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102" on right front fender?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by 73Jimmy, Apr 18, 2001.

  1. 73Jimmy

    73Jimmy Registered Member

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    102\" on right front fender?

    Has anyone put their whip antenna on their right front fender?

    I am thinking of doing it this way because the front fender is a
    single sheet of metal so I won't have to cut an access hole like
    I would if I mounted it on the back fender. I could bring the coax
    out about 8" back from the battery, run it past my Jacobs (screwed
    to the interior fender) and then through the firewall and into the dash.

    Also, all the wiring would be out of sight, nothing running along
    the floor. I took out all the rugs, interior and POR15/Durabak'd the
    interior. Cables would be dirt catchers when I wash out the rig.

    I am also thinking of the right fender so I can strap the antenna down
    along the right side when I am off road, and still get out the driver door easily.

    My concern would be interference from the ignition (Jacobs). But
    the coax is shielded, so that shouldn't matter, right? My AM/FM radio
    is real quiet.

    Also, does it hurt the CB radio to have the antenna hit the body occassionaly
    as it whips about?

    Thanks for your advice,

    73Jimmy
     
  2. taterblazer

    taterblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 102\" on right front fender?

    Dangerous to have that whipping around, maybe? Roof mount is the optimum position. Check Firestiks web site and FAQ. Get a light weight Fiberglass. See my earlier posts.
     
  3. CV202

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    Re: 102\" on right front fender?

    Wouldn't want to have it up there. To dangerous bouncin' round. Cut the access hole in the back, and if you're concerned about water getting in when you hose out the inside, just use an old gas flap mounted over the hole w/ foam gasketing. As for wires, you can route it along the bedrail and then through the upper trim pieces, and it will never see the floor. I've had my stainless one for years that way and love it. [​IMG]

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. 73Jimmy

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    Re: 102\" on right front fender?

    The fiberglass antennas are definitely more popular
    but the 102" whip just looks more like a real antenna
    to me. If you are going to have an antenna... have
    an ANTENNA!

    Running the cable along the bedrail... hmmm, now that
    is thinking outside the box :) I hadn't thought of that.
    Thanks for the tip.

    73Jimmy
     
  5. CV202

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    Re: 102\" on right front fender?

    Yep had a 102" on mine for a while but it kept hitting low bridges and launching the tie down clip. After it let loose once and smacked the windshield of a car behind me, I decided to change to a shorter one. [​IMG]

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. californiak5

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    Re: 102\" on right front fender?

    That car was pretty damn close. I think it needed to get smacked.

    See Ya,
    Keith

    [​IMG] <font color=green>Born to Drive My K5</font color=green> [​IMG]
     
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    Re: 102\" on right front fender?

    No, no, no, no...don't do it. Put it somewhere else. Use the rear bumper.

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