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Old 11-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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CB radio mount ideas

Looking to install a CB radio in my jeep for long trips with my club but I'm not sure of any really great ways to mount it. Anyone have any ideas besides the pre built mount systems you can buy online. I think I want it on my dash or overhead.

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I used a piece of 1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tubing bolted to the side roll bar extensions to hang mine from.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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My friend has his mounted in the same location and basically the same way.
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I used a piece of 1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tubing bolted to the side roll bar extensions to hang mine from.
Hey man does that runs across the windshield? Got more pics? And where did u get the braket from? And special bots to it?
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Hey man does that runs across the windshield? Got more pics? And where did u get the braket from? And special bots to it?
It goes from side to side and I used the door surround holes in the roll bar to bolt it up. I just used round head bolts and t-nuts
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I wrote this up last month as a suggestion. I've taken it offroading and I'm really happy with how it worked out.

Tuffy also sells overhead consoles. I have the dual overhead console. It's pretty bulky and squeaks a lot. I took it out, but I may give it a second shot.
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Overhead mounts are awesome. They hold the radios up & out of the way yet they're handy and easily controlled/worked.

I made my first overhead mount with some scrap aluminum plate between the spreaders of my previous TJ's rollcage but when that TJ was stolen, I went with a pre-fab mount from ARIZONA ROCKY ROAD ANTENNA MOUNTS FOR JEEP WRANGLER, UNLIMITED AND LIBERTY for my replacement TJ.

These are pics of my first with the home-fabbed mount & second with the Arizone Rocky Road overhead setups...
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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I mounted mine low to keep from prying eyes and easier to mess with IMO.

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I hacked this out of some aluminum angle, and added some LED map lights. I've since put yellowish lenses on the lights.







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I trimmed an inch or so of the center console. No interference issues.
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I made a 3/4" square tube rack for mine.

I had thought about mounting something from side to side but the aluminum square tube I bought was a abit to short..... this is precisely where measure first comes to play.

Here is what I ended up with :
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Drilled two holes in the top of the tray and ran the wires behind the dash. Add in some quick disconnect connectors and you can take it out to keep it from getting stolen or rained on.

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Mine is mounted on the floor between the seat frame bracket and rocker panel. Stays hidden from filthy thieves and out of my way. You just have to count the clicks when changing channels.
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I setup mine similar to Jaxon, drilled straight into the dash. It cuts it close to hitting my leg (5'10"), but doesn't actually come in contact with it.

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I'd sure hate to get into an accident with a CB mounted there.
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I mounted mine to my OR-Fab Sport cage. (sorry for the night pic)
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Drilled two holes in the top of the tray and ran the wires behind the dash. Add in some quick disconnect connectors and you can take it out to keep it from getting stolen or rained on.

X2 I went with this set up. I didn't like the overhead mount simply because seeing the mic cord swaying in my vision would drive me nuts.
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same radio same mount here
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In my LJ, I initially attached my CB to the factory roll bar with hose clamps.



This put the speaker near my ear, and the mic looped up over the bar. The adjustments were awkward at first, but I got used to it.

Later, I moved the CB to the panel between the spreaders when I installed the front roll bar section in the LJ. Same place I had it mounted when I had the CJ:

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Tried a few other locations but really like and settled on this one.
Buy a bunch of two-piece shaft collars the size to fit around your sport cage, McMaster-Carr is my preference, in aluminum so they don't rust and still conduct electrical grounds. Once you start, you find a hundred uses, I have aux lights, third brake light, extinguisher mount, etc etc etc using them.
Mounted where mine is, it also takes just an eight foot coax antenna cable to reach the behind the brakelight antenna mount

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I hacked this out of some aluminum angle, and added some LED map lights. I've since put yellowish lenses on the lights.







Dam Patrick, are you afraid of the dark....... I couldn't help but notice a lot of lanterns in the background..... you must be a collector ....... they look really nice, all kidding aside.
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I'd sure hate to get into an accident with a CB mounted there.
Not any worse than stacking two overhead. Having been in a front collision and having my forehead remove the rear view mirror off the inside of the windshield, I'd prefer the leg hit.

I'm also one that can't handle the mike cord dangling in my vision so I built this one for Kat after having CB's mounted overhead, on the side of the console, under the dash, and similarly poor locations.

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In my LJ, I initially attached my CB to the factory roll bar with hose clamps.



This put the speaker near my ear, and the mic looped up over the bar. The adjustments were awkward at first, but I got used to it.

Later, I moved the CB to the panel between the spreaders when I installed the front roll bar section in the LJ. Same place I had it mounted when I had the CJ:


I did the same on the roll bar...what i liked about it is i could hear the speaker since it was right by my ear, and any one that was over 6' would bump there knees where i had it previously which was down below the glove box....the only negative was changing the channels, but the rear view worked just fine!
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Tried a few other locations but really like and settled on this one. Buy a bunch of two-piece shaft collars the size to fit around your sport cage, McMaster-Carr is my preference, in aluminum so they don't rust and still conduct electrical grounds. Once you start, you find a hundred uses, I have aux lights, third brake light, extinguisher mount, etc etc etc using them. Mounted where mine is, it also takes just an eight foot coax antenna cable to reach the behind the brakelight antenna mount
Pcwolf. How did you attach the bracket to those collars? Self tappers?
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Best picture I could find.
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Put one half in a clamp under drillpress, drilled with 13/64" bit, then hand reamed and tapped with 1/4"-20 ... another good reason to chose aluminum, it works very easily. I used stainless bolts

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I would like to see or know more about this installation.
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Thought I would add this to the mix. I built an overhead console with room for the cb mount in the center.
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