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CB install (Different CB placement/mount)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Well I figure if Im going to start wheeling with the forum members I might as well be able to communicate with the convoy...also if I get bored I can chat on the drive home from work.

    Parts used:
    -Uniden pro520xl: I grounded it to the cab under the center console and ran direct power to the battery.
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    -Firestick II 4'
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    -Radio shack coax
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    -Radio shack antenna mount
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    -Homemade antenna mount
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    -(waiting for for my spring mount to come in)

    I decided to take advantage of my truck being totally gutted to run my coax and other wires needed for my cb. WHY was it gutted you ask?
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    So it looked like this for a bit
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    I also took this time to seal the rubber grommets in the cab. There are about 12 of these throughout the cab.
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    Thanks to Oswego for helping with his write up

    To run the coax I drilled a hole in the center of the bed wall, I also used a grommet to protect the cable.
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    Ran it down the frame and into the cab via the center grommet under the back seats and sealed it with some silicone. (yes there is space under there so the cable is not smahed or kinked)
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    Then around the storage compartment area and up towards the center console
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    Then re installed my interior.

    I thought I mounted my CB in a different/cool spot so here it is. The CB speaker sticks out about half ways so it is easy to hear.
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    Not wanting a mount from radio shack I made my own. Also not wanting to drag out the welder to tack the bolts to lock them from rotating, I opted for a more fun way...to me. I call it super soldering:D
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    So there it is, what ya guys think about the location? Not really a write up but I figured I'd share:). My SWR meter should be coming in soon so Ill be able to tune it! I realize I posted many pics...Im not sorry haha:D
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    nice, Bro grenade!
     
  3. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks man.
    Haha yea, Ive been meaning to take that shit off.....but my bro-ness keeps me from doing it:cool:. But really, many bro around here started rocking it, they dont even snowboard so its coming off as soon as bob gets me my sticker!
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    I think you'll be ok with that antenna location-a very small portion of your signal may be phased by the metal rear of the cab but the vast majority of the loading coil of the antenna sits above the roofline-that will help. Great effort there-looks like you know what you're doing:)
     
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    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    true.... Does that CB have a PA connection on the back? cause mine doesnt :(
     
  6. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks man:D Im thinkin about trying a ground wire for the antenna.
     
  7. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Yea, now I can yell at crackheads and bro hoes....or crackhead bro hoes lol I just need a speaker now
     
  8. easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    im just gunna go out on a limb and say i dont think muddy water should have been in your cab but thats just me
     
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    HomerTaco That "grill guy" Vendor

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    nice job!
    I gotta get me one of those...:eek:
     
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    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

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    Does that antenna's instructions say "no ground required"? I know some Firestiks sort of have their own "groundplane" system-just wondering.
    Anyways IMO a good antenna ground is a must and in your case is very easy-a #8 copper wire to the metal body and you're good.
     
  11. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    thanks bud
    I didnt say anything on the package...or I didnt see it. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    No its not supposed to BUT, it was fun.
     
  13. rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    X2 yeah it needs to be grounded. I just would run a wire from your mount to the frame to ground it and you will be fine.
     
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    Good job dude!
     
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    That's the same CB I've been looking at. At first I wanted to get the Galaxy 979 but I figure it would be an overkill for my purposes. This radio seems to be pretty decent for the size and price, + I see it a lot on TW = must be good then. I'm just looking to find one on sale :)
     
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    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    looks really good man
     
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    same shit as everyone else
    how much did it put u in the hole?
     
  18. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Yea I got this one because I want to start going to trail meets and stuff, chit chat on the road so I didn't need anything huge.

    It all came out to $97. Tack on another 25 for the SWR meter.
     
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    That's cheaper than what we used to pay in the 70s:Dyeah I'm old
     
  20. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Lol nothing wrong with age.

    But on my way to work today I picked up some engine noise, gonna have to check that out later today.
     
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