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Unread 08-02-2009, 12:13 PM   #2041
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you are correct, phased antennas need to be at least 1/4 wave apart or the radiation pattern gets skewed... at CB frequencies thats 108 inches, you can get a little closer than that without hosing everything but but closer than 48 inches and the pooch is errr stewed so to speak.
thanks for makeing me sure..been a long time since ive really been heavy into my cb radio,s...in the next couple of years i will be talkin around the world when my dad finally gets tired of all his old tube type radios and linears in his closet..he has way to many of them..but there big and bad a--..only the best in his eyes,haha.
i will stick to my old cobra 29 peaked tweaked and tuned w/1969 final and my very old k40 super trucker on my jeep..but i do love a whip also,john

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Unread 08-02-2009, 09:02 PM   #2042
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Kolpin Fuel Cells on the tire carrier..

have welder and too hot to go wheeling.. this was the result..

Start with one stock 4wd tire carrier..


Cut up an old metal work bench for the tubes and weld on with no regard to angles. (note the upturned foot on the left one)


Add some diagnal arms that will mount the cell mounts from Kolpin


Tack the whole thing up and make sure they fit..


Finish the welds..


Spray with bed liner..


Remount the hardware..


slap on the spare tire and call it a day..




From behind you cannot even see them.



Side view.. less chance of them getting damaged if i get rear ended up above the tub.


Cost.. fuel cans 1.5 gallon from Kolpin $20 each
Mounts $16 each
Scrap hardware from the yard.. lets say 20 bucks if i had to go buy it..

So under a hundred bucks to haul around 3 gallons for gas when going on a long trip.. that and then $100 on dinner for wife after spending the whole day in the garage again..



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Unread 08-03-2009, 12:02 AM   #2043
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where did you get the can and brackets? I like your mod
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Unread 08-03-2009, 12:13 AM   #2044
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my jeep bumper didn't come with a hitch, and the bumper design wont allow that low of a drop for a hitch, so I made my own with a 1/4" plate steel in a L shape design, its bolted through he bumper with 2 grade 8 1/2"x5" bolts and welder on all parts that touch the bumper, its not going anywhere
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Unread 08-03-2009, 08:55 AM   #2045
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Kolpin brackets.

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where did you get the can and brackets? I like your mod
Here are the brackets for the Kolpin stuff.. they fit all the stuff they make.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KOLPI...Q5fAccessories

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Unread 08-03-2009, 04:47 PM   #2046
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Got any pics? I'm interested in seeing what it looks like.







Now i will say that the sticky didnt last very long and super/krazy glue was used later.

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Unread 08-03-2009, 04:48 PM   #2047
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I did my headliner
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Unread 08-03-2009, 07:27 PM   #2048
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my jeep bumper didn't come with a hitch, and the bumper design wont allow that low of a drop for a hitch, so I made my own with a 1/4" plate steel in a L shape design, its bolted through he bumper with 2 grade 8 1/2"x5" bolts and welder on all parts that touch the bumper, its not going anywhere

I wouldnt trust that thin of plate, its will bend like crazy until it tears off.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #2049
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My T-Case shifting linkage bent and came completely out while on the trail a while back. So I rigged up some Spherical Rod Ends on a 1/2 in threaded rod, dremelled out the existing wholes on the linkage mounts and attached it all with 1/2 in hex bolts. It ain't bending no more. Plus it feels ten times better when shifting into 4wLo.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 08:15 PM   #2050
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Now i will say that the sticky didnt last very long and super/krazy glue was used later.

Pretty cool. Good for those who hate having to open the door from the outside.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 10:31 PM   #2051
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That Soft Window roll is a pretty neat idea. Falls under the " Why didnt I think of that?" Tab
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Unread 08-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #2052
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That Soft Window roll is a pretty neat idea. Falls under the " Why didnt I think of that?" Tab
Thats exactly what i was thinking lol
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Unread 08-06-2009, 09:10 AM   #2053
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Bump for a great thread....................
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Unread 08-06-2009, 12:56 PM   #2054
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Great idea for the windows. Just a suggestion, if you put both velcro tabs on your door panel you wouldn't have to have a velcro tab on the outside of your window.

Gives you a cleaner look when the window are up.

Also, you could screw some hood tie downs to your panel and use the velcro loop straps from your the factory tire iron to secure the window. Would give it a more "built in" look.

Just got me thinking.
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Unread 08-06-2009, 01:03 PM   #2055
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in the past 2 days ive made a "hummer intake" as well as an ammo can center consul.



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