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Old 12-04-2011, 03:33 PM
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Thinking about putting the cb in my 03. A bunch of my friends have them in there trucks and jeeps. Wondering where you guys mounted your antennas and could show off some pics to help me decide. Thanks
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I also have a OBS standard cab non diesel that im building into a trail truck so you guys can share your pics also. Definitely one going in that.
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On my last truck I had a set of duals mounted on each side of my diamond plate tool box. Just get the mirror mount based anntenna and it should mount flush with the sides of the box, well the side that has the antenna screw mount on it since it comes as a two piece. You really don't need the back piece for anything doing it that way. Just get the antenna straigt and level on the side of the box and then drill out the four holes and bolt in place, then run the wire around the small gap in the front of the tool box between it and the bed. Fords have that rubber knockout in the front corners of the bed, just cut a small hole and run the wire through there and there should be a cab air vent around the same area on the back of the cab to run the CB wire through that to get inside the cab... at least thats how I did it on my 02 F250. I just bought an 05 F350 and have not did this yet.
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On my last truck I had a set of duals mounted on each side of my diamond plate tool box. Just get the mirror mount based anntenna and it should mount flush with the sides of the box, well the side that has the antenna screw mount on it since it comes as a two piece. You really don't need the back piece for anything doing it that way. Just get the antenna straigt and level on the side of the box and then drill out the four holes and bolt in place, then run the wire around the small gap in the front of the tool box between it and the bed. Fords have that rubber knockout in the front corners of the bed, just cut a small hole and run the wire through there and there should be a cab air vent around the same area on the back of the cab to run the CB wire through that to get inside the cab... at least thats how I did it on my 02 F250. I just bought an 05 F350 and have not did this yet.
That was my original plan of attack but i thought i would check out some different options, I dont want ridiculous whip antennas or anything. The cleaner i can install it the happier i will be. This way seems to be the cleanest way on my 03 anyways
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I run a Wilson 500 mag mount centered on the top of the truck. Talks great with my RCI 2950.
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I can say it worked great for me. I bought the antenna's from the local radio shack and after the install they never gave me a minutes worth of trouble, as long as you keep the height down on them. If you get a really high set they can get caught in the automatic car washers (don't ask me how I know this lol) The ones I went with on the 02 just made it past the top of the cab about 6 to 8 inches. I mounted the CB under the center lower part of my dash and the wire ran down the center under the seats out to the back. On the back wall of the cab the plastic liner is held in place by clips, just pop it off and run the wire through the back cab vent. Just make sure to leave some slack here so when you put the plastic back wall liner back on the wire can slip under the lip of the liner without affecting how it snaps back in place except for the small bulge where the wire comes out at.
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Also by using the mirror mount style brackets, when you use them on your toolbox they stick out far enough as to not interfere with your toolbox lid in anyway.
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Here's mine:



I ran the wire down the stake pocket on both sides. Only the driver's side is hooked to anything. Then I drilled a hole in the bottom of the cab for the wire.
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Good thread for more input.

Master CB thread

And a very nice "factory" looking install and write up.

2004 F250 CB Antenna Install .: Articles
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