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Old 03-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Cb radio install

Just finished my antenna mount and waiting on my new bearcat cb to show up in the mail. I'm looking for help with the cb mount. I would like it up high on the roll cage. Has anyone came up with a good custom mount idea? Thanks

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how did you mount the screws/bolts to your windshield frame???
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how did you mount the screws/bolts to your windshield frame???
Not sure what you mean..The screws holding the bracket? I drilled some holes and screwed them in..
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yeah thats what i meant bc i been thinking about getting a cb but i never really know where to mount it so it would be out the way but easily accessible i just didnt know like if you had self tapping screws or drilled a hole and then tap threads then put some bolts
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yeah thats what i meant bc i been thinking about getting a cb but i never really know where to mount it so it would be out the way but easily accessible i just didnt know like if you had self tapping screws or drilled a hole and then tap threads then put some bolts
They're stainless steel sheet metal screws. The sheet metal isn't quite thick enough to tap, even fine thread. I mean, you can, but there just won't be much in the way of threads.
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Here's how I did mine...1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tube painted black. Ran the wires in the tube.
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yeah i didnt know how thick it was i never really payed any attention to the thickness of the windshield metal
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Here's how I did mine...1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tube painted black. Ran the wires in the tube.
That looks good. I almost did the same sort of thing, but I didn't want it to interfere when I pull the hard top and put the door surrounds on.
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Yes. Oh-so simple, and probably took an hour, once I figured out what I wanted. I thought about attaching under the visor clips and footman loop, but I didn't want to drill out the rivets holding the footman (not sure why) and still need access to the footman for the soft top/ bikini top center strap.
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or if there is enough room mount it between the sound bar and the roof might be close
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or if there is enough room mount it between the sound bar and the roof might be close
With a hard top, there's no room between the top and the sound bar.
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That looks good. I almost did the same sort of thing, but I didn't want it to interfere when I pull the hard top and put the door surrounds on.
I thought about that, but figured I only do it twice a year, and it just takes unscrewing a bolt on each end and moving the bar back enough for the latches to clear...no biggie.
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well i have a soft top so it could work for me
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I thought about that, but figured I only do it twice a year, and it just takes unscrewing a bolt on each end and moving the bar back enough for the latches to clear...no biggie.
I know, but quite often my hard top and door surrounds get swapped out more than once in a single weekend..
I would have liked to have a bar of sorts all the way across to mount an altimeter and compass.
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Waterdog, I really like your CB setup Can you still use your visors though?




I did something similar but I made 2 L brackets at the end of the aluminum tubing to make space for a full size CB radio. I might go that route and pick myself up a Uniden Pro 520 and remove the L brackets.


Here's my mockup.

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Waterdog, I really like your CB setup Can you still use your visors though?
Yes, they pretty much fold up flat against the bar. Here's a couple more pics that I didn't load the first time.
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Yes, they pretty much fold up flat against the bar. Here's a couple more pics that I didn't load the first time.
I got side tracked this weekend replacing the cv axles and ball joints on my cherokee but I will make my cb bracket this week. Not to clear on the pics but what types of bolts did you use? You said 3/8x2" Allen head but what was the flat nut?
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I got side tracked this weekend replacing the cv axles and ball joints on my cherokee but I will make my cb bracket this week. Not to clear on the pics but what types of bolts did you use? You said 3/8x2" Allen head but what was the flat nut?
It's called a T-nut. They are commonly used to bolt things to wood where you need a reasonably flat surface on the other side. They come in two flavors...with prongs and without prongs. The picture below is with prongs. I don't have a spare of the one without which is what I used in my installation. I bought both the t-nuts and round head allen bolts at the local Ace Hardware and just painted the nuts black. The only reason I used them was so that nothing was sticking up above the roll bar. Hope that helps.
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Tuffy makes single compartment and dual compartment overhead security bars that fits CB radios.

The dual overhead needs some modifications to work, but it can be done.
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How did you mount it through the footman loop like that? What hardware did you use? I saw something similar on Jeep JKs but the footman loop is lower on the JKs. Could you please tell me what parts you used? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Isn't that in the way of your rear view mirror? If you've got a big tire on your tire carrier, it almost makes your rear view mirror useless.
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Are those wire clamps and L brackets? Does it swing?
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I got the idea from that JK post too! Doesn't block the view at all. Gimme ten minutes and I'll post the parts. Just gotta get home and double check the size if those clamps. I think they're 3/8" clamps and the L brackets are 1 1/2". I bought 1", 1 1/2", and 2" L brackets just in case. Ended up using the 1 1/2".

And some 1/2" bolts n nuts.
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Sizes are correct.
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Sweet man, thanks




I looked at the local section, I didn't know you were pretty close to my neck of the woods
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Are those wire clamps and L brackets? Does it swing?
It has room to swing, but that's not on purpose.

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