Being a Ham operator and doing all of my off-roading either by myself or with fellow Hams, I never felt the need to install a CB in my JKR. However, I quickly found out that most of the guys on this forum or clubs coordinating off-road trips want all participants to have a CB, which is understandable.
I've had a Cobra 29 WX NS ST Sound Tracker sitting in the garage for a long time and thought I would try to mount that somewhere. If you are familiar with the radio, you know it is on the medium to large size and I just couldn't find a reasonable spot to mount it. Also, I really didn't want to install the radio permanently. This is what I came up with.
I built the box out of some plywood-type matierial I had sitting around and glued and screwed all joints. Then I covered the wood with some cheap automotive carpet available at Walmart, holding it all down with hot glue.
I rarely run with the rear seat in, so using this box allows me to place it either immediately behind the 2 front seats or to even place it on the passenger seat.
Dimensions and antenna mounting to follow in next post.