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where to mount cb?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by want1bad, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    want1bad

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    ok guys where did yall mount yalls cb at? im having a hard time trying to find a spot for mine that wont be in the way. post pics if ya got em and thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    91Toyotabogger

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  3. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    thats awesome man thanks. i dont have an aftermarket stereo yet but thats a good option for when i eventually do get one.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    I actually didnt really mount it. the cable runs under the console in the vicinity of the inverter and then splits to the left and right(dual antanea) ending by the rear seat belt mounts behind the panels back there. there is a plug down low on the back of your cab and it is almost impossible to get to from the inside. I ended up drilling a hole into the plastic and then running it that way. to make along story short:) my radio seems to be best between the drivers seat and the console wall just sitting there unmounted. i like it because it is right at my hands perfect reach (thigh area) and is facing up while the speaker is facing towards me. it actually sets there quite nice. i'll post a pic tomorrow.

    There really wasnt a spot ive seen yet that made me happy about mounting it there so i went this way.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    that soungs good, dont have to worry about screw holes if you ever remove it.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Mr. Bonner - what radio do you have? I like the idea of a forward mounted speaker! I'm a deaf guy! Too many guns, motorcycles and music! (and think about it - I did all that damage with out the aid of sub-woofers!) :eek:
     
  7. Feb 13, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    That's exactly how I mounted mine

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    i depends a lot on the size.

    mine went in the ash tray just like tacomaman but it barely fits. if its any wider, it wasnt gonna work. some cutting is required to mount it there.

    if its single din sized, putting it under an aftermarket radio would be good.

    other put it behind the center console (if you have one) or next to the shifter using the supplied brackets
     
  11. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    there is i have mine mounted back there. you have to remove all the shit, cut of the back supporting pience for the ash tray then cut into another piece behind it so the cb cable has room, i think the second area i am talking about it for the ac/heather air flow (its all just thin plastic) and air comes out the the new hole when the heather is turned one. not a big deal and if you dont cut into the second piece you will only be like a 1/4 inch from flush, mine is actually reccessed a little bit.
     
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    you don't have to cut into the A/C vent tube, most people just heat it up with a heat gun and push in on the tube with the back of a screwdriver or something similar to make room for the coax, this way your AC still works properly.
     
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    i tried that and i ending up having to bend it back so much it broke, so i just cut a little hole in it. i dont really care because i dont use my A/C thats what windows are for. i will get a pic later today.
     
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    Its not the greatest but it works. And the wires are under the carpet, that where I mounted mine. I love where you guys have mounted yours under the headunit. I would do that, but my Sirius radio box is behind there. I use my headunit to control the sirius.

    IMG_0973.jpg
     
  15. Feb 16, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Hey HBMurphy, sorry it took a while to get the pics but its not really a forward facing a speaker. it is a normal bottom facing one but the way it is placed, the speaker is pointing at me. It actually stays intact and doesnt really move around. when i move the seat forward and backwards it moves but does not scuff anything and i find that it is actually well positioned for use.

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    I ran it under the console and the under the carpet to the sides by where the seat belt actually mounts to the floor. when you pull out the panel on the side to access the seat belt anchor area you will find that plastic floor plate has been sealed in with that foam crap and is impossible to pull out so i drilled a hole to access these holes in the back of the cab. this one is the drivers side, rear of the cab. i know i need to seal it up sith some silicone.
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    i basically ran it up to the edge of the bed and drilled a hole to run it through. then i had to take off the side panels to mount the mounts and ground the antenna. i know i still need to put a rubber seal in there to make it look nice. been a little lazy. i dont have the antennas up when not in use. the are stowed under the seats.
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    anyways that is how i have my setup and it has turned out qutie nice. I only did it because i just could be happy with any place that it was possible to mount so when i ran the cable under the console i noticed it sat nicely in that spot so thats where it stayed.
     
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