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cb radio location

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by scyota03, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Dec 19, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    scyota03

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    anybody have any good ideas on how to mount a cb in a 01-04 xtra cab thats not in the way to much? i use to have it mounted beside the shifter but it wont allow the passenger seat to come all the way up.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    Liftedzuki

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    I plan on a handheld cb. Midland makes one I want
     
  3. Dec 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    Monster Coma

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    You can mount a cobra 75wxst out of the way and unplug it when not in use
     
  4. Dec 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Many of us just mount it in the dash, right under the aftermarket single-DIN radio. If you have a factory double-DIN unit, that would have to be replaced.

    A small CB can be fit into the ashtray area, but you'd have to sacrifice the stock ash tray.

    Otherwise, it would get in the way, except for the hand-held types.

    Do a search, lots of old threads on this.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    Uniden Pro 520XL in the ashtray slot.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    i need to take a pic of mine, it's in the same location as Adams.
    Adam why didn't you recess that a little? It seems it'd his your shifter.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    I have the same CB, but mounted differently.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dec 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    Bennett707

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    this is ideally how i want to set mine up.
    just need to get the single din radio
     
  9. Dec 20, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    Only because I didn't bother to "clearance" the heater duct that's back there. I mihght one day but it hasn't ever been an issue. Shifter doesn't get close at all.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    i mounted my CB between the drivers side door and to the left/below the steering wheel. i mounted it with velcro and put the mic right over the steering wheel. works perfect. velcro does well. its been mounted for 3 years
     
  11. Dec 20, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    I had the same issue with my CB even though I mounted it just below the stereo. Initially, it protruded badly due to the antenna lead attaching perpendicular to the back of the CB. I fixed this by using a 90-degree antenna adapter that attached to the back of the CB.
     
  12. Dec 20, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    if you get a 90 degree elbow you can fit it perfectly fine man, don't have to clearance anything.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Box Rocket: That reminds me of the '85 Buick I had in high school. You could bolt the ashtray bracket in upside down and then my Cobra 29 fit like a glove. It's almost like they designed it that way.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    How's that held to the console? Screws/velcro? I just bought that same CB and am planning on putting it in the same spot. That looks fantastic.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    Just goes in. Mine has no screws or anything same spot.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    x2. though i did add velcro as a safekeeping.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    Can you measure how tall they are?

    I'd like to see if it would fit my current lower single din hole..

    I really think I'm gonna do a handheld mobile then remove one power supply and make that my cb antenna plug.. So both wires go in same spot. Leaves me 1 cig lighter and one power supply if I don't usecb. Plus my cd player charges usb as well
     
  19. Dec 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Thanks!

    I had to use a dremel and "clearance" the dash trim slightly after I removed the ashtray. But it is a snug fit and would probably stay put on its own but I used some good 3M velcro just to be sure.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    I'm using the 90* elbow.
     
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