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Old 04-15-2008, 01:33 PM
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Default A true DIN sized CB?

Howdy, well my CB don't fit in the radio hole on my 40 or in the tuffy... what gives?

Is there a decent CB that won't break the bank but will fit in a standard DIN sized slot? I don't care to open up either of the two holes to make it work, and I'd hate to remove the tuffy's cup holders as they are used LOTS more than the CB.

Maybe a weather/cb cobra or something. I have a model like that now, but it is just a hair to big to get into either location...

Funny thing is, I pulled my CD player out to put in one that will run an Ipod, and I would like to leave the other slot open to install a HAM down the road.

I like the front speaker mounted one that I have, any suggestions, or anyone got one lying around?

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Old 04-15-2008, 01:38 PM
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Yes. This is the Cobra unit that you want. I have it in my 80. Great radio.
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Drew,

I went with the Uniden 520. Not DIN size as it is smaller (fits in the ashtray of an 80 series @ just 4.5"W x 6.75"D x 1.4"H). Seems to be a good little CB. Not a bank breaker either. IIRC when I searched for one last year Newegg.com had the best price. There is also the Uniden 510. Same size but less expensive (doesn't have some feature). Neither has WX capability though if that matters to you?
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Yes. This is the Cobra unit that you want. I have it in my 80. Great radio.
Matt, that one looks just like mine but doesn't fit...

It might be the same model too? I will check.

Thanks! Corbet, I used one of those smaller units for a while but hearing with the little speaker underneath was impossible compared to the new front speaker kind.

Thanks! Anyone else know of one that fits into a radio cage?

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Both the 510 and 520 have external speaker out plugs to mount the speaker in a different spot as well.
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Sweet, just looking for something to fit in the dash without modding the dash.

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Matt, that one looks just like mine but doesn't fit...

It might be the same model too? I will check.

Thanks! Corbet, I used one of those smaller units for a while but hearing with the little speaker underneath was impossible compared to the new front speaker kind.

Thanks! Anyone else know of one that fits into a radio cage?

Drew
If you're trying to fit it in the stock radio hole in an FJ40 dash, it will be too big. The old holes were made for earlier "shaft-style" radios with two knobs (volume and tuning). Like this one. These holes were smaller than standard DIN. I actually cut a slightly bigger hole in my 40 dash to accommodate a DIN-style radio, and it looks really clean.

Your Tuffy won't fit a standard DIN-sized unit? Or is the Cobra unit bigger than DIN?

I have this Cobra unit and a single-DIN Sony in my 80 dash, and it fits nicely.
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Radio Shack makes a smaller sized CB and I think it's $50. I bought one, used, to fit between the spreader bars of my roll cage.
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I actually cut a slightly bigger hole in my 40 dash to accommodate a DIN-style radio, and it looks really clean.

Your Tuffy won't fit a standard DIN-sized unit? Or is the Cobra unit bigger than DIN?

I have this Cobra unit and a single-DIN Sony in my 80 dash, and it fits nicely.
No. The radio won't fit into my Tuffy DIN sized hole

And the dash has been opend up to the DIN size as well and accepts a modern CD player or radio... but not my CB

It seems just a squeeze big. I might take the case apart and see what can be modded to fit.

Thanks for the help Matt, I might just cram it in there...
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:49 PM
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I wonder if I have a different model. Weird. I thought being DIN-sized was part of the design of the radio.

Sorry, not much help.
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