1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

Bed Mount, but where?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by CyberRider, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. CyberRider

    CyberRider Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    38
    Apology accepted. :)


     

  2. CyberRider

    CyberRider Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    38
    Tenna-Hight.jpg
    The 5' Firestik sticks up pretty high above the cab and rollbar. I'm hoping it's not too big of an issue, but I'll find out before long when I go to tune the thing.
     
    #32 CyberRider, Aug 28, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
    Shadetree Mechanic likes this.
  3. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Messages:
    2,332
    Likes Received:
    2,285
    Wish you the best, my offer of the light bar and bracket rail still stands!

    Hope you get it to do what you want it to...

    It looks good there - so hope it won't be any issues around it.
     
    357magnum likes this.
  4. Mudduckmobile

    Mudduckmobile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    274
     
  5. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    852
    Your going to get allot of reflect problems off the cab there...Yes, 3' is above the cab...but 2 or 3' of it is right up next to the cab and that roll bar! The whole antenna radiates, not just the top half...

    But do what ya have to do...
     
    357magnum, psycho and Robb like this.
  6. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    1,336
    102 inch whip........................
     
  7. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    1,336
    Better yet drill hole in top of cab roof mount a Wilson or a sirio.. problem solved..
     
    357magnum and binrat like this.
  8. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    2,170
    Yes did not know about the roll bar (my bad)...yes, will be issue...Have you thought near rear of Bed?...Since height is issue, and top of roll bar not usable.
     
    357magnum and binrat like this.
  9. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    852
    Hijacking your thread? Well...everyone here gave you good options for where the antenna needed to go, and you called them "rediculous, Hic, Hillbilly" and opted to mount the antenna in the worst spot possible...so thread became "open game" for a Hijack at that point...good luck with the duck-mobile...
     
    357magnum likes this.
  10. CyberRider

    CyberRider Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    38
    Correct

    Listening to instruction isn't my strong suit. I'm working on it though. Be patient with me. And I'm considering mounting the darn thing at the back of the bed now. See? You guys are having a positive influence after all. :)

    Yeah alright. Point made.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes I guess. I don't know if "duck mobile" was a stab at me or not, but I'll roll with it. :) Either way, you're still appreciated.
     
  11. CyberRider

    CyberRider Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    38
    Help me out, bro? Are you saying you'd fabricate me a rail I can mount on the 2 light brackets? I appreciate the offer. Now I'm considering hitting up the local fabricators around the corner. See what a fickle and indecisive man I am? I don't know how I tolerate myself.
     
  12. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Messages:
    2,332
    Likes Received:
    2,285
    I can't make it for you, I hunt for stuff in scrap yards.

    Lets' see - the Light bar with the tube steel - using the bar you avoid the mess of drill holes in places you don't want. It's why I asked about grommets or knockouts on that light bar - easier to run simple "square stock" across and use longer carriage bolts for the lights. They can bolt thru to the tube frame and you'd have a convenient route to snake the coax thru to the cab

    These are just some ideas to help with that light bar "bar" brace...

    This one is "streamline" style...
    Gumdrop.jpg

    Mount would be a simple 4-bolt (wide mirror mount style) the truckers use to - these I like because the bolt pattern can help you make this a very strong bracket to handle just about anything you can throw on it - from simple 5' Fiberglass onto 102" whips with Stainless Steel shock spring for long life durability.

    4boltBracket.jpg

    You have far more options if you are willing to let go of your need to keep it pretty - because style never got anyone very far when it comes to performance - you need to get the signal out from under your hood - so whether your afraid to drill, because of depreciation, or because the trucks under a lease agreement - you have to make choices for us to help you - requires some willingness to work with us to help you spot, develop, fix and position antenna mounts and designs for your truck.
     
    357magnum likes this.
  13. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Messages:
    2,552
    Likes Received:
    2,866
    What is the diameter of the roll bar? I'm thinking maybe two stainless steel exhaust clamps with a piece of 1/4 inch thick aluminum about 4 x 6 and then bolt the mirror mount to that.

    Wait I just found a band clamp that won't dig into the bar. This is for 3 inch. You would also be able to loosen it up and rotate it horizontal if needed for antenna clearance. Dang, now I wish I had a roll bar. LOL
    sum-693300_ml.jpg
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-693300-1/overview/
     
    357magnum likes this.
  14. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    677
    I'd buy one of these Gem Top steel tonneau covers and drill a hole right in the middle.
    [​IMG]
     
    357magnum likes this.
  15. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,916
    Likes Received:
    2,179
    CyberRider , I don't know if I welcomed you to the forum but welcome ! As far as hijacking threads ? Well get use to it ( no disrespect ) . On this site we can go from talking about antennas to guns in a hit of a key !:LOL: That's the way it is , and in the 4 years I have been a member I'm still learning " Because " of this site after almost 50 years in CB . Take no offense to thread jacking it happens , but there are so many knowledgeable people on here you won't regret joining ! Just roll with the punches .jmo;)
     
    The DB, hillbilly101 and undertaker like this.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!