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Old 08-22-2011, 08:21 PM
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OK, I seldom operate mobile other than my 2m HT, but I joined a new hunting club that uses CBs quite a bit and thought it would be fun to have one in the truck. On my Rangers and other vehicles, finding a convenient grommet under the door sill was no problem. This F150 presents some challenges though.

So I'm asking for suggestions. I really don't want to go through the firewall grommets close to the master cylinder because routing the coax back toward the bed would have it closer to the manifold than I'd like. Also, I have just about killed my hands and lost every bit of Sunday School I ever had trying to get the rear seat popped out (this is an extended cab) to access the rear vents/grommets to route the coax out the rear of the cab. Even with an extra pair of hands and using the tricks I've found on YouTube and the various Ford truck boards, it just will not budge.

I don't want to be stuck with a magnetic mount, so what say ye? (And pics would be nice if you have a extended cab F150 around that year model and you have solved this problem).

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Have you looked under the carpet/floor covering? I haven't seen a truck yet that didn't have at least one opening in the floor (on each side). None there? So make one.
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I always make the hole where I want it.

Pick up some grommets...

On my new/newer cars and trucks I would take the time to do it right and guard against leaks and corrosion.

Older vehicles get the quick and dirty install. I has no problems with punching or drilling a hole in a new vehicle.

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Thanks-- two votes so far for one of the options I'm considering anyway.
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So I'm asking for suggestions. I really don't want to go through the firewall grommets close to the master cylinder because routing the coax back toward the bed would have it closer to the manifold than I'd like. Also, I have just about killed my hands and lost every bit of Sunday School I ever had trying to get the rear seat popped out (this is an extended cab) to access the rear vents/grommets to route the coax out the rear of the cab. Even with an extra pair of hands and using the tricks I've found on YouTube and the various Ford truck boards, it just will not budge.

I don't want to be stuck with a magnetic mount, so what say ye? (And pics would be nice if you have a extended cab F150 around that year model and you have solved this problem).

Thanks,

Rick
I have a 09 F150 Super Cab and even tho I don't have the radio in it yet, I don't see any problem of routing the coax.
I will be installing a Wilson 5000 here shortly, it will go through the roof and the coax will come straight down through the headliner. Then I will us Velcro to fasten it to the headliner and route it over to side by the window.

No firewall and no back of cab holes.
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Well for my self on all my trucks I run wilson 1000 mags mounst and go through the third brake light, as I dont really like drilling in my new trucks.

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Hello all, I would say if you intend to keep the truck for a number of years, then do what you need to, ie, drill a hole, fit a grommet and seal with silicone if required.
You could always leave the antenna (or complete set up) in the truck when you sell it (it may just seal the deal?)
Buy and install a new set up in your new truck when you get one.

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