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02-22-2014 01:05 AM
4x4mickey Yes you can get them from any truck stop
02-22-2014 01:02 AM
vertical horizons
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Originally Posted by arctic_jeep View Post
I don't have the metal bracket for my cb anymore ... can you get these somewhere???
Do what I did.

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 10:28 AM
4x4mickey
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Originally Posted by vertical horizons View Post
The CB shop inside the Petro in Monee, Illinois are pretty good, too.

(Although I haven't been by there in about 5 years.)
Yup they are! Not sure if they are still there but Pedro in effingham Il used to be the he brother of the guy in Gasper no. They were radio/electronics guys in the Army. They knew their stuff well. Can make a cobra 29 sound very clean and have plenty of punch to be heard also
02-21-2014 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 4x4mickey View Post
... 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.
The CB shop inside the Petro in Monee, Illinois are pretty good, too.

(Although I haven't been by there in about 5 years.)
02-21-2014 12:27 AM
4x4mickey 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 12:04 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.
02-20-2014 11:15 PM
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.
02-20-2014 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by arctic_jeep View Post
... can you get these somewhere??? ...
A lot of the CB shops will carry brackets for different size CBs.
Truckstops usually carry a bracket that will adjust for different width CBs. (Usually between 6 to 10 inches wide.)
02-20-2014 10:12 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 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 View Post
I mounted mine low to keep from prying eyes and easier to mess with IMO.

It looks like your CB would almost fit into your cigarette ashtray.
02-11-2014 11:41 PM
outinfront
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Originally Posted by vertical horizons View Post
I like the fact that you used the aluminum tube to attach the mic.
most CB's come with one of those clips to hang the mic when not in use! It was super easy drilling the aluminium to screw it on there! the clip already had holes in it
02-11-2014 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by outinfront View Post
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
I like the fact that you used the aluminum tube to attach the mic.
02-11-2014 12:09 AM
outinfront 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 10:43 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by vertical horizons View Post
I checked it out. 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.
Thanks, now I know.
02-10-2014 10:32 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by vertical horizons View Post
I finally decided on how I want to mount my CB Radio. I posted it here ... http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/my-...ml#post8153225
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02-10-2014 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
... The metal that I used I think is called ferrying it's used in place of lumber for buildings...
I checked it out.
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 09:34 PM
vertical horizons I finally decided on how I want to mount my CB Radio.
I posted it here ...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/my-...ml#post8153225
01-31-2014 08:13 PM
Ditchdoc Sure anything for a dirt brother.

Attachment 722601

Yes that is toilet paper up there.

Attachment 722609



Attachment 722625

Electrical junk. I ran a heavy gauge for power and trailer wire back down.

Attachment 722641

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 08:01 PM
vertical horizons Ditchdoc -

Can you post a few pictures?
01-31-2014 07:43 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 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Water Dog View Post
I used a piece of 1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tubing bolted to the side roll bar extensions to hang mine from.
I would like to install my CB, using the Footman's Loop.
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 01:26 PM
Ditchdoc Attachment 721809

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 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Water Dog View Post
... I used the door surround holes in the roll bar to bolt it up. I just used round head bolts and t-nuts
I don't have the "door surrounds", so I don't know what size the bolts are. What size bolts did you use?

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 04:38 AM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by PedroJr View Post
Do u have more pics and maybe details on what u did? Thanks!
Sorry I didn't see this post before now.
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 08:51 PM
Drg82 not the best pic, but it works i reckon
01-30-2014 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Philmycrackin View Post
... 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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Originally Posted by Roblaza View Post
... doesn't affect my view (other than the mic cord a little) ...
Have you considered a "wireless" microphone?

Uniden BC906W Wireless Dynamic Noise Cancelling CB Microphone (BC906W) from Solid Signal
01-14-2014 09:28 PM
THE COYOTE Piece of cake!
01-14-2014 09:19 PM
Roblaza
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Originally Posted by JohnDoe View Post
I really really like that. A lot
thanks man, it's pretty ingenious. never crossed my mind until he said "hey, here ya go" lol great little place for gloves and a box of Kleenex (it's winter time)... or other little things. held to the rollbar by gear clamps and is pretty damn sturdy. much more sturdy that I thought it was going to be
01-14-2014 09:00 PM
JohnDoe
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Originally Posted by Roblaza View Post
a friend of mine got creative and bent up some metal racking to make a cool little storage area/shelf for our jeeps and I mounted mine up there. doesn't affect my view (other than the mic cord a little), nor does it interfere with the mirror.
I really really like that. A lot
01-14-2014 08:01 PM
Roblaza a friend of mine got creative and bent up some metal racking to make a cool little storage area/shelf for our jeeps and I mounted mine up there. doesn't affect my view (other than the mic cord a little), nor does it interfere with the mirror.

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