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Old 06-29-2016, 12:01 AM   #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.







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




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




Cut to length.




Bend was done to follow the contour of the floor.




Bend was done to follow the contour of the floor.




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






Test fitting.




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




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.




Spray painted black to match the carpet.








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.




Vertical mounts and new CB test fitting.




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




Painted.




Hardware for securing vertical supports.


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Done!




Microphone clip attached to the side.





Done!










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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