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Guys with BIG CB's 5spds, Heres my Install!

Well for christmas I got a Cobra29 wx which is a huge CB with all the bells and whistles. having a 5spd I knew it was going to be harder to find a fuctional place (dont like it above my head) without really being able to see it.. At first I istalled it by my ash tray which was out of the way but touched the gear shifter in 5th. I had it mounted with small self tapping screws which really didnt grab anything under the dash, But it worked.

Riding out to my land today it fell off the mount so I desided find a better place for it.

Heres what I did, Drank 2 diet Mt Dews then I took the ashtray and airbag mount out. I think it was 4 screws total. Snaped the airbag switch off the mount and put it up in the dash. I can still get to it by just removing the CB from the mount if need be.




I used zipties from the top screw holes (frame) and wrapped it around the CB mount. I didnt tightin them untill all the zipties were ran. After about 3 or 4 zipties it is tight. Looks alot better and it is really snug. Its so snug the hardest part is lineing the CB back up with the cb mount holes. Sort of like having sex in complete dark halfway asleeep. Hope this helps somebody out.




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Thats the reason I went with an over head console mount.

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Any more pics of your overhead console?
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There on my cardomain page 7.

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Thats cool!
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Thats cool!
It is, I like it. I was kinda hoping it was something I could buy and didn't have to make.
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It was made from bits of scraps I had laying around. Faceplate and main support was pine. The frame was made from balsa wood. The cover was some fiber based paper from a craft store and tacked it together with hot glue. The mounting brackets were made out of some old hacksaw blades. Hardest part was sanding the fiberglass, had to do it by hand. Took about 3 weekends from start to finish.
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pics above now, got the sd to work

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Lol that looks familiar, mines the 29 WX NW ST:
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Lol that looks familiar, mines the 29 WX NW ST:
Great minds think alike, yea thats the same radio I have.
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i had a cobra 25 ltd classic that was stolen out of my 1st ranger, since then i dont have a c.b. in the truck unless im going on a trip and then its a small unit with a cig power adaptor and mag-mount anttenna. its sure better than forgetting youve got a K40 on the roof and go "clanging" through the drive-thru!
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Hmmm and i have to own the 148gtl older it has the side mic input.

Try a 102" Whip in any drive-thru


Its a bit bigger than the 29 not much

Cobra 29
Length: 8.63
Width: 7.25
Height: 2.25

Cobra 148GTL New style.
Length: 9.75
Width: 7.88
Height: 2.38
Weight: 6 lbs 12.2 oz
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Hmmm and i have to own the 148gtl older it has the side mic input.

Try a 102" Whip in any drive-thru


Its a bit bigger than the 29 not much

Cobra 29
Length: 8.63
Width: 7.25
Height: 2.25

Cobra 148GTL New style.
Length: 9.75
Width: 7.88
Height: 2.38
Weight: 6 lbs 12.2 oz
I run a 102" wip and dont have any problems at drive-thrus....

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I remember the day when they made whip clips i have yet to see them anymore. right now I just fold it over on the rack on my shell. It works out ok but when it starts wave side to side the tip smacks the cab so all I hear is tick tick tick so its at the point, its stainless 1mph in a drive through wont hurt it really.


Maybe im just lazy to find another way, I have thought of fishing line and pull it in when i go in the drive-thu
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why don't you just put a tennis ball on it where it doesn't smack the cab? and i just let mine hit at the drive-thu.
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I would use the tennis ball trick but its the very tip of the antenna that hits, Like i said im just lazy i just need to make a bracket with some nylon or something of the sort. I have the means and material just lazy
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Mine is in the center of the roof between the domelight and my overhead console. I ran an extended microphone cord down to the dash so the microphone still sits in the dash. It used to come detached during offroading and whack me in the head when I hung the mic on the radio on the roof, lol.
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I remember the day when they made whip clips i have yet to see them anymore. right now I just fold it over on the rack on my shell. It works out ok but when it starts wave side to side the tip smacks the cab so all I hear is tick tick tick so its at the point, its stainless 1mph in a drive through wont hurt it really.


Maybe im just lazy to find another way, I have thought of fishing line and pull it in when i go in the drive-thu

Yeah, they don't have much out there anymore. When I tried to find a couple of heavy duty stepped insulated washers to mount the spring, couldn't find any. Finally ran across a company in Arkansas that makes them but they donít sell to the public, they were nice enough to send me some samples though.

I keep the whip tied down with a piece of para cord hooked to one of those plastic stick-on clips on the cab (painted to match) and the other end looped through a piece of soft rubber that loops over the antenna. Just pull the cord end and up it goes...

I had the same problem with the tip tapping the cab, so I stuck a small Styrofoam ball on the tip.
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I have thought of a jack ball with a small neon tube stuffed in the nose so when I key down it will light up
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I have that EXACT CB. Diff install place though. I dont really like it kinda have to reach to mess with it.. Im thinkin bout getting a whip, do they work better than the Firesticks?
here is where mine is:

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Yours is a Uniden tho, his is a Cobra. Yeah I would take out your little airbag switch and put it there, I love mine there. I think it would be cool to move the HVAC controls and have it there too.
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Yours is a Uniden tho, his is a Cobra. Yeah I would take out your little airbag switch and put it there, I love mine there. I think it would be cool to move the HVAC controls and have it there too.

Yeah, I want to be able to Switch the Air bag on and off though. Isnt Uniden and Cobra relativaly the same thing? Pretty close to the quality, correct?
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I think I'm gonna try to mount mine like you have yours(IAmLegend), the way mine is mounted it moves a lot. Gives me something to do today lol. I got my PA for it in the other day tho, haha that thing is fun.
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Yeah, I want to be able to Switch the Air bag on and off though. Isnt Uniden and Cobra relativaly the same thing? Pretty close to the quality, correct?
They could be the same thing with different cases lol, I have no idea.
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