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Old 02-22-2011
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CB Mounting

I want to mount a cobra CB in my din pocket I've seen it done i just cant find out how to cram it in there. i also want this too look as clean as possible. also if you have any other clean mounting spot please post pics. i will be mounting a whip to the frame in-between the bed and the cab for the clean look.
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Old 02-22-2011
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Here is where my Cobra CB is mounted. I personally think its a clean mounting spot, it looks nice their IMO, and its not in the way at all
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Here is where my Cobra CB is mounted. I personally think its a clean mounting spot, it looks nice their IMO, and its not in the way at all
I'm 6'4'' that wont go over well with my knees
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I'm 6'3" and it works for me! haha I don't know that inch may make a difference
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shane has his on the roof where others put explorer OHCs, i like that placement the most so far.
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i have mine where you would put an ohc too, i like it there too since its out of the way
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Here is where my Cobra CB is mounted. I personally think its a clean mounting spot, it looks nice their IMO, and its not in the way at all
I have mine right here as well. I don't even notice it.
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Old 02-23-2011
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mines up top too, love it there, just i broke a screw on the mike mount and it hit my buddy in the head offroading, its fixed now tho
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im 6'3 and it works ok
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I got mine velcro'ed to the seat in the middle by the center console lol. Its works for now but I am thinking of putting it up top.
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someone on RF put his where the a/c and heater controls go and moved that to the floor ,
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Old 02-23-2011
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Mine is in the same place as cchsbuzz, no problems even when someone else drives.
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Old 02-23-2011
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I'm still having great success with my Cobra 75. It's always running while I'm on the highway. Sometime during the summer I'll be installing a 2 meter ham radio in my truck for some extended coverage.

Here's my install thread and you can see where the cb is mounted.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/project-logs-82/cb-install-replaced-am-fm-w-cb-antenna-done-56k-no-way-80597/
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I mounted mine on the ash tray lid. Works perfect
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I mounted mine to the back of the center console so the ***** are facing straight up, then ran the mic cord between the seat and console and let it sit on the floor. Works for me...no one even sees it.
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I cut the cubby hole thing down flush with the contour of the dash, then made an L bracket for the left side of the radio right up against the airbag switch, then velcro'd the right side up. works perfect although I don't know if a stock shifter will clear the bottom edge, mine barley will and if I really stab it into the 3 forward gears I can make it hit. I also had to make a steel cover thing to go under the back of the CB to cover that thing that my OEM cupholders covered. It is a lot of work but defiantly worth it in my opinion.

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That is by far my favorite spot. I had a Cobra 19dx mounted in the same place as cchsbuzz19 has his, then mounted a 29 LTD in front of the center console when I had my OEM seats and now I have a 29 NW WX ST that is in the pic.
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how about antenna mounting. i just ordered a cobra 75 for $130 shipped
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I've had many antennas, and even more ways of mounting them. It depends on what kind you have and if you want one or 2 antennas. If your going duals I had made a set of brackets that fit in the front corners of the box that were held in with self tapping screws or 1/4`` bolts. I now have my dual whips mounted to my headache rack. I also have a wire whip centered on the back of the cab with a Wilson gumdrop mount for when I have my headache rack off. Firestik has a good page about antenna`s and how to calibrate them and problems and is very helpful. http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs.htm K-40 makes a good magnetic mount antenna also if you want it on your roof but I can`t find the one I`m talking about on the internet. But most important buy a good antenna and mount it properly and take your time setting your SWR (standing wave resistance). I will get pics of my old mounts since I`m going to the farm tonight.
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Do you guys that mounted it like an ohc have any pics of it up there and how its mounted? im wanting to do this and add a switch pannel too.
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this is how mine is mounted
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this is how mine is mounted
i just got my cb today, and i was going to mount like that, but i might be getting a full center console on saturday so i figured i'd wait.
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Old 02-25-2011
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^^yeah i wanna get a full one to but make a custom one and some how leave the cb in the same spot
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My ssb rig fit perfectly in place of the center A/C vents.
Only had to turn up the volume as the speaker is behind the dash , but didn't have a muffled sound to it.
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I was gonna mention where Shane had his. Thanks.


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And Trevor has it there too. I like it...not in the way, you can read all the ***** and ****. Only thing is if you got a OHC, doesn't work to well. Oh, and if you are making a really tight turn, the mic will slide out and hit the passenger in the head. Ask me how i know. lul
(but that issue is easily fixable).
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