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My Cobra 29 LTD Chrome Mounting Solution

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bengland25, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    Bengland25

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    So i got a Cobra 29 LTD Chrome last week and realized there is ABSOLUTELY no where to mount this thing without it being in the way, its too large!

    Solution:

    Use Cat-5 wire and extend the face plate from the box about 5'. Took around 150 total separate solders (NEVER want to solder again after that mess!) Followed the work done by DB. (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/49635-cb-radio-cobra-29-mod-mount-center-console.html)

    Then Cut out the space needed to slide the face plate into the center storage area just south of the AC controls.

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    After that I was able to test fit it into the location I am going to secure it to tomorrow! So stoked on how it looks and how well its going to come out!

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    I am going to attach the CB functional end with some sheet metal that is fastened to the center console area. And then I am going to count out some sheet metal to cover the top of the functional end so none of the wires get ruined or anything like that...

    I will definitely post some pictures of it done...
    ...And if people want a write-up on it, Ill do that as well!!!

    Hope ya'll like it!!! I know I do :D

    ALL DONE! took most of the day because I wanted it to come out right! I was planning on putting a small lid on top of it to keep the wires and everything clean but couldnt figure out how to mount it!

    Here are some pictures of the final product, Let me know if anyone wants a DIY/Write-up on this. Took a ton of pictures so I could if there is any interest.

    Hope you all enjoy my enjoy work as much as I am enjoying my beer while playing with my new CB!!!

    Finished mounted in its new location:
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    Box under the passanger seat. Held it down it velco!
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    How the faceplate was mounting into the center console trim under the AC Control:
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    :D
     
  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    That, sir, looks like a right proper job. Well done!
     
  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    That is great!
     
  4. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Nicely done! I was wondering where you were going to mount the faceplate, looks like it fits good where it is and looks sharp.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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  6. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Thanks guys! Glad others liked my idea. I searched for a while and wasn't set on any of the ideas, so I searched for my own solution. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow of it in and all hooked up!
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Btw, thanks for the rep man!
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    lol.

    what the hell is this? Like a CB or something? People still use those things? I'm for real.....

    :crapstorm:
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    HAHA yes people still use them! good for when your in the back country away from cell towers, on road trips for traffic and weather. not a bad thing to have! recommend getting one for your rig! It's the AMERICAN thing to do hahahahaha

    :oldglory:
     
  10. Jan 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Finished Install. Thread Updated!!! :cheers:
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Looks good :thumbsup: Did you mont a mic hanger anywhere? Mine just flops around in my cup holder or it's on my lap when I'm jabber jawwin' I've yet to find a good spot to put a mount.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    Nice job !
     
  13. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Cool man. Thanks for the info, I truly didn't know.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    Excellent Job!!!:) Very professonal looking job!! I just mounted mine to the passenger side of the center console. Dont think I could have handled all that small soldering.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    No I havent mounted it yet, was thinking of just mounting it to the left of the shifter on the side of that panel. Either that or Ill just leave it in my glove box when im not using it and toss it in the cup holder when I am. let me know if you find a good spot to mount man.

    Thanks!

    No problem, glad I could help :D

    Thanks for the good words man, I am glad others like the idea!

    And to be honest I wasnt sure if I could handle the soldering either, considering it was only the 3rd time I have ever soldered haha. But grabbed some beer and sat down and got it done and it works so I couldnt have asked for more! really wasnt that bad just have to keep it all organized as best as possible and it will work out
     
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    Got the 4' Firestik II hooked up today! gonna clean up all the wirin tomorrow morning and then off to tuning! tried it out real fast tn and did a short little tuning job and it worked beautifully! cannot be happier tonight! gonna have some brew and take it easy now!

    :cheers:

    edit: Pictures of complete set-up to come tomorrow when it is a little more bright outside!
     
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  18. Mar 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    HAHA If you ever want to do this, let me know and Ill help out man! glad you like it!
     
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    Cool man, I'm just waiting for a good deal and I'll get into it. I really want it on my truck before June for Sure.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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    Check Craigslist, that's where I found mine. And just hit me up when you get one and I'll help out if need be! I love having it in though, great for longer trips and offloading!
     
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