So, before I start with the pics... I know everything is filthy!
On we go then...
FireStik MU-8R9 Nine foot single antenna coaxial cable
Firestik SS274A Adjustable Stainless Steel Hood-Trunk Channel Antenna Mount
Firestick II 4 feet Tunable Tip - Black
I removed the wipers and the cowl and then started the install.
Here you can see the SS274A mount. It swivels on one axis so it can be adjusted level, provided you get the other axis level. I simply marked the location with a Sharpie, drilled a couple of pilot holes and screwed it down.
Here you can see where I routed the coax through the firewall, right behind the little vibrator looking thing. Ford is a cruel god because they provided us with pass thru wires, suggesting they want us to mod our trucks, but then packed things in so tightly that you can't fit an arm in there. So, you can see that I tore the rubber a little. What I really wanted was a clean cut, but with the limited space, that is what I got. I will have to seal it up somehow.
I was going for a professional looking install in the cowl. I didn't quite get it, but I am happy with the result. I may use a grommet to help clean up the lines of the hole. It was difficult to figure out where to drill with this configuration. I ruined a couple of the cowl clips because I had to drill, test fit, drill, test fit, ad nauseum, but they are easily replaced at Autozone.
This shows where I brought it through the firewall on the inside. I routed it up along the trim piece to stay away from the brake, steering, etc. I just zip tied it to existing small cable bundles as I worked it over to the cup holder.
I am working on an idea for a metal piece that will come from behind the dash to hold a holster and the CB... for now, the cable is sitting near the cup holders. CB comes in this Wednesday.
Finished product! Now I just need Carli Pintop, Fuel Hostages, 37s, spare tire holder, flares, winch, air compressor, and a Barrett mounted to the roof....