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Old 11-04-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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CB in a E-450 cab of C type

Would like some ideas on mounting a small CB in a E-450 cab and where did you mount your antenna.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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CB Where?
Would like some ideas on mounting a small CB in a E-450 cab and where did you mount your antenna


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Old 11-04-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Never mounted a CB in one but back in 1980, when Regan was nominated for President at the GOP national convention here in Detroit we did something unique.. We provided a flee of Trans-Vans to ferry governors and their staff to/from places.. These vans were provided by a civic orgination (I forget who) and staffed with a driver and a radio operator.. We dubbed them "The Unicorn Fleet" because we slapped mag-mount 2-meter ham antennas on the hood of the engine compartment.. Worked rather well

Since with CB you are usually more worried about what is in front than what is in the rear it may work for you as well

Else. I'd use a pair of "Twin Truckers" mirror mounted.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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Make a small L shaped bracket and invert it, then mount the bottom in the "crack" between the hood and fender. The Then mount the antenae onto the flat part of the "L".
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Make a small L shaped bracket and invert it, then mount the bottom in the "crack" between the hood and fender. The Then mount the antenae onto the flat part of the "L".
Like the idea of the antenna mount. Do you have any flexing with the "L" bracket? Does it ever strike the fender in winds or when a big rig passes? Where did you mount your receiver?

I was going to use the twin truckers but could not locate a bracket that would fit the wide mirror shafts. Could make up one, but it would surely damage the shaft.
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NO problem with flexing. Just make it with thick enough metal. I used a piece of aluminum. Also screw it into the fender from inside the hood lip, that way when you remove it, it won't show.
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This was on my Bigfoot.
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JCM: Thanks for the photo's. Our C\B's are the same size, so I may steal your idea there too. Thanks for posting the photos. Good Job.
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I have my 2m/70cm shortwave antenna mounted on an L bracket om my F350. The onlt holes are inside the lip of the fender. With a base loaded antenna, rocking of the mount is not a problem.

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I ment fender lip not the hood lip.
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