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Old 09-25-2010, 09:40 PM
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So a while back I asked about installing a CB in our trucks. I saw some great ideas for the trucks with a center shift console, but alas that is not me.

So I ended up fabbing a mount from some scrap metal that was just laying around. Did some measuring, and bent it in a vise to fit my truck. For me, I used a piece that was 14x5". I created the bend at 4.5 inches.

Next I drilled a hole that corresponded to the mounting screw for the split portion of the front bench, and bolted the bracket between the seat bracket and the floor. I painted it with hammered paint in black to blend with my interior.





Then I pigtailed into the power seat harness under my seat. I don't have power seats, so there is no danger of overloading the circuit. I assume that there would be no risk anyway, but may want to look into it if you have the power seats. Red is constant 12V and Black was ground. Pretty straight forwards.





Now for the tough part. In order to run the coax, I had to drill a hole in the floor, IIRC it was 3/4". I fed the coax through the floor where the harnesses run in the pic above, and then I drilled a hole in the floor pan. My undercarriage was coated at the dealer, and that coated the bare metal as I drilled, but I painted it anyways. Then I used a PCV valve grommet to fill the hole, and put it in while the second coat of paint was drying, to "glue" it in. Then I used silicone to fill the grommet around the coax and painted it all black to make is seamless. It has been through the undercarriage wash at the car wash and several rain storms, and doesn't leak. I don't anticipate any rust issues eather with the undercoating and paint.



Finally I mounted the antennas using the stake hole mount from Firestik. I get good reception and transmission out to around 5 miles, which I think is great for the 2 foot antennas I am using to fit in the garage.



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Nice clean install and a good write up.
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Thanks for the info. Will look into doing some thing like this, have a topper so will have to do something different for the annt.
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Firestik makes a stake hole mount that works with toppers.

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Thanks for all the help
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Very clean install, reps for sure
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anyone have any ideas for the trucks with the console shift?
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Nice install . Good idea with the power and ground source .
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Excellent writeup and pics, thank you much for posting that, I will be referring back to this very soon!!! Where did you run the coax, through the back of the cab or another route? That is my only remaining question, thanks!

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