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Old 03-06-2009, 03:21 PM
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Question Mounting CB Antenna. Location?

Hi RS,

I picked up a new CB for my 40 and need to mount it for CM09. I have two positions in mind. I thought I'd get some input before I drill a hole.

The attached picture has two locations ID'd. #1 is on the rear tub, next to the marker light - drivers side. #2 is behind the kick panel vent on the front quarter panel - drivers side.

The mounting bracket is designed to attach to the body via two holes and looks a little bit like the stock radio antenna bracket only bigger.

Give me some guidance so I don't cut a hole I regret.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:24 PM
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Can you give us some more details about the mount and antenna? Brand, style, length, etc. ?

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Old 03-06-2009, 03:31 PM
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Mine's attached on the 'top' of the spare tire carrier, that's a hole I didn't have a problem drilling. It does bang the hardtop now an again. I ignore it - it blends with the rest of the rattles. I don't think I could bring myself to drill a hole in the body of my 40.
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I had a hole already drilled in my cowl in front of the DS kick vent for a radio antenna. I picked up a firestick antenna and mount and just had to drill one more hole. It looks ok, but I think it's too close to the body/windshield frame and I don't get very good CB functionality.

here's the mount I used:



My thought would be to mount yours off the hood using a "groove mount" or from higher up on your hardtop (if you always leave your hardtop on).



Something like this would work in your hood groove:

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Here are a few pictures of the antenna and antenna mount. If I pick the right spot and drill a clean hole, it's sure to look professional. My concerns are: Do I need to watch for sources of electrical interference? If I take the top off, are there considerations I should know about? Is there a better way to mount this?
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Well, the pictures didn't attach correctly, but the picture of the green rig is exactly what I bought. Syou say the interference is an issue?
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It works in that location, but not as well as it could. If I had it higher up and not so close to the body and windshield I'm certain it would be better. I mainly chose that location for 2 reasons: There was already a hole there, and I wanted the antenna low enough to fit in my garage.
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Cardinal FJ60,
Can you provide a pic of how your's is mounted nd tell me if there's interference?

Thanks!
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Here's how it looks on my 40...
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:06 PM
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Oh Yea! I like that. How does the antenna cable get inside the rig? Mind if I copy you?
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