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I needed to install a CB for some group runs. I could not find a location I liked on the forum so I decided on mounting at the headliner. I used a piece of aluminum 3/16” and shaped it to fit the curve from the mirror up the headliner. Mounting with the mirror allows for the mirror break-away to release the CB if needed. The Cobra 19 is light (20 oz.) and inexpensive less than $40. By cutting a hole in the aluminum bracket the size of the raised mounting location for the mirror then using the mirror to trap the bracket (you must shim the mirror mount out the thickness of bracket material) holds bracket tight. I mounted the antenna like the Bandi mount with cable entering at the rubber tube connecting door to body then thru Jack area to and under scuff plates to A pillar then up along windshield to radio. I ran power and PA cables along windshield and down A pillar to fuse block.


 

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Nice mounting job, but that dangling cord would drive me nuts. I'd have to rig up something to contain it. Still, I like the CB's placement.
 

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I mounted mine where the passenger arm rest would go. But I really like the mirror mount. Just not sure if I could live with the dangling cord....:slant:
 

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Very nice. I really like the placement. If I hadn't gone with a removeable option, I might have followed your placement. You can already remove the mic when you are not on the trails.
 

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I needed to install a CB for some group runs. I could not find a location I liked on the forum so I decided on mounting at the headliner. I used a piece of aluminum 3/16” and shaped it to fit the curve from the mirror up the headliner. Mounting with the mirror allows for the mirror break-away to release the CB if needed. The Cobra 19 is light (20 oz.) and inexpensive less than $40. By cutting a hole in the aluminum bracket the size of the raised mounting location for the mirror then using the mirror to trap the bracket (you must shim the mirror mount out the thickness of bracket material) holds bracket tight. I mounted the antenna like the Bandi mount with cable entering at the rubber tube connecting door to body then thru Jack area to and under scuff plates to A pillar then up along windshield to radio. I ran power and PA cables along windshield and down A pillar to fuse block.


I plan on mounting the same on the headliner and now I don't have to cut the headliner to do it. Thanks

Nice mounting job, but that dangling cord would drive me nuts. I'd have to rig up something to contain it. Still, I like the CB's placement.
I don't like the dangling cord either so I'm modifying the Cobra to run the mic cord out the back and it will come out the side of the center console. I'll post pics when I'm done.
 

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very clean install...let us know how it stands up to use on the trail
 

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very clean install...let us know how it stands up to use on the trail
I have over 36,000 miles on the FJ. Over 20,000 of those with CB installed. Mostly Los Angeles freeways that pound on the suspension, also a few miles running local trails just to give the rig a break. No problems to report.
 

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Nice work. Simple and clean.
What would be your opinion about mounting a radar detector to the bottom of the CB? Would there be a weight or visual issue?
 

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Great install.
 

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This is the best Idea for a mount Ive seen. Does anyone think that there woulde be an issue using a full size radio? Could the mirrior mount support the weight?
 

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The mirror has a break away insert to allow it to separate if needed. This is holding the bracket in place. I think it would hold just find, my kids pull on the mic cord pretty good some times. You could always reinforce the mirror side mount but it would then require more force to break away if needed.
 

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I want to do the exact same thing but I have a big unit...what did you drill the front screws of the bracket into? Did you just guess? or did you locate the crossmember? And what length screw?
 

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There are no screws in the bracket on my installation. The bracket is sandwiched between the front cross member and mirror bracket. Looking at my radio today it dawned on me that there might not be enough space between visors for a much larger radio.
 

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I like that! Good Job Bro!
 

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I mounted mine the same way, in fact I have the same radio. The template is pretty much the mirror mounting plate. Meaning, you use the mirror mounting plate to mark your holes, drill them, and then you can just hold the radio (with the bracket attached to the radio) to the new plate and find where you drill the other holes.

My pic isn't real clear, but I think you can get the idea.
 
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