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Darton 02-22-2009 09:54 PM

Where to mount CB?
 
I've been putting off mounting my cb in my Tj since I got it (the TJ). I ordered a new antenna, antenna mount, and coax lastnight. I'm still not sure where to mount the radio. I don't want it to be near the floor and not really interested in an overhead console. I'm thinking of the WP mount that goes on the left side of the steering wheel ontop of the dash but not crazy about it because i'm right handed it seems it'll be awkward reaching it lefty. Any sugestions on where to mount it? Pics help.

4point 02-22-2009 10:00 PM

I agree with the lefty reach on the bracket you mention. I custom made a bracket to mount mine to. Its 10ga sheet metal notched and bent around the footman loop in the wind shield frame. It works very well and I don't need a remote speaker to hear it.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...t/Misc/007.jpg

Darton 02-22-2009 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 329301)
I agree with the lefty reach on the bracket you mention. I custom made a bracket to mount mine to. Its 10ga sheet metal notched and bent around the footman loop in the wind shield frame. It works very well and I don't need a remote speaker to hear it.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...t/Misc/007.jpg

You got any other pics? i'd like to see how you bent it and where you attached it to the frame.

4point 02-22-2009 10:13 PM

Well......... no I don't but I can get some tomorrow. Its dark and cold outside. :D

Duck Dodgers 02-22-2009 10:19 PM

I put mine on the sound bar to the right of my head. I can hear the speaker real well and I can look in the rear view mirror to see all the controls. Easy to reach the mike. I am going to put a mic clip on the front of my console so when I am wheeling it will be right by my right hand.

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/2592/img2565xg8.jpg

4point 02-22-2009 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Duck Dodgers (Post 329319)

Nice radio. :D

Darton 02-22-2009 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Duck Dodgers (Post 329319)
I put mine on the sound bar to the right of my head. I can hear the speaker real well and I can look in the rear view mirror to see all the controls. Easy to reach the mike. I am going to put a mic clip on the front of my console so when I am wheeling it will be right by my right hand.

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/2592/img2565xg8.jpg

I can't do that. I'll kill myself tryin to change the channel or adjust the gain. LOL

Darton 02-22-2009 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Darton (Post 329312)
You got any other pics? i'd like to see how you bent it and where you attached it to the frame.

Don't be afraid of a little cold weather.

amy 02-22-2009 11:50 PM

We mounted my CB on the dash.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...r/P1020241.jpg
Skeeter and I made an overhead console for my 2-meter radio. Works really well for me but Skeeter cracks his head on it every time he gets in my jeep.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...r/P1020688.jpg

skeeter 02-22-2009 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by amy (Post 329371)
Skeeter and I made an overhead console for my 2-meter radio. Works really well for me but Skeeter cracks his head on it every time he gets in my jeep.

I hate that thing :banghead:

Works good but hurts like hell when you go to jump in and smack your melon on it.

Duck Dodgers 02-23-2009 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 329321)
Nice radio. :D

Yeah I see you thought the price was right also...:) why spend big $ on a radio when there are axles, lockers, winches, tires, bigger lifts, OBA, body armor and beer to buy......:punk:

Duck Dodgers 02-23-2009 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Darton (Post 329332)
I can't do that. I'll kill myself tryin to change the channel or adjust the gain. LOL


That's why you look in the rear view mirror to see the face plate..

mxracer513 02-23-2009 08:17 AM

Mounted mine to my windshield frame too. I love it there i can hear it really well and see it too. http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...0218091520.jpg

Darton 02-23-2009 04:45 PM

hmm...

4point 02-23-2009 08:15 PM

Darton,


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...B/P2234116.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...B/P2234117.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...B/P2234118.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...B/P2234119.jpg

Darton 02-23-2009 08:28 PM

Ahh 4point I thought you wouldn't come through. Thanks man.

Darton 02-23-2009 08:29 PM

I like it. 10 gauge sheet metal you say?

4point 02-23-2009 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Darton (Post 329803)
I like it. 10 gauge sheet metal you say?

Yes 10ga, you may be able to go lighter gauge. Its what I had on hand and worked well. Two self taping screws to mount it.

amy 02-23-2009 11:07 PM

That looks really good, Pointy.

jdhallissey 02-24-2009 12:41 AM

Is there a more concealed way to run the wires? I like it up on the windshield but would like to hide the wires better. I will search it tm hmm.

4point 02-24-2009 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by amy (Post 329905)
That looks really good, Pointy.

Thank you Amy....... :D

4point 02-24-2009 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 329970)
Is there a more concealed way to run the wires? I like it up on the windshield but would like to hide the wires better. I will search it tm hmm.

I was thinking of routing them internally in the wind shield frame but got impatient.

jdhallissey 02-24-2009 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 330065)
I was thinking of routing them internally in the wind shield frame but got impatient.

hmm- When I get mine probably within a week or 2. I will see what I can do with the wires and report back! I will try not to get impatient and just duck tape them to the front windshield lol:banghead:.

4point 02-24-2009 11:34 AM

Actually mine isn't taped to the frame. I used wire loom and loom straps. Its better than looking at just the wires.

Darton 02-24-2009 12:47 PM

my jeep has a plastic cover running the length of the window frane at the top. It would be easy to run the wires behind it and drill a hole in the plastic to bring out the wires to the radio.

Darton 02-25-2009 01:33 PM

Well the ups man dropped of my new coax, antenna, and mount this morning.. So, i'm out to the garage to wire it all up. I'm just gonna velcro the radio to the top of the dash for now untill i make a more definate decision. I'll take pics.

Darton 02-25-2009 08:32 PM

ahh the wife came home early so i didn't get finished but I did figure out where I'm gonna mount it. More to come.

jdhallissey 02-25-2009 08:45 PM

haha damn wifey tell her to get back in the kitchen!! lol well don't do that she may take away your man ability's.

Darton 02-25-2009 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 330889)
haha damn wifey tell her to get back in the kitchen!! lol well don't do that she may take away your man ability's.

Yeah she 's always complaining about being pregnat so then I feel bad and end up giving in. :doh: what have I done...

distortedtj 02-25-2009 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Darton (Post 330947)
Yeah she 's always complaining about being pregnat so then I feel bad and end up giving in. :doh: what have I done...

I think you know what you did.:cool:

And congrats.

Let us know what you end up doing bud...pictures too.


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