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where does everyone mount there CB's?

ive got an 01 XLT with a cheapie cobra CB but im having issues on where to mount it. its just sort of chillin by the cupholders right now. need to find a decent spot to mount the son of a bish. pics are a plus if you have them! help me out please!
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Here is where mine is. Its small enough that it doesn't bother my site and seems to work just fine. I might change it later.



Here is what I am thinking of doing.

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soccer john...thats the cb i have haha. i had mine up there on the dash in my old 94 ranger. didnt like it so much. but the one on the lower dash panel my knees would probably hit...
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Down at knee level would be painful in an accident. :(
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You could mount it under the arm rest, supside down, or on the back of it
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mines under the dash, mounted to the ash tray, but im in a fullsize dodge ram, but im upgrading to the one that 04blackedge (trent) has next week.
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I am 6'3" and this has never been a problem here, if oyu have a stick it may be, the only thing that ever happened is my ex-gf would go to slam on the e-brake and rip it off (it doesnt block the pedal, she just had hre foot in the wrong area)
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Here's where i had my old cheapie cobra....








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i dont have a pic as i only have a c.b. in when im off on a trip but when i do have one its in front of the shifter under the ashtray. i had one mounted there in my '88 and had it stolen. since then i only have one in there when im on a trip.i did have a very nice cobra 29 ltd classic. my radio now is a more compact cobra, dont remember the model type. in the '88 i had a speaker mounted under the headliner above the rear-veiw mirror so the i could hear it better. it also had a p.a. horn under the hood. i havent done either with the current truck but i do have dixie air horns.
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I have a 60/40 right now, and it's shoved under the middle seat, with the front sticking out just a bit. I only ever monitor two channels anyway so I don't need to see the display. The mic sits in the little coin tray in front of the cupholders on my console.
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i mounted my cobra 25 under my arm rest in my center console as soon as i can figer out how to post pics ill post one.

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I had mine on the back side of the arm rest facing up.
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Current Location;
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and the speaker.
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Previous Location w/ old CB:
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I had mine on the back side of the arm rest facing up.
like this??? this is how i got mine

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That would make one heavy *** arm rest...

I like triggers idea! I've always wondered what you could do with that slot on the FL console lol... I sure as hell ain't usin' it for tissues! HAHA.. That's what my sleeve is for lol
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I don't use my CB enough to make it worth loosing the cab space to a permanently mounted radio. When I need it, I wedge my hand-held on the trans hump between the shifter and the center console. I have a hand-held mike that I drop in a cup-holder. I use a magnetic-mount antenna on the roof of the cab and jam the antenna lead in the weather-seal on the drivers-side super-cab door.

Setup takes about 5 min..
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Nope, not like that FordFX...I ment the console, like in the extended cab, with the ***** facing up, I used a gear keeper to reel the mic back in, so I didnt' have to mess with it.
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i was gonna put mine in the console like you are talking about but i didnt feel like moving the airbag switch. plus i got a nifty little sub in there. i guess its a rare find i dunno. my mic cord used to bug me but after a while i got used to it hangin on the mirror. it actually stiffins up the armrest with the radion there. i like it its out of the way yet easily accesible
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I've got mine on the roof between the visors... I love it! If you need pics I can take some tomorrow..
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^^waayyyy ahead of ya Tre...

here's my current location for my Cobra 29LTD BC...same location as Trevor's.....
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Bingo lol
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i was gonna put mine in the console like you are talking about but i didnt feel like moving the airbag switch. plus i got a nifty little sub in there. i guess its a rare find i dunno. my mic cord used to bug me but after a while i got used to it hangin on the mirror. it actually stiffins up the armrest with the radion there. i like it its out of the way yet easily accesible
I mean on back of the console, like in the extended cab.
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I have the reg cab and when i get mine im gonna mount it on that back wall under the window
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