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Old 06-28-2016, 11:01 PM   #1
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I did this project back in February and am a little slow to post it. I spent a ton of hours searching for mounting brackets and could not find any that suited how I wanted to have my CB mounted. I ended up brainstorming over a few brews and came up with what is in this post. Hopefully it gives some ideas to anyone else that's looking for a place to mount a CB. There aren't may areas to mount CBs at all in trucks anymore.


I have Super Crew F-150 with the center seat that folds down into an armrest. I decided to utilize the two bolts in the front that secure the seat to floor to hold my mounting brackets in. I am by no means a fabricator or can be close to be considering one (I wish I were though). The only tools I used were a dremel, hammer, sockets, and BBQ pit's sharp edge for making the bends. I was also living in a trailer in Albuquerque at the time because of an extended work trip. I believe this is not that hard of a project.




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I utilized the two bolts that secure the middle seat to the body.


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I purchased this metal strip from Home Depot. I also had to purchase the Miller Lite to make the install easier.


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Cut to length.


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Bend was done to follow the contour of the floor.


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Bend was done to follow the contour of the floor.


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The hold that will be used by the seat bolts needs to be drilled a little bigger to fit the bolts.


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Test fitting.


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Test fit with the 'ol reliable Radio Shack CB I've had since high school.


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Test fit with the 'ol reliable Radio Shack CB I've had since high school. I purchased a new radio for the actual install.






I'm breaking up the post so it isn't so large.

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Spray painted black to match the carpet.


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Spray painted black to match the carpet.


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I decided to go with the Uniden Bearcat 880. I had used Cobras most of my life and had the 'ol RadioShack as a backup. I wanted to try something different and liked the digital display of this model. The sideband model (BC980 I think) would have been nice but I didn't want to spend the money on it.


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Vertical mounts and new CB test fitting.


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The PL-259 with a 90 elbow is a must.


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Painted.


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Hardware for securing vertical supports.


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Done!


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Microphone clip attached to the side.


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Done!


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Antenna and relax time next! I am actually getting rid of this one and going with a Firestik. I'll get that install up when I'm done.
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Installed my firestik. Better post on that when I get a chance.
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nice clean install! I had an old Radioshack CB in my 2001 Esteem back in high school. I miss having a CB.
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You made me dig through pictures lol Nostalgia kicking in!
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I like that idea man! Good work!
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You made me dig through pictures lol Nostalgia kicking in!
Even when it's not used as much I still have to have them in my vehicles. I have a ham radio as well but still like having the CB with it.
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There are so many better options than a Firestik.
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There are so many better options than a Firestik.
I'm sure there are.
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