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CB Radio (Cobra 29) Mod & Mount in Center Console

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by DDD, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Jul 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Wow. I glued a couple of door stops to the bottom (so I can hear the speaker) and sat it up on the dash. It is f'n huge. Nice job! If I tried that I'd burn my truck to the ground.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    nice set up thats exactly what i was plannin on doing.. could you take some pics of the ribbon wire that you had to cut and solder? thanks bud
     
  3. Jul 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    No ribbin wire. I used cat5e I think. Then I got a few packs of molex connectors and crimped/soldered them in about a foot from the face plate to ease in assembly/removal.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    fucking awesome!
     
  5. Nov 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    gonna try this next weekend hopefully i dont :bananadead:
     
  6. Nov 4, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    Go slow. You'll be ok.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    Bengland25

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    Hey Zach, who did all your wires for this? Hahhaha ;)
     
  8. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    Soooo I bought a new radio and want to used shielded wire to minimize noise. Also want to use some molex connectors so that I can disconnect if need be. Any suggestions or anything when doing it for the second time? Mine still works awesome but wanted the weather watch feature! Haha


    Soooo what would you do different if you did this again? (Minus mounting location I would assume).
     
  9. Jan 15, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    not fuck mine up to the point where it didnt work after hours of soldering :(
     
  10. Jan 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    i have wanted to mount mine where the stock head unit goes
     
  11. Jan 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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    Haha yeah I was terrified when I did mine but it all worked out!
     
  12. Feb 14, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    To all of the guys that were contemplating doing this mod, no need! I bought a new radio and have mine up for sale, check out the 2nd gen. BST thread. Everything works great and I have it priced at $100. PM for info..
     
  13. Mar 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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    Christ you guys, this all looks AWESOME
     
  14. Mar 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    what is the max length on the Cat 5e before it does not work anymore
     
  15. Mar 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    I did about 5-6 feet on mine. I just took a length of wire with my arms stretched out and cut it. You can see it in my build.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    you could always mount it here :D

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  17. Apr 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    Outstanding job doing your remote head. I found your post through Google because I was searching for CB's with a detachable head to do the same thing you did but with less pain - ha! Very nice job my man. I just purchased a new F250 diesel so I can finally have some muscle to tow camping trailers in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado uphill at 70MPH if I want to. Very best regards to you - again - excellent job.
    Scott Jennings
     
  18. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    Can't believe I've never seen this thread until now. Derek, very awesome tedious work! :thumbsup:
     
  19. May 27, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    Great work and thanks!! This is just what I was looking for.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable#Maximum_cable_segment_length

    100 Meters, 330 Feet for stable network usage. Just FYI, Cat 5E is designed to carry 5VDC a very long way without signal loss. If you're worried about signal loss or "noise" from interference use Cat 6 cable. It has an additional cross shaped insulator running through the cable. It is a bit of a pain to work with at times, but if you really need the piece of mind then go for it, but it really isn't needed. I have personally ran regular Cat 5 cable for more than 100 feet with no issues, for networking use of course.

    So, the short answer is, no matter how much you think you will need, Cat 5 or Cat 5E will be able to handle any length you want to put in to your cab, or any where else on your Taco.
     
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