|06-07-2014 12:31 PM|
My wires are real close to the windshield, but they are just tucked under the trim.
|06-06-2014 12:07 PM|
I mounted mine behind my center console. I don't have a back seat so I'm not worried about it getting kicked. I added banana plug quick disconnects for those times that it needs to be removed. Makes it really easy! I would advise using a external speaker though as the one on the Uniden 520XL just isn't enough in that location. My antenna wire goes under the console and through the side under the passenger seat.
|06-05-2014 08:29 PM|
Two bolts, above the CB, going through the CB bracket. But now, I've drilled a hole in the middle of that bracket. I only have 1 bolt going through that bracket, holding the CB to it. I've got a nylon insert nut on it, so the nut won't back off, dropping my CB.
I switched to using only the 1 bolt so that I could "swivel" the radio a few inches, one way or the other, to suit my needs.
To answer your question ...
Because of my using only 1 bolt, the antenna cable cannot get in a bind, because the radio now stays at an angle to the upper trim, always facing me.
|06-05-2014 06:42 PM|
I do have a question tho what u did in the back of the radio when it comes to plug the cable antena? Does it hit the winshield? Cause my its far from hitting the windshield and i also made a hole in the plastic cover so i could hide the wires and i know in the pics just show when i was working on but still not done with it.
|02-22-2014 02:05 AM|
|4x4mickey||Yes you can get them from any truck stop|
|02-22-2014 02:02 AM|
I bought two 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" angles. You just bolt the 2 angles to whatever it is that will be supporting your CB radio. Then you take the 2 screws that normally would go through the CB bracket and place them instead through the angles, then into the 2 holes in the sides of your CB radio.
|02-21-2014 11:28 AM|
|02-21-2014 10:59 AM|
(Although I haven't been by there in about 5 years.)
|02-21-2014 01:27 AM|
for those of you looking for a cheap C.B. and want something more then the uniden 550, and don't mind used if you take the time and a buddy with a radio you can go to a local truck stop and ask on the radio on CH 19 if anyone has a radio for sale. most drivers will have them for sale and some can be cheap some can be expensive depending on what has been done to it.
for a cobra 29 that has been peaked and tuned and talk back and echo in it i would not pay more then 50-60.0 at the most. you most likely will never turn the echo on but makes a difference in the sound of the radio if it is tuned right.
the unidens 550 you can find for around 20-30 at the high end.
just a thought for those who want one and live by a decent sized truck stop. the radio shops can be high priced!! and stay away from the one in indy at the piolit he is a con artist and big priced on everything.
best shop i have personally felt with is in Mo. at the petro in gasper. he knows his stuff and will do it right the first time.
|02-21-2014 01:04 AM|
|vertical horizons||I have been stalling finishing up on MY CB bracket. I should be finishing up the final touches tomorrow. All I have left is to drill out 2 holes in the square tubing. I plan on running the coax, positive & negative through the square tubing for a clean look.|
|02-21-2014 12:15 AM|
|LukeEC||I will post pictures eventually of my install. I will be reusing the console subwoofer insert to mount the CB speaker towards the driver side seat. It will be entirely concealed however full sound will be applied.|
|02-21-2014 12:03 AM|
Truckstops usually carry a bracket that will adjust for different width CBs. (Usually between 6 to 10 inches wide.)
|02-20-2014 11:12 PM|
|arctic_jeep||I don't have the metal bracket for my cb anymore (the one that goes over or under the cb head unit and attaches to the plastic screw nobs on each side) can you get these somewhere??? Thanks! I see them in all of your pictures! And im mounting mine over head, above the mirror if that matters!|
|02-13-2014 01:01 PM|
|02-12-2014 12:41 AM|
|02-11-2014 07:53 AM|
|02-11-2014 01:09 AM|
Here is how I did mine
2 gear clamps
1 piece of square tube aluminum and a hacksaw to cut the grooves for the gear clamps
|02-10-2014 11:43 PM|
|02-10-2014 11:32 PM|
|02-10-2014 10:41 PM|
It looks like FURRING METAL is pretty strong stuff.
If I wouldn't have did it my way, I might have considered your way, now that I know what this stuff is.
|02-10-2014 10:34 PM|
I finally decided on how I want to mount my CB Radio.
I posted it here ...
|01-31-2014 09:13 PM|
Sure anything for a dirt brother.
Yes that is toilet paper up there.
Electrical junk. I ran a heavy gauge for power and trailer wire back down.
I used a brake light for a dome light to preserve night vision. It also has to settings tail= where is my map? Brake= what the f was that bug that flew in here?
|01-31-2014 09:01 PM|
Can you post a few pictures?
|01-31-2014 08:43 PM|
|Ditchdoc||I screwed mine into the frame with two self tapping 1/4" sheet screw then the rear with two muffler u-bolts. The metal that I used I think is called ferrying it's used in place of lumber for buildings. I also used caulking in areas of contact for vibration and noise. It's super strong. Not only do I have the cb on it I also mounted a flashlight holder. I also throw snacks, sunglasses. What ever else i don't mind falling on me on a good tumble. My daughter is about 85# and has dangled from it while in motion.|
|01-31-2014 05:52 PM|
But, I don't think the Footman's Loop can hold up over a long period of time, with all of the bouncing around, & every day driving, with a CB dangling from it. (Even though I have a very small, light-weight, plastic cased CB radio.)
I designed a 2-piece bracket (at this point, ONLY on my computer), that basically sandwiches the footman's loop from the top & the bottom, and is held together by 1/8" bolts. The metal (I found at Home Depot) is 0.0625", but is very light-weight & stiff.
It would protrude from the headliner plastic (for lack of a better word) approximately 5 inches.
(Here lies the problem ... I'm thinking that with the radio protruding 5 inches away from the footman's loop, that would probably put a lot of pressure on the upper edge of the loop, causing the loop to want to start leaning downward, until the footman's loop pulls away from the dash.)
The 2 larger bolts would hold the CB bracket that holds the CB.
Water Dog, I think I'm going to have to do what you did, and build a frame for it, that goes from side to side. I'm not particularly fond of those frames that go from front to back.
|01-31-2014 02:26 PM|
Here u go. I also added a red dome light and a bunch of overhead switches. It cost $8 for the mount not including electrical stuff.
|01-31-2014 02:22 PM|
It looks like you can't put the sun visors all the way up with that bar installed. I guess that's something I'll have to get used to. (Minor price to pay to be able to mount the CB there.)
|01-31-2014 05:38 AM|
This is the only pic I have, didn't take a pic before I modified the trim panel and put it on, but I basically took a piece of 16ga metal, put a bend in it until it fit the windshield frame like I liked and then screwed it to the frame.
|01-30-2014 09:51 PM|
|Drg82||not the best pic, but it works i reckon|
|01-30-2014 04:10 PM|
Uniden BC906W Wireless Dynamic Noise Cancelling CB Microphone (BC906W) from Solid Signal
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