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Old 11-15-2009
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CB where to mount

i've got a 87 single cab ranger with a (broken) bench seat. my toolbox has a cb antenna mount and i've always wanted to put one in this truck but cant figure out where to mount the damn thing. the roof would be nice but i dont need holes in my roof.

any suggestions would be awesome.
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Old 11-15-2009
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Mine is mounted under the ash tray:

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Old 11-15-2009
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theres no panel like that under mine where your mount is at is where (i think) heater crap is at its a black box of some sort
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Old 11-15-2009
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what about on a 07?
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Old 11-16-2009
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i have the same midland cb as that and i mounted it right behind the armrest on the back wall (reg cab)
it keeps it outta the way
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Old 11-19-2009
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i got an o7 and i mounted mine (uniden PRO510XL) up between the sun visiors i can get pics of my custom built bracket if you want real easy install
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Old 11-19-2009
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id like to see the custom bracket if possible.

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Old 11-20-2009
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Old 11-22-2009
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here you go,
i used a pice of 1/8"x2"x3 ft aluminium from lows then measured the distance from the first visor bracket to the bend in the roof, the length of the downward part of the roof, the lenght of the center and then reapeat for the other side, add all those together to get the overall length, then to make the bends to contour around the headliner i took a hacksaw at the point of the bend and cut about 1/4 to 1/2 way into the aluminum and then bent it, repeat for all the bends and then make the holes for each screw on each side and the dowels on the visor bracket, then i found where i wanted the cb to sit and marked and drilled the holes for the cb bracket, then i riveted the cb bracket to the aluminum mount. any ?'s lemme know


took the photos with my phone at night so some of the pics arent very good. and by buying the 3ft pice of aluminum it allowed for at least one screw up cause when you bend it you have to be carful not to bend to far too fast or it will break
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Old 11-28-2009
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this is all kind of great, but NONE of it helps me with my 87
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Old 11-28-2009
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So get a cb like this and you can pretty much mount it anywhere.

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Old 11-28-2009
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i've been looking at those. how well does it work?
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Old 12-10-2009
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In my ’88 Ranger I built a small overhead console to mount my UNIDEN Pro 520.
Ran the Coax on top of the Headliner to the 3rd Brake Light and out on the lower side of it.
Mounted my Antenna on the Sport Bar and tuned it.
No Pics because the ’88 has been gone now for eight years. (rest in peace).

The 1st gen Ranger have a lot of room, under the dash, overhead, get the CB within arms reach and nail it.

Maybe since the Bench Seat is broken you could replace the seats with bucket and a console and mount to the front of the console where my new one will be as soon as I get the new seats and console in.

Someone did a write on using a piece of aluminum under the back of the console as a mounting point but you could reverse that and mount to the front of the console.

Just thinking out loud, sorry if none of this helps but just trying to get ya think’n.
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone View Post

Thanks dude you just gave me a great idea. Never like the cb in the back but i can build a mount and put in the front.
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Old 03-02-2010
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Here are shots of my install, it is an old superstar 120 from the 80's. My Dad made the mount from and extra piece of stainless steel he had.
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