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put the CB in the dash

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by lx450landcruiser, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. lx450landcruiser

    lx450landcruiser Moderator

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    I recently put my Cb built into the dash. I was able to cut and fabricate the original ash tray plate-mount to hold the Cb in place using the stock holes. I have a bunch of pics of installation i can post later if any ones interested. It was a really easy and fast job and keeps the Cb from bouncing around the cab.
    mike
     
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    well id love to see a few steps in between u crackin the dash and the finale results, would love to see how it looks finished. thanks
     
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    I did the same thing with the same radio. This radio, from Radio Shack, is much smaller than the Uniden, hence less material to remove. I got the Uniden for sale if anyone needs one!

    Ali
     
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    ill posr some pics soon i have to crack open the dash again to put in a longer CB cord since im moved my antenna. any spacific pics u want be to take while im in there again?

    mike
     
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    How the brackets were modified would be nice. Thanks!

    -H-
     
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    Last year I got the single din so my Radio Shack is available. Pay the shipping and it's yours. Still new in the box.
     
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    heres the ash try plate that is bolted to the stock cruiser holes
     
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    you have to cut the the little bump at the top off so it will fit flush and bend the side out a bit to clamp onto the cb
     
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    you have to file the corners off of the two plastic tabs that have the mounting holes
     
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    lx450landcruiser Moderator

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    put electrical tape on the outside black interior molding that holds all the switches and stuff and then file the same bolt hole tabs on those too
     
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    theres to holes on each side of the CB that are threaded to mount it on there universal mount i spot welded a washer on each side in the right location to that the Cb was also attached that way as well however i dont think it would be absolutly needed as it was held really tightly by just the sides of the ash tray mount.
     
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    sorry about the crappy pics but its the best i could do. If you have any more questions let me know.\


    mike
     
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    Mike,
    Where did you decide to mount your antenna, and what length of coax did it require?
    Thanks,
    CJ
     
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    i just got a new ARB front bummper so thats where the antenna is and the cable length is exactly 15 for a dash to right hand side mount routed through the hole in the fire wall on the left upper side above the pedals. it will give you some slack to its a nice fit.