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102" SS Whip Mounting ???'s

I wanna replace my 4' wilson fiberglass cb antenna. I had to remove it from where it was since my new toolbox wouldn't open up more than half way. I like the look of it but I was thinking about switching to a 102" whip. That's what I originally wanted but the place I went to told me I had to buy six of them at a time cuz that's how many he has to buy and nobody buys them apparently. Well I found a single whip, mounting brackets and such. What I need to know is; Can I mount this on my rear bumper and have it bent down to a lil clip on my bed rail. So is it worth my time and money? I'm not too sure of the angles and if it will work, where can I find the clip or whatever it is to hold down the tip of the antenna? Thanks in advance for your help guys.
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talk to interceptor he has it done.
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is this what I'm looking for??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/USGI-...spagenameZWDVW

I don't know wtf the rope is for, but i can see where that metal clip would come in handy.
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oh snap!.. i never was able to find anything like that.. thats perfect... awsome find man, the metal clip goes over the whip and the rope you pull down and attach somewhere like make a bracket to attach it to and yer set
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I have a quick question for ya, how did you run the wiring? I ran mine down into the bed through the grommet and into the door jam up and around till finally it goes in by the inside fuse box under the dash. I have heard its bad to have the antenna wire in "loud noise" areas, so I didnt know if the door jam was a bad idea or not. I can talk to people fine when the truck is off, but I seem to get quite a bit more interference when driving, could that be why or is that normal?
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im not following the rope part..

i can fab up some stuff...i got metal, skills, and tools..i can make a few here and there..

Andy you got a detailed pic of drawling...
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detailed pic of what?..


the rope if you look on some humvees, is the part that is attached to the truck, like a tie down, but i was saying for a more permanent thing, just screw it to yer truck using a plate or somthn to hold the rope down at watever length you want.
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detailed pic of what?..
the way you got yours mounted

some like close pics
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the main mount? or the pull down mount, cause the way i have it so i have hold it down is just a strap i made that is attached to my door jam, basically a loop of velcro strap..it works i guess

heres a pic of the main mount..and if u look really close you can see the strap

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the strap in this pic is fukt up so dont look lol, but closer view of mount
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the main mount? or the pull down mount, cause the way i have it so i have hold it down is just a strap i made that is attached to my door jam, basically a loop of velcro strap..it works i guess

heres a pic of the main mount..and if u look really close you can see the strap



the strap in this pic is fukt up so dont look lol, but closer view of mount

you just used that last bolt holdin down those plastic pieces on the bed..

cuz i got a tono cover also and mine sits on the inside of those plastic pieces..ill work on something..im a smart fella.....I THINK
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the antenna mount is attached through the rails into the top of the bes with 4 large driller screws

i would assume you could too :)
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ok my question is where did you buy the damn whip at cause ive looked all over and cant find ****
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Radio Shack
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i belive agri supply has the 102" and bigger.
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radio shack has them in the back of the store, you have to ask someone knowledgeable to get one. The younguns don't know that they carry it.
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I had to tell the guy where they kept them when I was in there picking a few up.

Is it sad that I know what they have in the store better than the people working there?
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nope radio shack doesnt have them around here anywher3e, i guess im gonna ahve to go in the back with them lol
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Picking a FEW up...i only needed one.
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so your wanting to sell me one right texas? :)
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i actually got mine from hazzardjohn which was nice.. cause yea, i had some **** for luck times trying to find one myself, but it all depends on if you know where the little shops are or businesses that have em
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Try Radio Shacks in smaller towns. My Local Radio Shack (Forest Lake MN) always has them. They are only about 12 bucks. We are kind of a redneck town so they keep them in stock. I have bought three of them over the years, ( I still have two and I gave one to Interceptor)

Any Radio shack can order one for you to.

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nope radio shack doesnt have them around here anywher3e, i guess im gonna ahve to go in the back with them lol

According to the RS website, all the RS's within 25 miles of you have them "In Stock"
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tideguy, matt is the one that said he picked a few up. i was laughing at him.
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