Thought I'd ride on the "My CB Install" by starting another thread looking to resolve some the the details I'd like to cover before drilling holes.
Drilled a 3/4" hole in the center of the roof of my Prius today while it was at the body shop having hail dents popped out. Had put that off a couple of years for fear of the side airbags, and uncertainty as to where the roof rafters were to be found.
Two issues with my 2008 F-250 Crew Cab are 1) where are those roof supports, and 2) where is power available in the cab?
Pushing on the roof this evening, the darn thing got stiffer the closer to the center I got. An NMO mount is installed from the outside. I really really really don't want to drill into a roof rafter.
Will spend some quality time with the owner's manual later tonight after realizing I don't know where the fuse panel is located. There is a panel to the right of the passenger's feet that I removed. Icon suggests there is a fuse box inside but didn't recognize one in the dark.
Looking under the front passenger seat am concerned there isn't enough room for my radio. Have Kenwood TM-G707A and TM-742A radios available once I make up my mind. The G707A is in my Sonoma and needs to be removed before the Sonoma goes to a new home.
The Sonoma's passenger kick panel had a wonderful space inside to install the G707A's body. This is with the panel removed. With panel in place the radio is invisible but the speaker plays through the panel very nicely:
Drilled a small screw hole in the dash to firmly mount the control head. The small control head is an advantage of the G707A over 742A. The 742A is a tri-band radio with removable band modules. Only comes with 2 but the radio is discontinued and interesting modules such as 10M and 6M are getting scarce. The is the G707A in the Sonoma:
And no installation is complete without a real hole in the roof:
The plan is to do similar with the F-250.