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Welp you all have scene this before. I stole the Idea off of Alon. Overal a good idea. Here are some work in progress pics. Just two of them. They are getting primered right now. Mad one up for me, tonkaranger04, and his bro. Iget pics of the finished and set up project when done. Overal I like the idea.

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how in the world did you all run your coax antenna cable with out it looking all gawdy and crap. (Note: I have a ton-u cover lol)
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how in the world did you all run your coax antenna cable with out it looking all gawdy and crap. (Note: I have a ton-u cover lol)
i answered your Q in Alon's thread...
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how in the world did you all run your coax antenna cable with out it looking all gawdy and crap. (Note: I have a ton-u cover lol)
notch the tail light...
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any other options besides the tail light?
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any other options besides the tail light?
Drill a hole in the body
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I was thinking of running it up through the corner of my shell and then to the hole in the top of the bed. I know it isn't as clean but I don't like the idea of notching my tail light. I know it doesn't make much sense.
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You gotta watch that you don't pinch that coax too much. It could damage the braid or even damage the core shielding and make your SWR's go through the roof.....i.e. fry your cb.

You want it somewhere where it won't get rubbed or pinched.
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ok, what is the best way of removing the tail light and notching it? I've never replaced a bulb or removed the lights on this truck.
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ok, what is the best way of removing the tail light and notching it? I've never replaced a bulb or removed the lights on this truck.
Taillights are hyper easy. There are two exposed screws on the outside, and if you drop the tailgate, you will see two on the inside. Remove them and the lights will fall right out.
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once you get that bracket hooked up its really obvious where to run the coax and where to notch the light . The notch will not have to be very big and so its not like water can get in the light housing or anything . Check out how i ran it https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=38227

Make sure you note the notch is slightly bigger then needed cuz i slipped with the drill.
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once you get that bracket hooked up its really obvious where to run the coax and where to notch the light . The notch will not have to be very big and so its not like water can get in the light housing or anything . Check out how i ran it https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=38227

Make sure you note the notch is slightly bigger then needed cuz i slipped with the drill.

My work is blocking the pictures for somereason? Can you save to like a car domain, or your computer than try and post them up. Im reall interested to see it........
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nevermind I got through the suff control for 2min. Looks clean. I mat do it idk yet. I just bought after market lights 2 months ago. Don't know if i want to cut em or not?
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nevermind I got through the suff control for 2min. Looks clean. I mat do it idk yet. I just bought after market lights 2 months ago. Don't know if i want to cut em or not?
take a dremel and notch it right where the wire is supposed to come out.. Jared in CO rangerboy... did his that way it came out nice maybe PM him me might still have the picture.. also he rounded the edges on the bracket on the outside made it look nicer
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Heres some more pic of the new bracket. I put it in the leathe at work and trimed it up some. The tailgate was slightly scratching the mount. Her are some pices.
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i ran my coax behind my bedliner, idk if you have one but i did that and down the front of the bed and along my frame rail up into of the pre drilled holes under the drivers seat
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that would be a mill... not a lathe lol. looks good by the way
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