One thing I have definitely noticed is that this is not very commonly done!! I found just a few articles on DDIN installs, combining a radio and CB radio together that were really solid. I hope to pave the road for future installers. If anyone has any tips, advice, or questions, please let me know!! Expect pictures and video in the next few days.