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TuckerTighe 08-16-2011 12:12 PM

Mounting a cb
 
Hi, I was thinking about buying a CB to mount in my Jeep, my question is where are good places to mount the antenna and the cb post pictures of your setup. I saw this and thought it might be a good idea, but I don't really want to spend $20 just to mount it

Rugged Ridge 11503.88 - Rugged Ridge CB Antenna Mount Kit for Vehicles with 3" Tube Bumpers - Quadratec

goatman 08-16-2011 04:16 PM

It won't look as nice, but you could accomplish the same thing with an electrical pipe mini (made for all sizes of pipe) and an L bracket and a couple bolts. I'm guessing the total cost for that would be $5 or less from a home depot.

Riderman353 08-16-2011 04:53 PM

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I like mine here

Cade 08-18-2011 10:01 PM

This is what I did.

[url=http://www.wranglerforum.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=2814

[url=http://www.wranglerforum.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=2815

Yjwolf 08-18-2011 10:04 PM

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Mounted antennae on the spare bump stop and cb in my console.

DoubleTap 08-18-2011 10:04 PM

Anyone know how strong/durable the antenna mounts are that mount on a bracket behind the brake light?

I'd like one of those, but don't want to end up with a cracked lense if the antenna hits a tree limb...

Cade 08-18-2011 10:22 PM

Haven't got this photo posting figured out. Here are the photobucket links.


95WranglerCB.jpg picture by redsteve56 - Photobucket

95WranglerCB.jpg picture by redsteve56 - Photobucket

TuckerTighe 08-19-2011 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yjwolf (Post 1485294)
Mounted antennae on the spare bump stop and cb in my console.

Hey could you post a pic of how you mounted the antenna please? thanks

chefbean43 08-19-2011 10:55 PM

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Modified my ashtray slot and mounted my cb in it and mounted the antenna behind the riverside rear tire. I got the mount on amazon for around $10.

Yjwolf 08-19-2011 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TuckerTighe

Hey could you post a pic of how you mounted the antenna please? thanks

I'll get a pic in the morning. I just bolted half an antenna mount to the side. Plan on welding a plate over the top for a mounting plate soon.

2xs 08-19-2011 11:49 PM

This is what I will be using:

Quadratec Exclusive JW-2SP - CB Antenna Mount Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...8/11278-md.jpg
http://www.wranglerforum.com/gallery...age.php?i=2814

^ same as what he did, well almost....

zte87 08-20-2011 12:01 AM

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I like my setup! I have my cb mounted under the dash but no pics of that !

TuckerTighe 08-20-2011 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefbean43
Modified my ashtray slot and mounted my cb in it and mounted the antenna behind the riverside rear tire. I got the mount on amazon for around $10.

Could you send me a link to exactly which mount it is. yours seems like the cheapest solution

jeepinmichguy 08-20-2011 07:42 AM

Under the dash just to the right of the radio, or mount to the back of the center console.

TuckerTighe 08-20-2011 03:56 PM

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I mounted mine today. used a mount I found at Radioshack and just drilled through the tube bumper. Mounted the CB under the dash

chefbean43 08-21-2011 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TuckerTighe

Could you send me a link to exactly which mount it is. yours seems like the cheapest solution

Can't from my phone but just do a search on amazon for cb antenna mount n you should find one. Did a search yesterday n there was one for 4 bucks

TuckerTighe 08-21-2011 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefbean43

Can't from my phone but just do a search on amazon for cb antenna mount n you should find one. Did a search yesterday n there was one for 4 bucks

Nevermind I found one and mounted it yesterday

95YamJam 08-21-2011 04:55 PM

Here is mine. Still have to tune it right but upon initial instal my swr was 1.8. :)

Antenna on top of 3rd brake light,
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...jeep818005.jpg

CB mount i made,
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...jeep812028.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...jeep818004.jpg

rogertc1 08-21-2011 05:27 PM

I have found a CB really a thing of the past.. no range and static...is it just me? Cell phome is the way to go.

95YamJam 08-21-2011 07:36 PM

No range? I get almost 3 miles with my 2ft antenna it's not tuned 100% right. Cell phones are hard to deal with if your wheeling in a group.

A properly tuned cb will get great range and sound quality. If your SWR is off then yes they suck bad.

rogertc1 08-22-2011 03:49 AM

Must be more hills where I live then. 10-4 Little Buddy, this here is a convoy!!


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