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Phillips57 11-02-2013 08:31 PM

CB radio mount ideas
 
Looking to install a CB radio in my jeep for long trips with my club but I'm not sure of any really great ways to mount it. Anyone have any ideas besides the pre built mount systems you can buy online. I think I want it on my dash or overhead.

Water Dog 11-02-2013 08:41 PM

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I used a piece of 1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tubing bolted to the side roll bar extensions to hang mine from.

GGA1759 11-02-2013 10:26 PM

My friend has his mounted in the same location and basically the same way.

InvictusDecretum 11-02-2013 10:30 PM

Smittybilt 5665001 G.E.A.R. Black Overhead Console for Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited : Amazon.com : Automotive

That seems to be a popular way of mounting CB radios overhead.

PedroJr 11-03-2013 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 5846434)
I used a piece of 1" x 2" aluminum rectangular tubing bolted to the side roll bar extensions to hang mine from.

Hey man does that runs across the windshield? Got more pics? And where did u get the braket from? And special bots to it?

Water Dog 11-03-2013 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by PedroJr (Post 5850594)
Hey man does that runs across the windshield? Got more pics? And where did u get the braket from? And special bots to it?

It goes from side to side and I used the door surround holes in the roll bar to bolt it up. I just used round head bolts and t-nuts

Jeffreybomb 11-03-2013 01:48 AM

I wrote this up last month as a suggestion. I've taken it offroading and I'm really happy with how it worked out.

Tuffy also sells overhead consoles. I have the dual overhead console. It's pretty bulky and squeaks a lot. I took it out, but I may give it a second shot.

Jerry Bransford 11-03-2013 05:20 AM

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Overhead mounts are awesome. They hold the radios up & out of the way yet they're handy and easily controlled/worked.

I made my first overhead mount with some scrap aluminum plate between the spreaders of my previous TJ's rollcage but when that TJ was stolen, I went with a pre-fab mount from ARIZONA ROCKY ROAD ANTENNA MOUNTS FOR JEEP WRANGLER, UNLIMITED AND LIBERTY for my replacement TJ.

These are pics of my first with the home-fabbed mount & second with the Arizone Rocky Road overhead setups...

Jaxon1023 11-03-2013 08:35 AM

I mounted mine low to keep from prying eyes and easier to mess with IMO.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...psacd7964c.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps5f612ec4.jpg

Patrick H 11-03-2013 09:07 AM

I hacked this out of some aluminum angle, and added some LED map lights. I've since put yellowish lenses on the lights.

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...93236784_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...60649743_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...56750904_n.jpg

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Lyonpride 11-03-2013 04:05 PM

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I trimmed an inch or so of the center console. No interference issues.

my996duc1 11-03-2013 05:30 PM

I made a 3/4" square tube rack for mine.

I had thought about mounting something from side to side but the aluminum square tube I bought was a abit to short..... this is precisely where measure first comes to play.

Here is what I ended up with :
https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...69658212_n.jpg

Cavasar 11-04-2013 08:38 AM

Drilled two holes in the top of the tray and ran the wires behind the dash. Add in some quick disconnect connectors and you can take it out to keep it from getting stolen or rained on.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/9...66afa093_z.jpg

Big Cole 11-04-2013 08:49 AM

Mine is mounted on the floor between the seat frame bracket and rocker panel. Stays hidden from filthy thieves and out of my way. You just have to count the clicks when changing channels.

lolitsdaelan 11-04-2013 09:09 AM

I setup mine similar to Jaxon, drilled straight into the dash. It cuts it close to hitting my leg (5'10"), but doesn't actually come in contact with it.

http://imgur.com/HiuA5pQ.jpg

Jerry Bransford 11-04-2013 10:24 AM

I'd sure hate to get into an accident with a CB mounted there. :eek:

Kota7x 11-04-2013 12:37 PM

I mounted mine to my OR-Fab Sport cage. (sorry for the night pic)
http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0625b846.jpg

Philmycrackin 11-04-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Cavasar (Post 5875330)
Drilled two holes in the top of the tray and ran the wires behind the dash. Add in some quick disconnect connectors and you can take it out to keep it from getting stolen or rained on.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/9...66afa093_z.jpg

X2 I went with this set up. I didn't like the overhead mount simply because seeing the mic cord swaying in my vision would drive me nuts.

callbob 11-04-2013 07:44 PM

same radio same mount here

lynn 11-05-2013 08:26 AM

In my LJ, I initially attached my CB to the factory roll bar with hose clamps.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76...enMay08005.jpg

This put the speaker near my ear, and the mic looped up over the bar. The adjustments were awkward at first, but I got used to it.

