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CB Install w/ Single Stereo

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 05offroad, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    05offroad

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    I saw a thread about first gens mounting a cb in the dash...so I thought I'd try it with mine.


    First was figuring out where I wanted it.
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    Next was to take out the center piece of the dash..

    Gently pop out the air conditioner stuff from the bottom...Then take out four bolts holding in the dash section.

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    Pull it out carefully (has clips that should come out when pulled on lightly.

    This is after taking it out and unplugging everything from the stereo and clock assembly.

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    The black bracket holds the section in place...it will need to be removed by taking out the screw on each side (you can see where I already removed them)

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    Next I measured the cb and where the cut needed to be made...

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    I taped it off and cut it with a cut off disk.

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    Here's the cut before I cleaned it up.

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    Then I sanded it down and test fitted the cb.

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    I then cut the bracket that holds the stereo assembly in place...

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    Sanded the areas around the cut...

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    And applied epoxy then let dry...

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    Once it was dry I put velcro strips along the top of the cb to hold it in...

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    Now it was time to put it in the truck. Ran the cb power and ground wires through the dash to keep them hidden. (also had to switch to cell phone pictures because camera died)

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    Now I put it back together until I get enough money for my antenna.

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    I'll post up what I did with the power, ground, and antenna wires when I get an antenna.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    Looks Good. Nice and clean. Great Job!!
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    Nice idea... I like!
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    Thanks!!!
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    looks good :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Does anyone know where to get a good antenna at around san diego?? maybe a firestick not sure yet
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    sick! i have a double din and was wondering if i could fit a cb in there as well.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Yeah ha I'd been thinking about it for awhile but just got around to it today. its pretty easy just make sure your cb isn't too big because you do have to cut the bracket...and cutting to much could make it to weak
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    Nice man, looking forward to your update.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    Got my antenna and parts today...

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    Going to have updates soon
     
  12. Apr 14, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Hey can someone help me with grounding the antenna? I want to put it on the bedrail but its all plastic. Can I run a wire to the frame and if I do where to I attach it to on the antenna side? The mounting bracket? The antenna itself? thanks
     
  13. Apr 17, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Finished my Cb today.. all thats left is to have it tuned.

    Needed to get to the metal on the bedrail..

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    Picked a spot for the bracket..

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    Grinded the paint off to get a good ground..

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    Mounted the bracket..

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    Ran the cable from Cb through a plug in the floor right next to the drivers seat...and then to the bed..

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    Test Fit..

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    Then I put the bedrail piece back on and it's all done..

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    And another of the Cb mounted in dash..

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    Oh and thank you NraFan for helping with all my questions. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Apr 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Nice antenna install!
     
  15. Apr 17, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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  17. Apr 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    Had to move the ground to some metal in the dash because I was getting a ton of static. And took the antenna spring off because it wasn't strong enough and would swing all over the place
     
  18. Apr 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    How is your uniden I have the same one and its really quite, you mentioned a ground for the antenna mount how does that work?
     
  19. May 5, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    I like my uniden, it's plenty loud for me. But there is an external speaker port you could add a speaker to. and with the antenna...it depends what you get. Some don't need a ground plane (but I've heard they are tricky to tune), and some do (mine did so that's why I had to mount to a metal surface and grind through the paint). Also don't put it too close to the cab. Mines about six inches back and it tuned fine. Hope this helps
     
  20. Jul 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    omg... :) lol only if i saw this earlier... I think i might do this is i don't a touch audio interface :)

    Good work MIKE!
     
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