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Thread: Installing a CB Radio?
05-20-2012, 08:52 PM #11
Well, the center hump is out...there are both rear seat air ducts and wiring that traverse that area. I think I'm going to build a mount that fits under the center armrest, held in place using the seat belt, it will also rest on the floor (it will look like a "T" laid over). Then its removable, no holes drilled, and up high...sort of like my Big Bob's CB mount out of my Dodge (which I'm really surprised nobody makes for a GM)?
I'm also considering drilling the roof for a Wilson 5000, instead of a 102 this time around...haven't really made that decision yet. I did make a bracket for the 102 today, to hang off the tool box.
05-20-2012, 09:12 PM #12
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I dont have a CB but have an Amatuer Radio (Ham Radio) in my 08...biggest thing was wiring directly to the Batt using a good gauge wire...I mounted mine to the lower section of the center seat..using a piece of hard maple..popped out the lock and bolted it directly through that opening..then screwing the radio bracket to the maple. I didnt want to drill any holes so I did it that way. then ran the wires under the carpet through the firewall..its up off the floor about 2 inches for air flow..in my radio everytime you key up it has an automatic fan on the back to keep the radio cool..puts out about 70watts so with no fan it gets pretty warm. attached is a pic..if you want more close up pics let me know and I'll snap some. Worked out really slick.2008 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3 Reg Cab Long Box,K&N Air Filter,Toolbox,2M Amateur Radio for Emcomms.
05-20-2012, 09:17 PM #13
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I mounted mine to the back of my custom center console:
And mounted my mic:
And my antenna:
Good reception, and I didn't run my power to my battery, but to my cigarette lighter fuse. I will probably go to a secondary battery later on, or even to the one I have now, but for now it is working. I plan on changing the antenna itself to a 5 footer, or moving it to the top of the truck after I get a basket for the cab.2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
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05-20-2012, 09:18 PM #14
thats a interesting thought. hadnt thought of mounting the radio like that. no i have to figure out how to mount my antennas. might be a project for later this week.
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05-20-2012, 10:22 PM #15
Sounds like you are looking for something permanent. I know a couple guys that use velcro to hold the radio to the console. I have found out with the 99-07 classic trucks, if you mount a heavier radio underneath your HVAC controls, you can have that plastic piece pop out. Eventually if it keeps popping out, you have to bolt it up. All I had was a cobra 29'er on there which isn't exactly light. Plus a lot of rough off-roading since we use cb's for 'yote huntin!
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06-28-2012, 09:45 PM #16
Since the floor is hollow, I bought a saw tooth mount that simply sits on the floor...it works well.
I also drilled the roof and installed a Wilson 5000. SWR is 1:1, works excellent.
07-24-2012, 09:54 AM #17
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Here is how I mounted the radio in my 03. Again, it's a ham radio but the principle is the same.
Now, in my Explorer, I went a bit more "custom". I bought a replacement console to butcher up so that when I sold it, it wouldn't have a bunch of holes all over the center console.
Face plate and speaker up front...
Radio RF Deck in the rear inside the panel:
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09-27-2012, 01:43 PM #18
FWIW, the truck's electronics do not seem to be affected by 100 watts of PEP at 27Mhz. But the signal is very clean.
10-02-2012, 08:37 PM #19
Since you guys all have a cb in your truck what kind would you recommend1994 GMC Yukon, 2 door, Victory Red
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