Later, I moved the CB to the panel between the spreaders when I installed the front roll bar section in the LJ. Same place I had it mounted when I had the CJ:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76...andready-1.jpg

pcwolf 11-07-2013 11:22 PM

Tried a few other locations but really like and settled on this one.
Buy a bunch of two-piece shaft collars the size to fit around your sport cage, McMaster-Carr is my preference, in aluminum so they don't rust and still conduct electrical grounds. Once you start, you find a hundred uses, I have aux lights, third brake light, extinguisher mount, etc etc etc using them.
Mounted where mine is, it also takes just an eight foot coax antenna cable to reach the behind the brakelight antenna mount

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S...+placement.jpg

rjdriver 11-08-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 5854330)

Dam Patrick, are you afraid of the dark....... I couldn't help but notice a lot of lanterns in the background..... you must be a collector ....... they look really nice, all kidding aside.
Rob

Patrick H 11-08-2013 09:17 AM

Yes, I collect and restore antique gas pressure lanterns.

Black Magic Brakes 11-08-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 5877346)
I'd sure hate to get into an accident with a CB mounted there. :eek:

Not any worse than stacking two overhead. Having been in a front collision and having my forehead remove the rear view mirror off the inside of the windshield, I'd prefer the leg hit.

I'm also one that can't handle the mike cord dangling in my vision so I built this one for Kat after having CB's mounted overhead, on the side of the console, under the dash, and similarly poor locations.

http://justaddrocks.com/Savvy_Kat/CB%20Mount%201.JPG

dolson60174 11-08-2013 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by lynn (Post 5899586)
In my LJ, I initially attached my CB to the factory roll bar with hose clamps.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76...enMay08005.jpg

This put the speaker near my ear, and the mic looped up over the bar. The adjustments were awkward at first, but I got used to it.

Later, I moved the CB to the panel between the spreaders when I installed the front roll bar section in the LJ. Same place I had it mounted when I had the CJ:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76...andready-1.jpg


I did the same on the roll bar...what i liked about it is i could hear the speaker since it was right by my ear, and any one that was over 6' would bump there knees where i had it previously which was down below the glove box....the only negative was changing the channels, but the rear view worked just fine!

david95xj 11-09-2013 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by pcwolf (Post 5966706)
Tried a few other locations but really like and settled on this one. Buy a bunch of two-piece shaft collars the size to fit around your sport cage, McMaster-Carr is my preference, in aluminum so they don't rust and still conduct electrical grounds. Once you start, you find a hundred uses, I have aux lights, third brake light, extinguisher mount, etc etc etc using them. Mounted where mine is, it also takes just an eight foot coax antenna cable to reach the behind the brakelight antenna mount

Pcwolf. How did you attach the bracket to those collars? Self tappers?

fzmax 11-09-2013 10:14 PM

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Best picture I could find.

pcwolf 11-10-2013 03:29 AM

Put one half in a clamp under drillpress, drilled with 13/64" bit, then hand reamed and tapped with 1/4"-20 ... another good reason to chose aluminum, it works very easily. I used stainless bolts

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Originally Posted by david95xj (Post 5998514)
Pcwolf. How did you attach the bracket to those collars? Self tappers?


Plumber1 12-29-2013 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by fzmax (Post 6005306)
Best picture I could find.

I would like to see or know more about this installation.

Codysrubicon 12-29-2013 01:43 AM

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Thought I would add this to the mix. I built an overhead console with room for the cb mount in the center.


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