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1st Gen CB Radio Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by saundern, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    saundern

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    Instead of wiring directly to the battery for power, i just went to the fuse box by the door.
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    Decided to mount the antenna on the inside bed rail on the driver side, up against the cab and ran the coax down a narrow opening of the bed corner.
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    I then ran the coax thru a rubber stopper on the outside of the cab that leads under the back seat, just cut an X in the rubber and the cable will slide right through.
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    Cab set-up
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    An outside shot, Fire Stik 4 foot. At first I thought I should have gotten a 3 foot but it grew on me.
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  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    you wouldn't happen to live in copperbeach would you?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    well done.

    i think if i put a cb on my truck my wife would kill me.... i remember "back in the day" my girlfriend at the time (no wife) had one in her jeep, and i had one in my old ranger.. and we lived just far enough where we could talk over it.... way cheaper then a cell phone... my buddys had them too, we only really ever used it when we would run powerline trails...

    my one buddy didnt want to put one in his cherrokee so he had this old HELP! radio....
     
  4. Nov 19, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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    got some cash finally, so maybe (fingers crossed) this weekend i'll pick up a P.A. speaker and set it up
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    becareful... i had a PA speaker on my toyota pick up when i was 17.... i got arrested for disorderly conduct, had to have the speaker removed. 30 hours of community service....

    for the record, the amish man started it..... the cop said Amish people don't swear. thats discrimination.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    had a P.A. system in my old accord It was so much fun going through drive thrus with it, and yelling at kids at bus stops :D
     
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    so the story goes.......

    i went to my buddys house to pick him up... was sitting in his drive way honking... didnt come out, so i starting calling him on the PA speaker.. so i pulled out of the driveway, spun my tires alittle bit (everyone knows how light in the back the toyota pick ups are, tires always spin) so this "Amish" man putting a roof on the house across the street, told me to slow the fuck down, and said fuck something else... so at the end of the block i "turned my truck around" then when i got to him next to his "Dodge Ram" truck i breaked and started yelling at him on a PA speaker... apparently i was going super fast (cop measured skid marks, dont think they were mine) and the amish man said that i tried to kill him....

    i got porbation before judgement, pretty much, once i didnt the community service the charges were droped and "erased" from my record... i did alot of dumb shit when i was younger.. even though it was only 10 years ago... still think it was pretty stupid now.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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  9. Nov 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    i know. he was cleary not amish.... amish dont drive trucks... they do build bad ass shit though.... he may have been mennonite. they drive cars.
     
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    when i first installed it, the bed rail flexed a little and bent the metal a little but now since ive had it on there it has give in it so its not that bad, im planning to get a low-pro toolbox around Christmas so then ill just mount it to that
     
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  12. Dec 5, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    how did you almost kill him?
    i thought you said he was putting on a roof...tacos are good but not good enough to scale a house and run someone over
     
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    yeah dont know about that one.... he was standing next to his truck loading stuff in the back, i had slammed on my brakes next to him, he said i tried to run him over.....

    i really dont think he was amish....
     
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    i'd rather be amish than to drive a dodge
     
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    it depend on the dodge... i had an 88 Dodge Raider... blew the motor... had a knock when i got it.. drove it for 4 or 5 months untill it seized...

    the 360's are good motors, with the manual transmission... but it have to be an earlier 90's one... the new ones are nothing but problems... alot of computer problems i heard...


    i wouldnt want to be amish.. they work to hard... and dont drive any trucks.. horses are a pain in the ass...
     
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    these new dodges are pieces and a half, i drive one basically everyday and each time i get in one something is either broken, breaking, or going to break. the hemis are alright but once you start putting more and more miles on them they begin to show their worth

    actually....i wouldnt mind owning a horse, if i had the money but i have more pressing issues on the slate to purchase before a good ole Thoroughbred
     
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    wut happened to the pics??
     
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    didnt mean to jack your thread by the way....


    but anyway.... boarding horses... i'd rather just park a car in the garage... dont have to brush it... pick up its shit... pay vet bills...
     
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    are they gone?
     
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    brush it = wash it
    vet bills = gas, oild changes, mods, etc...
     
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