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Where to mount my antenna on a full convertible?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Mar 4, 2001.

    I have a 72 full convert. and was wondering where the best place to mount an antenna would be? Has anyone with a 69-75 figured this one out yet?


    Thanks,

    72Blazerod
     
  1. achuskies69

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    <font color=green> id say mount it on your rear bumper

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    i put it on a ball mount on my rear quarter panel. you have to drill a hole or two but it holds and still looks good.
     
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    Mine's also mounted on the rear quarter panel. Drilling that first hole is the hardest part. [​IMG]

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    Put it on your rear quarter panel towards the back with the ball so you can put it down
    It looks good and sporty!

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    Or your side mirror....

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    I owuld go off your rear bumper.. Out of harms way t on coming trees!


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    Rear passenger side bumper...

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    I just bought my 77. My CB has a magnetic mount antenna. when I take my top off I'll put my antenna on the bed rail for roof clearance.
     
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    Right on the rear fender with a ball mount and a spring. Pisses off the folks at drive thrus, but it works great.

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    The rear quater panel on a ball mount. And it was already said, the first hole is the worst. After that it is easy and looks great in my opinion.

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    I tried the ball mount on the quarter panel, but tore it off on a rock. The best place I've found for durability is in the cowl piece, on the driver's side. The one I have there now is part of a bottom loaded magnet mount, I had to drill a hole (7/8"?), and mounted it. The magnet mount part of the base was trash, so I jsut unscrewed it and used the rest. On a first gen, you may be able to rig up something that would look like the OE radio antenae.

    The best mount for reception is a single whip mounted in the center of the roof (on a '76 +), I've heard a lot of good things about the Wilsons. On a full convertible, you really don't hav a good ground plane. If you leave the top on year round, you might be able to use a boat antenae that is meant to be mounted to fiberglass.

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    My 69 has one mounted down below where the gas cap is. i will post a pic for you if you want tomorrow.
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    please, by all means do!!
     
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    Jesse i dont have any pics with the cb on only the hole from where i was now...I didnt think you'd want that but wasnt sure let me know. Maybe it would give you a mount idea
     
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    I'm thinking about mounting Twin Truckers on my side rear-view mirrors. The previous owner had JB Welded an iron plate for a magnetic base mount to the roof but it was half-@$$ed and came off.
     

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