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 Post subject: Ideas for CB mounting bracket
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:31 pm 
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So, I'm thinking of mounting a CB antenna at bumper level just outboard of my right-side tail-light cluster. There's about 1/4 inch of room between the plastic lens and the horizontal surface of the bumper, so I'm okay coming out right there. I'd like it to be as "stock" looking as possible, so I want the bracket to attach firmly behing the lights into the body. Here's some pictures of the cavity:
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Based on the "knock on it with my fist" test, the 3 most solid surfaces seem like the one that's straight up and down (the back side of the door latch assembly), the bottom section that slopes slightly downward, and the 45-degree angle part next to the bottom grommet.

Here's my question: How would y'all work the attachments points (likely just sheet metal screws or similar) so it's as stiff as possible and would support the weight and stress of an antenna with just a small horizontal section coming out flush with the upper part of the bumper?

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 Post subject: this is not mine. but from another member on the forumn
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:16 pm 
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darren/wayne wrote:
We installed a Connex General. With limited room to mount on the Liberty... we chose this option and it has worked well for us. We used Industrial Velco to mount on left side of Steering wheel. This points the speaker right toward you and close to electrical connections. Later we mounted the Mic on the Right side of the Steering Wheel. We home made this antenna mount which we really like because it doesn't hit our garage upon entry and also allows complete use of rear flipper window. Please feel free to email us for more detailed photos.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Yep. I think it was this one:

darren/wayne wrote:
We took the Tail Light out. Bent straight bar to angle to fit the curves of light well then screwed it into the sheet metal and ran a ground wire just for giggles. We notched out the just enough of the top of the light to allow the light to be installed back with the bracket in place. It's working well for us.


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I wanted to not have to grind down the light if possible and mount it lower for garage clearance and also put it on the passenger side like the radio antenna. That way the left side is open for loading/unloading bikes/boats, etc. Anyone have some suggestions on gauge of steel to use for stiffness, etc?

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still using it. works like a charm.

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