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Clean VHF/CB radio installs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FoleySwampPlotts, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Jun 25, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Btnewman

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    Custom body work/damage ARB rear locker Bumpers Shocks Other parts Tires and Rims Air tank fully plumbed into truck "Golf ball mod"
    Half the time I print it, just cuz I can...
    Although I did find the petg isn't too fond of a hot summer dash. It got soft enough to not grip the ball too well, so I am going to try to print the grips out of abs to see if they can handle the heat.
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    That’s pretty cool.
    I’d figure it would take a few mounts to pay for the printer?

    How complicated is the software to design parts?

    Can the quality be close to the RAM parts?
     
  3. Jun 25, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Just be warned about this. I did a similar mount location on my truck. Because of the radiation pattern from the antenna mount location, you will get out great in front of the truck, but you won't be able to talk to anyone behind you. Mine is so bad I'm considering moving it.
     
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  4. Jun 25, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Btnewman

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    My printer has more than paid for itself, I paid about $300 for it a few years ago.
    And as far as how complicated is it to draft up parts depends on the user, some people can pick it up quite quick, some not so much. Luckily, the are tutorials everywhere for most drafting programs. Also help if the user is able to break down designs into simpler shapes.
    As far as strength, they are not quite as strong as the actual ram mounts. But I could easily add a little more material to beef them up a bit. Also, they don't have the light rubber coating on the balls like ram mounts do, so the don't quite grip as solid as Rams.
    I have designed little TPU (a rubber like 3d printer filament) inserts that do help grip the ball a little better
     
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  5. Jun 25, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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  6. Jun 25, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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    Here is the install I did with my FT-891

    IMG_7165.jpg IMG_7166.jpg IMG_7228.jpg IMG_7229.jpg IMG_7320.jpg IMG_7222.jpg IMG_7224.jpg

    IMG_7244.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 26, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    This is my 2nd gen. Do you think mounting a dual band VHF/UHF in the pictured mount will receive interference from the AM/FM antenna?

    IMG_20190625_210107979.jpg
     
  8. Jun 26, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Yes. It will also couple lots of power into the AM/FM.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    8/10 ; solid crotch shot, but could use a little more...je ne sais quoi
     
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  10. Jun 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    For your purposes this radio is awesome. The only downside is when trying to access split-tone repeaters, per this post
     
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  11. Jun 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    This arrangement works pretty well for HF.

    20180421_084808.jpg
     
  12. Jun 27, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    You gonna tell us where you got that under seat tray?
     
  13. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Looks like the 891 body and an autotuner.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    Also, what antenna is that you're using with the FT-891 and tuner?
     
  15. Jun 27, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    I’m talking about the piece of metal they’re mounted to. I’m assuming it’s custom.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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    ^^this
     
  17. Jun 27, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    Wow I totally misread what you had said, sorry!
     
  18. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    Found it.

    TW won’t let me post the link but ********* sells them.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    It will not have too much issue with receiving. While it is close to the vertical it is not actually too close. On transmit however you have two issues, one is the loss incurred and the other is the power received on the FM car radio. But technically you shouldn’t be transmitting while you have the FM radio on anyway so even that may not be an issue. Let us know if you cook the car stereo.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2019 at 3:41 AM
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    Sorry, never got any alerts that it was replied to.

    Anyway, it’s an amplifier plate that taco_tunes sells for their audio systems.
     
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