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post #1 of 23 Old 11-14-2006, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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making own cb antenna mount

ok i know some of you have done this. pics would be nice i have accesss to all kinds of brackets just need some ideas on locations --pic if you have them. thanks



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post #2 of 23 Old 11-14-2006, 05:51 PM
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I made one from an angle-iron bracket & mounted it on an angle behind the license plate & then ran the wire through the hole behind the taillight. I'll try to post a picture tonight/tomorrow.
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I made one out of 1/8" by 1" angle iron (appx. 10" long), and mounted it using the old spare tire carrier holes. I got the idea from 4x4xplor.com. It was very easy to fab up and definitely gets the job done.


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I made one out of 1/8" by 1" angle iron (appx. 10" long), and mounted it using the old spare tire carrier holes. I got the idea from 4x4xplor.com. It was very easy to fab up and definitely gets the job done.
Just out of curiousity, how long did it take you to get the coax through the rubber grommit? I did this too, and I though after cutting of the PL259 connector (I soldered a new one on) that it would go right through, but it took me at least 20 minutes (and some dish soap as lubricant) to get that coax through that damn rubber hole.

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Just out of curiousity, how long did it take you to get the coax through the rubber grommit? I did this too, and I though after cutting of the PL259 connector (I soldered a new one on) that it would go right through, but it took me at least 20 minutes (and some dish soap as lubricant) to get that coax through that damn rubber hole.
That's actually not the original grommet. I spent some time in Autozone trying to find new grommets and ended up buying that piece, which came with a set of washers for a brake overhaul (can't remember what exactly it was for). After that, it was smooth sailing. I did spend about 20 min trying to get the coax through the stock grommet. Here's a close-up:


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Where did the coax go?

After you ran the coax cable through there, where did you run it and still be able to open the rear door?
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Heres my set-up:
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Square tube @ Home Depot, $4
Stainless Steel CB Antenna mount from a truck stop
Drill mount holes on Spare Tire Mount, flushed close to the door.
Advantage of this mount is more than 2/3 of the 4' FireStik antenna is above the hard top roof, giving the most ideal and lowest SWR reading (provided you use the full length antenna cable that came with the Firestik).



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After you ran the coax cable through there, where did you run it and still be able to open the rear door?
I just ran it under the carpet. I notched a spot in the plastic cover of the brake light connections, so that it sits flush. I should have added that that I also had to enlarge the hole, using a dremel and a couple of grinding bits.


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Here is mine. I just drilled the hole in the spare tire carrier. Free.





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Here is mine. I just drilled the hole in the spare tire carrier. Free.



I don't have any pics, but this is exactly what I did as well.

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The 7th picture here http://www.someguysname.com/?p=4

It runs beside the tailight, under it and into the hole under the taillight where the taillight wires come out, up through the grommet inside where the taillights go through the tub...up to the radio. I sanded the tub down to bare metal before mounting it also.
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i took a old speed limit sign i stole about 10 years ago cut out a shape, drilled 3 holes, mounted it behind the tail light, stuck a tab out and bent it up so its basicly mounted an inch away from the tail light
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Here's my setup...

Bent some angle iron I got at the hardware store & covered it with Electrical tape to keep the water out. Attached with 2 holes from the license plate holder & 1 more screwed into the body (for a real good ground).





Attached directly to the console with right-angle brackets from the hardware store.

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Here's my setup...

Bent some angle iron I got at the hardware store & covered it with Electrical tape to keep the water out. Attached with 2 holes from the license plate holder & 1 more screwed into the body (for a real good ground).





Attached directly to the console with right-angle brackets from the hardware store.

I like the looks of that bracket attaching to the console a lot more than the quadtratec bracket.

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