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Pickup truck mounting

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by BammBamm, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

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    Hahaha! I actually used a saw blade on my Suburban for a backing plate once...Worked just fine...


     
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  2. GTA61

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    Well, holidays came and went, funeral, life stuff. Finally mounted the radio in the 14 RAM. Separated the amp from the radio, made a bracket for the amp. Won't have time to pull the interior of the truck to get the roof mount so just gonna buy a magnetic base (not what I want to do, I really want to put that hole in the roof) until I have time to get into the interior and yank the headliner. I'm thinking that's gonna be an all dayer.
     
  3. SuperDave

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    What size amp?
     
  4. GTA61

    GTA61 Member

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    Wait. I found a guy local and he's got a Wilson 1000 roof mount. I'm going tomorrow to pick it up. Took a bunch of the interior apart today. Finally gonna power this thing up and see what it is. I'd hate to think I'm going to buy some new fancy pants rig now that I've gone and looked at so much.

    Idk, the amp is a 'Galaxy 350'.
     
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  5. GTA61

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    The 'drill a hole in the roof' was a great idea. Swr 1.1 and 1.2 after install. A lot of work but everything is good.
     

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  6. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Looks good, I am to chicken to drill a hole right now. I wish I could find a fold over mount for a 102" whip. It would make roof mounting more practical for it. I currently have a Wilson 5000 mag mount in the center of the roof.
     
  7. Slowmover

    Slowmover Well-Known Member

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    BREEDLOVE MACHINE

    has the ball-mount and/or fold-over mount.

    Best quality available.

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  8. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    looks great! i never done one couldnt bring myself to drilling. but i say it looks alot neater not seeing the coax running somewhere.. any iside pics
     
  9. GTA61

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    There is a lot of crap to disassemble lol
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    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    yes there is alot to remove ..other reason why i havent done it..lol..
     
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  11. Slowmover

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    Hougen Rota-Cut. Drilling a hole in the roof. That’s the easy part.

    It’s the interior removal & re-install that makes it intimidating.
     
  12. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    I have done a few installs using the dome light for access, and leaving the headliner up. Just a thought
     
  13. undertaker

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    Drilled a hole in the center of my 2017 F150 for my Wilson 1000 was not that hard to do . You don't even have to take down the whole headliner...
     
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  14. GTA61

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    The Ram has structural members across the roof at the lamp. Also, the headliner I wouldn't try to 'pull' without removing enough stuff to get at the center because I wouldn't want it damaged in any way. It wasn't that bad, just a lot of things need removed (read time consuming)

    On the plus side, I removed all of the door rubbers, cleaned and treated them, and cleaned/vacuumed a lot of dirt and sand that I would never thought made it's way under there. Ran the power lead under the carpet as well as the coax. Also, just behind the roof cross member to the rear of the cab added two pieces of reinforcement either side of the mount to eliminate flex of the roof sheet metal.
     
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  15. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    Breedlove antenna mounts can make any mount that you want or need. The mount will last longer than you & your children & grand children at least.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     

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