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03-27-2013 09:38 PM
calirubi Thanks for everyone's input and pics. Got my mount made and installed tonight! Turned out great!

Attachment 228317
03-25-2013 07:36 PM
OhSixTJ Drove around today and it hardly moved. I might add a thin piece of foam or something between the radio and the plastic trim just to give it cushion for super bumpy roads.
03-24-2013 09:44 PM
OhSixTJ
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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
No problem! Got everything at lowes, FYI.

I'm in McAllen.
03-24-2013 09:34 PM
OhSixTJ
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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.
03-24-2013 09:31 PM
Rolly32 Sweet man, thanks




I looked at the local section, I didn't know you were pretty close to my neck of the woods
03-24-2013 09:29 PM
OhSixTJ Sizes are correct.
03-24-2013 09:18 PM
OhSixTJ 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.
03-24-2013 08:23 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Or you can do this
Are those wire clamps and L brackets? Does it swing?
03-24-2013 08:15 PM
Jeffreybomb
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Or you can do this
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.
03-24-2013 07:25 PM
Rolly32
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Or you can do this





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.
03-24-2013 07:19 PM
OhSixTJ Or you can do this
03-24-2013 06:36 PM
Jeffreybomb 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.
03-24-2013 06:14 PM
Water Dog
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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.
03-24-2013 05:17 PM
calirubi
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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?
03-20-2013 04:21 PM
Dr. Sizzle I'm digging the LEDs
03-20-2013 10:27 AM
Water Dog
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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.
03-20-2013 01:00 AM
Rolly32 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.

03-19-2013 08:14 PM
Patrick H
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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.
03-19-2013 08:08 PM
_plaisance well i have a soft top so it could work for me
03-19-2013 08:06 PM
Water Dog
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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.
03-19-2013 08:06 PM
Patrick H
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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.
03-19-2013 08:04 PM
_plaisance or if there is enough room mount it between the sound bar and the roof might be close
03-19-2013 08:04 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Homemade?
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.
03-19-2013 08:01 PM
Patrick H
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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.
03-19-2013 08:00 PM
OhSixTJ
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Homemade?
03-19-2013 07:58 PM
_plaisance yeah i didnt know how thick it was i never really payed any attention to the thickness of the windshield metal
03-19-2013 07:57 PM
Water Dog Here's how I did mine...1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tube painted black. Ran the wires in the tube.
03-19-2013 07:55 PM
Patrick H
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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.
03-19-2013 07:53 PM
_plaisance 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
03-19-2013 07:49 PM
Patrick H
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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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