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cb antenna mounting location

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DaytonLax14, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    DaytonLax14

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    I don't know if this is in the right section but I just got a firestik antenna as an upgrade from my magnetic one. Where did y'all mount yours? I'd love to see some pics as to where/how. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    I have mine mounted in the center of my tool box.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Most people mount them to their toolbox. But if you dont have a toolbox you can mount it to the inside of the bed.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Mounted my Firestik on the front fender using a hood mount kit from RightChannelRadios.com

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  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Same for me. it looks way better in the center than on either side IMO!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I have my 4 footer mounted in the corner of the bed (by my tail gate)

    It looks like a big ass RC Car lol!
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    wolfgang123

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    i have a 7 foot fiberglass cb on a bed bar FTW!!!! haha
     
  8. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    JManders

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    I've got mine mounted on the front fender but with how much that thing whips around I think I'm gonna move it to the bed
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 3:34 AM
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    I mounted mine on the left corner of my rear bumper.

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  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:20 AM
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    Just ordered a 4-footer that will attach to the corner of the tubing on my ARB bar.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    If you don't have a cover or cap on your bed. If you have the rails you can mount some type of bracket to the rails and put the antenna on the bracket. just a thought.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    I am looking to do the same if I can't get the door mount bracket to work. How long is the coax that you used and where did you go in to the cab?
     
  13. Jul 22, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    I think it was a ten foot long piece and I ran it inside the cab at the rubber plug on the back left corner of the cab.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2011 at 1:41 AM
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    Mounted my 3ft Firestik in the center.
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  15. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:24 AM
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    I have a Willson 5000 mounted in the hood channel on the driver's side of my truck with a Select Accessories channel mount for Toyota truck. Bought it at www.westcoastmall.net. There was a hole that went through the fendor, so I mounted it there. It looks balanced with the radio antenna on the right and the CB on the left. I will have to get a picture of it. It's been on there for 4 years and I haven't had any problems.
     
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    How did you end up bolting that to your truck? The problem I have run into is that you cant exactly fit anything to screw the nuts onto the bolts.
    Thanks,
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  17. Aug 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM
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    Wilson superflex on light bar bracket. Quick disconnect. Easily reach up and pull 'er off if need be. Or not and leave it on and hit shit with it, doesn't seem to hurt this antenna one bit... Love it.

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  18. Aug 2, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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    4' Firestick on a CBI ditch light mount. Very sturdy and clean. Plus its right next to the firewall inlet which makes for a much shorter antenna cable.
     
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