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

  1. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    TacoDell

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    Thanks Adam...
    I will hope these pics might be helpful to someone.

    kind of a hack job with the zip ties...
    (I may replace those with some velcro zip ties I purchased after the fact)

    But hey...
    the zip ties haven't failed yet and they're are outta view anyways...
    so's I'll prolly put that off forever. Lol

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    * note the 2 screws that support the forward side of the CB.
    Located just behind the facia (both right n left sides)

    ^ these were helpful in adding support.

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  2. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    Zip ties seem to be working just fine. I see no reason to change it
     
  3. Jan 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    Some lift, some armor, some scratches.. check out the build!
    I just found an old cb stashed in my garage; I'm not too familiar with them.. is there an easy way to test to see if it works??
     
  4. Jan 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    ffirg

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    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Anybody have experience with the uniden bearcat 880? I've been eyeballing that one lately but I'm not sure where to mount it. It's 7-1/4" x 7-1/4" x 2-1/8".
     
  5. Jan 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    I have a uniden no idea which one. I like it.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    scyota03

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    thanks everybody for the good ideas. the galaxy cb i have now just gets in the way..ima haft to buy a smaller one.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    power it up properly and see. Google is your best friend and CB is AWESOME for wheelin, traveling, driving with groups. Not calling people every second
     
  8. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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    SafetyDang

    SafetyDang get your facts straight

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    I followed your write up back in 2008. I used Velcro but haven't had any problems.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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  10. Feb 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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    CB radio in-dash install of Uniden Bearcat 880, 108" whip, and a few other little things...
    Funny you ask because i just finished my install of that very radio... I love the heck out of it, and it's by far the best radio I've had so far... The color change feature means it blends in to the rest of my dash at night and my dashboard doesn't look like a Technicolor Unicorn threw up on it. Here are some pics of how it looks installed:
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    There was a bit of issue with the antenna plug sticking out too far in the back and pushing against the duct work back there, and i actually had to push the antenna plug back into the CB radio a bit and put a 90 degree elbow on it to get it to work. It also took quite a bit of filing the plastic bezel to get it to fit. I have a few pics of the install process i could probably dig up if you're actually interested in a write up or something...
     
  11. Feb 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    Mega Mormon

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    CB radio in-dash install of Uniden Bearcat 880, 108" whip, and a few other little things...
    here's what it looks like in the day time:
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  12. Feb 18, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Nice! I didn't think it would fit in there. Like, I didn't think it would even come close lol. How is it secured in there? Looks good btw. I've been debating between the bearcat or the cobra 75wxst. I like the look of the bearcat a lot more, that's for sure.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Mega Mormon

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    CB radio in-dash install of Uniden Bearcat 880, 108" whip, and a few other little things...
    I had similar concerns and the choice was made for me when i got this radio when i bough an old 86 4runner and it was in the back still in the box and everything... i had it installed in my 85 4Runner and when i sold that i went about putting it in my new tacoma... i'll try to find some of the pictures i took of the actual install process and post them for you.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    ffirg

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    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Sweet, thanks. I get discounts on uniden radios at my work so I'll have to consider this now haha.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    Mega Mormon

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    CB radio in-dash install of Uniden Bearcat 880, 108" whip, and a few other little things...
    I didn't take as many pictures as i thought but here's what i have:

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    These pictures do not show the correct depth for how i ended up installing the radio. I was trying to mount the CB radio and stereo together with the stock mounting brackets that held in the stock radio. I did eventually get it to work but it took some slight modification to the bracket and to the cb radio itself by drilling new mounting holes. i had to readjust the cb radio and push it a lot more forward and i'm sorry to say that i don't have any of readjusted pictures...

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    The hole in this picture is the normal mounting hole that the radio comes with. Unfortunately, when i mounted the radio through this hole it pushed the radio too far into the dash (towards the firewall) and it hit the ducting behind it... i eventually had to open the radio to find a place safe to drill through and make my own mounting hole... but after that it seemed to work pretty well.

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    Again, this does not reflect the final mounting location...
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    After i did this the antenna connection on the back was really in the way. I had a 90 degree elbow but that still wasn't enough. What i had to do was actually open the radio and loosen the nut holding the connector in place so i could push it back into the radio more. I then used the same nut to hold it back inside the radio and i put the 90 degree elbow on it. The result was a new male connection that sat almost completely flush with the back panel and gave me enough space to install the radio. Be warned, i did have to re-solder the male connector back to the circuit board due to my own rough handling when i was trying to push the connector back into the body. I wish i had taken pictures because i know this is going to be hard to figure out what i'm talking about just reading it...

    I also had to file A LOT of the plastic bezel to get it to fit... and i do mean A LOT! and since the radio sticks out a bit it was also a tight fit getting the plastic bezel to fit over it... It took a lot of modification and work, but in the end i think it was worth it. I also have an external speaker that i'm going to mount in the headliner above the rear view mirror, but this radio is actually pretty loud and i can hear it really well even with the normal speaker burried in the dash...
     
  16. Feb 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    Installed the hidden part in the cavity under the ashtray on the passenger side, just behind the lower radio/hvac trim piece. When the handset is disconnected all that is left is the female half of the coupler. Works well, and it didn't require any real custom fitting. The hidden part is held in with zip-ties so it can be easily removed if need be. Only cutting I did is a small notch in the lower trim piece for the coupler wire so the trim piece would sit flush.

    This allows me to still retain the small storage cubby under my aftermarket radio, and the ashtray(change holder)

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  17. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

    Aquatic Tacoma The bees know...

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    Setup looks really good. Nice and clean. Like the switch panel, also.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Damn. That's more in depth than I thought it would be lol. Looks good though. I still don't know if I want a double din stereo or not. I'll figure out my cb when I choose the stereo.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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  20. Mar 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Where did you guys all mount your antennas ? I have dual 4' whips coming in the mail and I have two mirror mounts that I'm going to try and bolt up somewhere. or maybe make a bed bar that goes across the front of my bed to mount them to. not sure yet
     
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