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My CB Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trdNick, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Mar 17, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    trdNick

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    I wanted a CB for when I go wheeling and just to play around with, but as yall know there aren't alot of options for mounting a cb in the Taco. I came across a Cobra 29 for $35 and got my inspiration from db (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/49635-cb-radio-cobra-29-mod-mount-center-console.html). I got my radio in the mail and immediately began diving into the massive amounts of soldering.

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    And 10 hours, and 126 solders later, I was finished moving the controls.

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    Now was time for the faceplate. I made a cardboard template and cut the face plate out of 1/8" sheet metal.

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    I got some L brackets and alen screws and mounted up the faceplate into the cubby in front of the shifter.

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    I proceeded to mount and run the wires under the center console back in the truck.

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    (I'm not gonna lie, kinda felt weird cutting such a nice truck haha).

    I ran my coax cable out under the drivers seat and to the bed where it was attached to a home made bracket I made using angle aluminum and grounded it. I have a 4' Firestik.

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    After it was all buttoned up it actually works :D

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    I love the location, super functional and clean:cool:. Let me know what yall think
     
  2. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    Job well done! Can`t go wrong with a cobra.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    Thank you sir :eek:
     
  4. Mar 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Looks clean. Kudos to you for digging through that spaghetti nest of wires, nice and tidy results.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Yeah its really not too too bad if you just go one wire at a time. About half way through the spaghetti starts to form lol
     
  6. Mar 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    The speaker on the model 29 is now in the dash or under the seat? Either way can you hear sound coming thru??:confused:
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 at 4:51 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    I was wondering the same thing. I didn't see an external speaker anywhere. Nice job on the install though. ;)
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    good work on the maze of wiring looks great
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    Now you need a Telex noise cancelling mic, reverb, and echo. Thats what i had when i was truck driving. Tuned mine up so much it would light up a floresent light bulb when you held close to the antenna.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    ?yep, how can you hear it? the speakers in them there radios are hard to hear at best. i know, my last rig i mounted a uniden cb over the rearview mirror.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    Nice work. Cobra 29 is a good choice. Went with a 25 myself.

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  12. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    That looks like a Cobra 25 :confused:
     
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    Yeah I edited. Couldn't fucking remember which one it was.

    Point being: Cobra - good radios.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    Yeah agreed. Great radios for the money.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    I've only tested it with the truck not running, so I'm not sure how loud it will be running down the road. If it isnt loud enough, I can add a speaker somewhere. Thanks for the positive feedback :rolleyes:
     
  16. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    I bought the radio used and when I opened it up it had an echo limiter already installed :D and it had been peaked and tuned so I should be good to go
     
  17. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    I added an external speaker today ( it came with the radio so I figured why not)
     
  18. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Good thinking :thumbsup:
     
  19. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    Yeah I didn't realize how much it would help :rolleyes:
     
  20. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    nice job!
     
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