C.B. mount on rollbar pictures??

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I have a 78 fj40 with a metal tech roll cage. I'm looking for C.B. mount suggestions and pictures, preferably on my roll bar. I'm not sure if I should weld a plate or tabs or what for my C.B. Thank you in advance.
 
I have a 78 fj40 with a metal tech roll cage. I'm looking for C.B. mount suggestions and pictures, preferably on my roll bar. I'm not sure if I should weld a plate or tabs or what for my C.B. Thank you in advance.

Here's what I did, with the MT Jackson Cage....

From the driver's seat...
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And from the front of the truck (you can see that these are very simple to add flat strip, not complicated at all)
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Dan
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I like it, but what about if you get caught in the rain?

Hard and/or soft top. Just clearer pictures with the top removed.

But just for the heck of it, here's one with the soft top on.
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Dan
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looks good Dan!
Steve
 
Here's my ham radios on my MetalTech "Jackson" cage. Wires and antenna coax ran inside the cage.

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Here's my mount.. (best picture I have of it) Never-mind the eye candy, as you can see she's taken. :)


CNC'd out of one piece of aluminum.. and it's a nice place to hang wedding decorations LOL...:lol:

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Nice set-up you have there 911..
 
I didn't want to drill holes in my cage to route wires, holes can cause stress risers which can weaken the cage, so I used black zip ties to secure the wires. I also run open top so the radio is set up for fast removal if I have to leave the truck in an unsecured location.

I welded trick tabs directly to the cage to mount the radio and external speaker.
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Okay so it's not a CB you caught me.:grinpimp:
 
I didn't want to drill holes in my cage to route wires, holes can cause stress risers which can weaken the cage, so I used black zip ties to secure the wires. I also run open top so the radio is set up for fast removal if I have to leave the truck in an unsecured location.

I welded trick tabs directly to the cage to mount the radio and external speaker.
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Okay so it's not a CB you caught me.:grinpimp:



riser cracks :bang::bang: cmom now. anyway my stuff would take awhile to get out and besides if they want it that bad nothing you can do will stop them and i dont fell like pushing a shopping cart full of my stuff around everytime i stop somewhere
 
yzftaco said:
Here's my mount.. (best picture I have of it) Never-mind the eye candy, as you can see she's taken. :)

CNC'd out of one piece of aluminum.. and it's a nice place to hang wedding decorations LOL...:lol:

<img src="https://forum.ih8mud.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=529861"/>

Lol... Is there a mount in that pic ???:)
 
rusty_tlc said:
I didn't want to drill holes in my cage to route wires, holes can cause stress risers which can weaken the cage, so I used black zip ties to secure the wires. I also run open top so the radio is set up for fast removal if I have to leave the truck in an unsecured location.

I welded trick tabs directly to the cage to mount the radio and external speaker.

Okay so it's not a CB you caught me.:grinpimp:

Rusty...
I forget, where did you get those tabs? I'm gonna pick up some and do that before I paint the cage, I think.
 
I didn't want to drill holes in my cage to route wires, holes can cause stress risers which can weaken the cage

The holes I drilled are very small, just enough for bare wires and/or coax, the terminals were put on after I fished everything through. Besides that, I have flopped my truck pretty hard and recovered it by winching on the cage and it is still perfectly straight, so I'm not worried about the strength. YMMV.
 
riser cracks :bang::bang: cmom now. anyway my stuff would take awhile to get out and besides if they want it that bad nothing you can do will stop them and i dont fell like pushing a shopping cart full of my stuff around everytime i stop somewhere
On your truck you may do what you like, I took the advice of a professional fabricator and didn't drill holes in my cage.:meh:

The holes I drilled are very small, just enough for bare wires and/or coax, the terminals were put on after I fished everything through. Besides that, I have flopped my truck pretty hard and recovered it by winching on the cage and it is still perfectly straight, so I'm not worried about the strength. YMMV.
I don't think size matters, in this case;).
 
Rusty...
I forget, where did you get those tabs? I'm gonna pick up some and do that before I paint the cage, I think.
Samco Fabrication has them.
I think Fibercraft over on Glendale has a larger selection of sizes. They have some other cool fabrication stuff as well.
 
my radios are mounted up in the cage but back further so I don't end up with mic's and curly cords bouncing around in my face distracting me when they come unhooked on rough ground. Its a bit harder having to look back and up to get to the controls but I only ever adjust the volume and I've become pretty good at doing that by feel without having to turn around or look at the radio
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