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Old 04-02-2014, 11:41 PM
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I just put it in I'm not done yet. What's the best way to run the wire for the antenna other than out the back slider?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: Does anyone have a CB radio in their truck?

I just ran the wire through a floor opening (behind and between the seats) and then up the back of the cab.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:15 PM
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Since the cubby under the radio is useless out came the dremel!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:34 PM
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Finally got mine installed today... Been working on it since Wednesday.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:00 PM
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Finally got mine installed today... Been working on it since Wednesday.
One of the best CB installations I've seen in a Ranger. Looks great
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:08 AM
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Cobra WX ST 75



Nicely hide and easy access .

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/attac...1&d=1397461757

OEM 1972 Ford Bronco bracket for the plug-in C.B

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/attac...1&d=1397461884

K40 antenna

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/attac...1&d=1397462092

I think this Cobra is the best solution if you don't want to make hole everywhere in your truck and save a lot of space (can remove-it in second if i want to). It even have weather channel. With the k40 antenna, i can simply unscrew it and put in in the bed if i have to go in a garage or go in thight trail .
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:44 PM
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Dohh!!

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:53 AM
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Since the cubby under the radio is useless out came the dremel!!






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Finally got mine installed today... Been working on it since Wednesday.
Nice yall, I've been looking for a good place to mount one..
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:29 AM
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I had taken that little "Cubbie" that came with the mounting kit for the stereo, and cut the top & bottom out of it so that the CB would fit. Then I drilled the sides of the Cubbie, to position the Radio closer to flush, and bolted the radio into it. I then, bolted that assembly into the adapters/mounts in the Ranger's bezel.

I've not wired it in yet, so when I do, I'll take some pics to show how I mounted it.
Hell, I'm somewhat bored and it's only 10 degrees out side, I think I'll just go out &.....

Nawwww done talked myself out of that! LOL


I'm still looking for the connectors I want to use to wire it in. I know what I want, so I really don't need "Advice" on running wires. It's personal preference, and I am not a fan of T-splices, spade connectors and the like.
I want to Epoxy the pieces I used to fill the front in with, smooth it out & paint it, to get rid of the Gorilla tape face, and dress it up a bit better.
Well, I finally got a connector that was as close as I could find to what I wanted, and yeah the "weather proof" type is a bit of overkill under the dash. LOL
But first, since it had to come out to get "connected", I snapped a couple of pics to show how I have it mounted in the bezel.


Close-up
In order to mount the C.B. flush in the bezel, I made slotted holes in what was the "Cubby", behind it's mounting holes on the brackets to move it back about a half inch.

OK! Let's get this thing Connected already!

I found this connector kit on Ebay <link< for $3.56 shipped.


As you can see from above and below, you have to crimp your wire into the connector pins. I doubt the "weather tight" seals were really necessary, but W.T.H. they came with it

Then I simply pushed the pins into the connector housing, until I could feel a click and then pulled it to make sure it was locked into place.
The old "barrel type" fuse holder was broken anyway, so I ordered an inline mini fuse holder that will go in at the end, closer to my power source.

I looked at the other connectors, and saw that it appeared that the male ends were mainly at the components in the bezel except for the stereo, so that is how I oriented this installation with the C.B..
So Now on to the Female end.


Even though it's just my opinion, I think this connector looks better than the spade, & splice connectors. PLUS it will make it easier to disconnect when I feel the need to take the Bezel out again.


The housing is marked "A" "B" on both halves so you don't have to worry about crossing the wires unless you simply don't pay attention.
Close-up.

My proposed connection to power will come from the 12V source at my accessory plug. At this time, it is not permanently fixed in there, as I'm still waiting for the inline mini fuse holder.


Instructions did come with the connector kit, so you shouldn't have any problem, if you decide to go this route.

The antenna cable was just put in for show at this time. I think I am going to go with a K-40 antenna system, and a roof mount. I plan on routing the antenna cable up the A pillar and under the trim & headliner to a hole that will be drilled and sealed under the mount.

*The inline fuse and antenna may be another addition this saga LOL*
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:39 PM
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I finally put my cb in this weekend.

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I made a base to hold the cb and removed the cup holder.

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The cup holder was modified so I could move it back and raise it.

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Old 09-28-2015, 06:40 AM
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Was screwing around on sat night, Reached out from Monroville PA to Blairsville PA. For those of you who don't know where those locations are (most of you) that is over 31 miles.
Was talking to a guy on his base station, he could not believe that I was reaching out that far, and coming in pretty clear with a mobile.
They are fun toys, but it is a shame more people don't have them.
Even more of a shame that people who have them, leave them OFF most of the time.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:51 AM
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Lol i have one but haven't used it in years. I don't even think the power wires are hooked up anymore. I was able to reach out almost 45 miles once. I guess all the conditions were right.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:34 AM
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Old thread but oh well, just a basic Cobra 19 and a 3 ft firestik, the antenna mount my Grandfather made for me. Occasionally the cb does get in the way of the passengers leg if they're taller but for the most part its no issue and easily in reach for my self

Here's the antenna mount, doing it this way I did have to add an extra wire to the antenna to properly ground it but it works quite nicely

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