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Overhead CB Mounting?

OK So I finally had an excuse to buy a new CB, the Centralia trip.

Anyway I'm looking around for a nice place to mount it and I'm thinking of the same spot many of you put your OHCs. What I'd like to know is what should I do in regards to mounting a CB there...or should I not?

I've viewed some posts of how to install the OHC and its helped but I'm still curious? Oh and whoever is going to Centralia and has a SWR meter can you bring it pretty please?
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I think you should just mount an OHC up there! The compass and temp has come in handy for me so many times. Or if you did mount the CB up there, you might want to get an OHC if you ever decide to sell your truck, so you could cover up the hole in your headliner.
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You dont need to drill holes if you mount it up there, check out my car domain page for pics of my overhead cb mount
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I always thought of getting one small enough to mount in place of my ash tray.
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what ash tray? jsut curious cause most newer trucks don't have em.
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what ash tray? jsut curious cause most newer trucks don't have em.
Mine has the ashtray in place of the little cubby next to the air bag switch. Either way, you could still modify the cubby. Most CB's wouldnt fit into it though.
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ahh gotya... interesting...
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Mine is mounted just aft of my OHC. You can see it on this site if you search for it.
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Here i have mine mounted here
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OK thanks a lot... I think I'll be putting it in above the rearview mirror. Its relatively small Uniden 520.


Also I assume I can use the power wires running to my dome light as most of you did for your OHC power as well???
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Yes, I used the map light wire but it presents a problem: the power saver relay cuts the power about 10 minutes after you exit and close your doors. That means there's not "constant power" to hold the memory up. If your CB requires this, you will find it has reverted back to channel 9 (or whatever it's default is) everytime you turn it on after leaving it for awhile.
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Nice...

How you got it set up...

Good job...
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OK I was trying to create a hybrid mounting system for my CB. However since I'm not Jesse James nor do I possess 1/100th the equipment he has I could not effectively make a "mounting bar" to go between my visor mounts to which I planned to attach my CB mount. I got about 75% there, making a mount bracket out of 1/8 by 1 aluminum bending it to the contour of roof etc. I just couldn't get it "perfect" nor could I effectively mount the visor clip points. SO much to my dismay and the loss of $4.97 for the piece of Aluminum I scraped that idea, literally, and just measured carefully and drilled to teeny weeny holes into the roof support and bolted the damn CB down...I'm quite pleased with how it looks...wiring and all...I woulda taken pictures for ya'll but the digicam is in South Carolina with the girlfriend!


Appreciate your quick responses!
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That's all I did. The heck with the holes. I've got added holes all over my truck -- what's a fre more? Fastening it straight to the roof brace makes the most sense since it keeps it "low profile" and snug to the roof.
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