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Old 04-21-2007
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CB cable to Spring Antenna

How's this work?



I understand the antenna screw into the spring, and the spring is mounted onto your bracket via it's 1/4 inch bolt and nut.. (MIssing the nut on mine)

How the hell do you hook the cable up to the spring?

PLEASE PM, OUT OF TOWN FOR SEVERAL DAYS
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There should be an adapter nut that you screw the cable into on the bottom.
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There should be an adapter nut that you screw the cable into on the bottom.
Hmm.. probally have to buy it thne..

I gotta buy a new spring anyways.. I think someone screwed the bolt in on the wrong side..

Don't point at me..

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radioshack sells the adaptor
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yeah i have the mount, then spring, then antenna. the antenna cable connects to the mount
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http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

Is this what I need?

What I need is basicly something that will allow me to mount the spring to alon's bracket and then connect the cable to the spring/bracket..

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yes that is the exact thing i got
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Should be but I wouldnt pay that for it. I got my spring and that for like 10 bucks. The antenna will be swinging alot though with a spring on it. I took mine off. If oyu go offroad under low trees then the spring will save the antenna.
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I do go, what people nowadays would call offroad..

I'm not going to be up most of the time anyways...
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Finally got it attached!!!

Just need to figure out where I want to mount the antenna tie down thing.

I could drill into the fiberglass cap, but I think It may be too much work, not to mention possible leakage..
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Okay. How tall of an antenna?? if she's a 4 footer, you shouldn't have to tie it down, unless you got a "springy" spring. I mean a loose spring. I mean a "weak" spring. Get what I'm saying??
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i would recommend the "10ft" spring with the 4ft antenna..

i have a fiberglass one, been on for 8+months, still stands straight, and it still flops around and can be amusing on the trails
my friend on the other hand, bought the 4ft spring, and hes had his for a few months less than me, his is all saggy and floppy, needless to say it looks like crap

just my $0.02


edit: mines attached to the toolbox, so it sits up around 9ft..
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i would recommend the "10ft" spring with the 4ft antenna..

i have a fiberglass one, been on for 8+months, still stands straight, and it still flops around and can be amusing on the trails
my friend on the other hand, bought the 4ft spring, and hes had his for a few months less than me, his is all saggy and floppy, needless to say it looks like crap

just my $0.02


edit: mines attached to the toolbox, so it sits up around 9ft..
That's a great suggestion. I'm probably going to pick some of those springs up tomarrow. Can you PM me a pic of your mount/spring/antenna/toolbox. I just wanna see it.
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uhm
tomorrow maybe

right now
half of Texas is under a tornado/flood/severe t-storm watch

and its raining/hailing/lightning/thundering out side.. if you dont mind waiting a day or 2
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and the mount i have is the "bumper" mount i do believe.. i trimmed a piece off, and put 2 bolts into the box, then J-B welded em in to make sure it wasn't going anywhere..
and if anyone knows of a place to get a 10ft FIBERGLASS antenna, please let me know

heres basically what i have.. just the mounting surface is bigger..
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and the mount i have is the "bumper" mount i do believe.. i trimmed a piece off, and put 2 bolts into the box, then J-B welded em in to make sure it wasn't going anywhere..
and if anyone knows of a place to get a 10ft FIBERGLASS antenna, please let me know

heres basically what i have.. just the mounting surface is bigger..
I'm running mirror mounts, minus the extra piece on the back. Yea, That's no problem waiting. I have family there, I love visiting during the storm season. It's exciting for a kid from Oregon.

Oh yea...found this a while back. I havn't actually looked through it thuroughly. I know you can get a 7ft firestik...I havn't seen anything taller than that.

http://www.bills2way.com/equip/antennas.html
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its exciting. i have nothing against lightning/thunder

its the tornadoes that scare me
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I'm running mirror mounts, minus the extra piece on the back. Yea, That's no problem waiting. I have family there, I love visiting during the storm season. It's exciting for a kid from Oregon.

Oh yea...found this a while back. I havn't actually looked through it thuroughly. I know you can get a 7ft firestik...I havn't seen anything taller than that.

http://www.bills2way.com/equip/antennas.html
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Oh yea...found this a while back. I havn't actually looked through it thuroughly. I know you can get a 7ft firestik...I havn't seen anything taller than that.

http://www.bills2way.com/equip/antennas.html

my buddy has a 102" metal one.. its been bent over, and creased and it sits sideways.. it just looks bad..

maybe a 7' is what i saw on the ultimate 4 wheeler DVD on the scorpion?
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