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Questions about mounting a CB on the roof......

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by BlazerGuy, May 7, 2001.

  1. BlazerGuy

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    What kind of screws should I use to attach this sucker to the roof? And what guage wire should I use to wire it to the battery? Thanks

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    Decide on your antenna then get an appropriate roof mount. IE: Firstick FL and roof mount.
     
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    careful, roof mount stick up higher, and can be a bitch on the trail.

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    are you talking about the antenna on your roof or mounting the radio itself to the roof on the inside of the cab?
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    I did both and it worked out sweet, not for the faint of heart though. I have a light weight wilson and it bends no matter what I hit. If you want more info just reply back to this post. I'll give you the full low down.
     
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    I was talking about mounting the radio to the roof, I think I'm going with a mirror mount antenna

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    I did a roof mount and it was moderately hard. Have an early post on how to do it. Just use short screw so they don't impact your roof. It's to layers. Use lock washers. Then line up the head board as best as possible. I then smacked it into the bracket to mark it. Cut some slits in it and slid it over the brackets. Looks good but you have to slice the liner.
     
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    I mounted my CB on a good slide rack, between the sun visors. Worked out great for years. Till I rolled my truck at 50mph and it almost "ripped" my nose off my head! GOPHERKILLER
     

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