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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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cb mounting options TJ

Where on earth (or at least in my jeep) can I mount my cb radio. I don't want it by my fat clumsy feet and I can't afford to buy one of those overhead consoles. I'm sure this topic has already been covered but the search engine gave me forty pages to weed through that had nothing to do with mounting a cb radio.
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Welcome to the board! You don't need an overhead console to put the radio overhead, just figure out where you want it and put it there. You may have to make a bracket but that's all.

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Jim,

i think the trouble he's having is the "figure out where you want to put it" part.....

in my TJ i decided to go with a handheld (get an external antenna!) because i didnt find any places i liked to put it.


one place i have seen it placed that would be OK was on the side of the shifter cover/cupholders/consol, on the passenger side.....might be a pain for the passenger...but thats not a problem for the driver

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Ah, that could be. I figured that since he seemed to like the overhead idea, but not the price of the console, he could just make a bracklet to do the job of the console.

On my CJ I used to have the CB under the instrument panel in front of the shifter. Is that not possible on a TJ?

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Sometimes you can't have what you want.

In this case mounting the CB overhead could be a problem, especially in a crash when you're head is floppin' around or the CB bracket breaks loose and the CB becomes a projectile.

Perhpas another CB is in your future.... say one where you mount the base cb in a safe, enclosed area (like under a seat) and then the Mic also doubles as a remote. That way you've got all the controls in your hand, the CB's safe, and everybody's happy (except the bank account). You can even remove the mic and store it so it's more theft resistant (not theft proof).

Some things are worth a change, and IMHO, this is one of them.
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I put mine on the back of my center console, essentially in the back seat.
You can still reach the controls and just bring the mic forward. I've had problems with shorting mic cables, but there are extensions available at a local truck stop I've so far been too lazy to go get.

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I use the small cheapie CB from Radio Shack - $49? - (Cobra makes one the same size - but the power is the same anyway.) It's mounted passenger side, under the dash, tight against the console and as far forward as possible. The seat flops forward fine, and it's pretty much out of the way.

I* glued the mic holder to the dash to the right of the center AC vent. DO NOT ATTACH THE MIKE TO THE AIRBAG!
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I did the same as Tater--mounted on the back of the console. Only problem is seeing what channel you're on if switching while driving.
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Here is where mine is mounted, pretty much where RRich's is:

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Another option....get the kind where all the controls are in the mic....then you can mount the cb under the seat or some other out of the way place.....and it has the advantage of not being obvious from the little punk head thieves that steel stuff like that.

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