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CB antenna mounting locations?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by attentionwhore, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    attentionwhore

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    I have a 03 DC with a fiberglass cap and I am going to install a CB in it. My problem is that I can only come up with mounting the antenna on the roof with a magnet mount. I am not crazy about drilling holes in the truck for the mount, but do any of you guys have an idea of where I could mount this?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    You could do a sandwich plate on the cap itself. You'd still need to drill two holes. And you'd need to run a grounding cable as you won't find a good place to ground it on the cap.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    That is a thought. One of the things that worries me is the height of the antenna on the truck. I have a 3' K40 and I am afraid that when I am in the woods, its going to get beat around by overhead tree branches and such.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    I got a flat piece of metal, drilled a hole into it, and mounted it to the metal plate near the tail light. There's just enough room between the tailgate for it to fit.
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  6. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    That is brilliant!! Great idea!
     
  7. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    x2 And that will work with the cap! You sir are a genius. I noticed that you have a 2nd gen though. I will measure tomorrow for fitment on my 1st gen.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    It looks like one of the door jam mounts might be the ticket. I would just have to check the dimensions.
     
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    Has anyone drilled through the side rails of the compsit bed? Would that work?
     
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    I have not seen it but that is my plan.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:45 AM
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    me too! actually i was searching "cb antenna locations" yesterday and there is one individual that drilled through the side rail. Try searching the above and it will eventually pull up. A couple of good pics

    Good luck
     
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