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Old 02-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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I can't do it...

I can't bring myself to drill the necessary holes to put on my cb antenna mount. Yes, they are necessary and if I want to use the antenna, I have to drill the holes. But, I can't do it.

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Why? I promise once you drill the first hole, the others wont be so hard...

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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haha very true george
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Im trying to transition him in baby steps. Next thing you know, it will be all grinder and saws all....
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Why? I promise once you drill the first hole, the others wont be so hard...
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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Never feel bad about drilling a hole...only feel bad if after you drill the hole you failed to check what was immediately behind the panel you just drilled through thereby drilling a hole in that also! Feel doubly bad if said part behind the panel held fluid of any type...
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:49 AM   #7
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I guess my hang up is if I'm going to be satisfied with the mount and location... Guess there is only one way to find out.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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So don't drill.









Use a hole saw.




Oxy/Acetylene torch




Plasma cutter




.45 ACP




2 oz of C4


Or take your time drill a nice clean hole and get a professional looking installation that you did yourself.

As above look behind the panel before drilling.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
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Why? I promise once you drill the first hole, the others wont be so hard...

I guess this is where it all begins???
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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your going to really hate cutting your fenders out then
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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I'm kinda with you Khaki. I keep finding things I want to add to my Jeep, then I see the drill icon on the instructions. I have changed my mind on a bumper/tire carrier 3 times now.

It doesn't seem so permanent when you don't have to drill. Once you drill, no turning back. Its gonna have to happen eventually, right?
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #12
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Yep, eventually. I like the .45 acp idea, even though my neighbors might not, lol.

And yes, I do want to cut my fenders, steeling my nerves for that one.
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I'm kinda with you Khaki. I keep finding things I want to add to my Jeep, then I see the drill icon on the instructions. I have changed my mind on a bumper/tire carrier 3 times now.

It doesn't seem so permanent when you don't have to drill. Once you drill, no turning back. Its gonna have to happen eventually, right?


The best things require drilling, cutting, and welding. Take a deep breath, pull the trigger, and let the drill do all the work. You can thank me when its done.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #14
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I agree... some really cool stuff out there that require it all. But I'm always thinking that what if i want to change it, or what if i dont like it, blah blah blah... mod newbness is what it is.
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If you want to fix holes in the tub just make more holes and cover them up with armor!
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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I agonized over a CB for years because I didn't want to drill any holes in the tub. I finally sucked it up, and it wasn't so bad - get the Teraflex taillight mount, and you only have to drill one. Gonna drill another hole on the other side for a HAM antenna once I can stop agonizing over what setup to go with there
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Someone told me its not TRUELY yours UNTILL you drill that first hole.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #19
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Gahhhh!!!! Not helping!!!! Lol
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it's not too bad once the bit spins a couple of times because at that point you HAVE to finish! I am dreading my rock slider install
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You think intentional drilling for a good reason is bad? I just uninstalled a useless CD player component that left 2 not so smooth holes in my dash....ill get to sanding them at some point
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You think intentional drilling for a good reason is bad? I just uninstalled a useless CD player component that left 2 not so smooth holes in my dash....ill get to sanding them at some point
A see a good place to mount a CB radio!
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #23
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A see a good place to mount a CB radio!
Always thinking....
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #24
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A see a good place to mount a CB radio!
Maybe a switch there at some point for some added lighting...or maybe just those 2 holes

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