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Let's see some CB antenna mounting options

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by quetzal, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Jul 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    quetzal

    quetzal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to get some ideas as to where I want to mount my antenna, looked thru and founds lots of pics on the 2nd gens but not much on our 1st gens. :cool:
     
  2. Jul 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
  3. Jul 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr Mojo Risin

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    End of the tailgate using the bamf mount, I'll post a pic

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  4. Jul 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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    tan4x4

    tan4x4 Well-Known Member

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    This is how I used to have mine. It in the driver-side front corner of the bed.
    A little hokey, but worked well.
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  5. Jul 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    arifleman

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    BAMF x3. Looks and fits good, & plenty strong! Worth the wait when ordering.

    P1020508.jpg
     
  6. Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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    BDN

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  7. Jul 12, 2014 at 7:32 PM
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    TejasYOTA

    TejasYOTA Countinuous improvement

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    I use to have my cb antenna on my ARB bumper
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    I now use a Wilson 1000 magnet mount antenna.
    It is on my tool box.
    The SWR is way under 2.
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  8. Dec 11, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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    buzzhead8189

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    Four foot Stik on the bumper I built. Great SWR. Doesn't flop around. Doesn't get in the way.

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    How I built that corner of the bumper to allow for coax connection. I used a 90 degree coax elbow in there also.

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  9. Dec 11, 2014 at 9:07 PM
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    chriswh86

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    Can you folks see the BAMF mount/antenna from your drivers side mirror?
     
  10. Dec 11, 2014 at 9:08 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr Mojo Risin

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    Not the mount but the antenna yes. It's not a big deal to me, kind of cool I suppose haha
     
  11. Dec 11, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    chriswh86

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    Id like to be able to see mine I think, I go through some trails that are half the width of the truck bush wise if I am lucky. So id like to be able to see if the antenna gets caught or not :)
     
  12. Dec 11, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr Mojo Risin

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    Yea you can easily accomplish that with this mount. I see mine every time it swings around. My spring is stiff enough that it won't fly all over the place
     
  13. Jan 27, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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    smmarine

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    What did you guys with the BAMF tailgate mount use to attach the antennae to? My existing mount is too big for the hole that comes predrilled in the bracket.

    Also, I'm intending to use a 102" whip
     
  14. Jan 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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    thunderone

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    Not a good pic but you get the idea. Extra long mirror mount bolted to the toolbox.

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  15. Jan 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    arifleman

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    I have the BAMF tailgate mount. I mounted a 4' Firestik antennae to it. IIRC, Jerry will bore a different sized hole as you require. I want to say the BAMF mount came drilled 1/2" antennae hole and I needed 5/8"..or maybe it was vice versa? Sorry I can't recall more specifically.
    I really like that BAMF mount, powder coated - a real quality piece of kit. Good luck on your project.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2016 at 1:33 PM
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    NightProwler

    NightProwler Formerly 'toendanger'

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    Wilson super flex w/quick disconnect easily accessible with a quick reach out the window. Awesome antenna too btw. She really dances and flexes up there:D Wind kinda bows her back pretty good at higher speed, but no biggie.
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  17. Jan 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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    Tacofire98

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    For those of you who mounted it in the back of the bed, how did you route it into the cab?
     
  18. Jan 27, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr Mojo Risin

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    went through the storage area in the back, like where the jack and tools are. There is a grommet that I slit open and ran it down the tailgate
     
  19. Jan 27, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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    Tacofire98

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    Good to know thanks! I plan on doing this soon.
     
  20. Jan 27, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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    thunderone

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    Between the bed/cab gap, above the muffler heat shield, above the fuel lines, above the driver side frame rail, through the grommet under the driver floormat area. No zip ties needed.
     
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