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HotXJmama
April 12th, 2007, 17:30
OK for the last hour I've been searching with no luck. I could have sworn I saw a pic thread for CB installs

Well either way I couldn't find it.

THe hubby is going to install a CB in my new jeep, but doesn't really want to put it in the same place as he did in his XJ. He put his on the passenger side of the shifter/center console right in front of the passenger seat. Since mine is the "nice" jeep he wants to make all of his modifications in mine as slick as possible. nothing that will leave holes in things, know what I mean?

SO lets see your cb installs!!!

xjtrailrider
April 12th, 2007, 17:46
I put my CB overhead since I do not have the center console, my Bearcat scanner is on the side of the shifter console. I'm not sure where I'm going to put my 2-meter, maybe inplace of the stereo.

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5928/cbip4.jpg
http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/5149/scannerun8.jpg

IllianaXJ
April 12th, 2007, 17:58
If you want a really clean install, check this article out: (not mine, my CB is attached to the console)

http://www.jeepin.com/features/cobra75/index.asp

I'm not a fan of the antenna in the front, someone makes a bracket to mount it in the rear hatch above the taillight. I mounted mine on my tire carrier's swingarm.

xjtrailrider
April 12th, 2007, 18:09
I made my own mount, just some 3/16 steel and some welding, I have to be carefull of rubbing up next to trees though.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8392/dsc001045qu.jpg

Begster
April 12th, 2007, 18:12
What the hell, I guess I'll post mine as well.

The wiring is with male and female connectors sliced in so that I can detach it easily should I need to move it. Why you might ask? Because when your holding up your club trying to rewire your CB after you yanked it out, people aren't extremely happy.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f251/begster/CopyofCoyHill034.jpg

P.S. Don't ask me what the white thing is, I still have no clue.

dcXJ
April 12th, 2007, 19:18
xjtrailrider....what antenna are you using for your Bearcat scanner? I have one as well, but have never mounted it or connected it. Just curious.....thanks!

-Dave.

XJ Eric
April 12th, 2007, 19:32
why doesn't anyone use spring mounts? I keep seeing all these antennas and none of them use springs. I've got one for mine and its really saved the antenna from the trees. (I don't mean to hi-jack a thread)

DO they mess up the antenna's tuning?

peeweexj
April 12th, 2007, 19:32
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q212/mikemurray3849/Cherokee/BigWheel015.jpg


http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q212/mikemurray3849/Cherokee/RockerSwitch.jpg

Begster
April 12th, 2007, 19:39
Nice picture in your dash Peewee, girlfriend I assume?

File 05, I don't have a spring on mine, and I haven't really needed one. I have come into contact with many trees (I have mine covered in heat shrink wrap to cover the bare wire that was exposed from the plastic wrapping being taken off by trees). I have had good luck and a few good wacks. Our town motto is if it isn't broke, don't fix it. No use screwing up my reception since I have one of the best in my club.

I have seen a short fiberglass antenna snap off because it started rocking back and forth pretty fast going up a hill. A spring would have saved it.

foxwar71
April 12th, 2007, 20:02
hey peewee!!!!! that thing doesnt work too good without the damn whip hooked up!!! haha by the way mike u gotta come wheeling with us we got a group of about 6 XJs thta go with us

xjtrailrider
April 12th, 2007, 20:10
xjtrailrider....what antenna are you using for your Bearcat scanner? I have one as well, but have never mounted it or connected it. Just curious.....thanks!

-Dave.

I have in the past used a Radio Shack window mount scanner antenna, and they work fine since you are not transmitting through it. Right now I have a 2 meter antenna mounted on the opposite side of the CB and I'm using it for the scanner until I get my ametuer radio liscense for the 2 meter.

Just about anything will work for a scanner, it only recieves and SWR and MHZ really doesn't matter. Placement makes more of a difference.

xjtrailrider
April 12th, 2007, 20:16
why doesn't anyone use spring mounts? I keep seeing all these antennas and none of them use springs. I've got one for mine and its really saved the antenna from the trees. (I don't mean to hi-jack a thread)

DO they mess up the antenna's tuning?

I run the Firestick stud mount with the Firestick HD spring, I've yet to snap a mast on a low branch, I worry more about tree rubs with the location of my mount. The spring will only slightly change the SWR's and with the Firestick 2 its easy to re-adjust.
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8392/dsc001045qu.jpg

peeweexj
April 12th, 2007, 20:20
hey peewee!!!!! that thing doesnt work too good without the damn whip hooked up!!! haha by the way mike u gotta come wheeling with us we got a group of about 6 XJs thta go with us


Whatchu talkin bout?

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q212/mikemurray3849/Cherokee/ant004.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q212/mikemurray3849/Cherokee/SteamboatSprings042.jpg

dcXJ
April 13th, 2007, 09:16
I have in the past used a Radio Shack window mount scanner antenna, and they work fine since you are not transmitting through it. Right now I have a 2 meter antenna mounted on the opposite side of the CB and I'm using it for the scanner until I get my ametuer radio liscense for the 2 meter.

Just about anything will work for a scanner, it only recieves and SWR and MHZ really doesn't matter. Placement makes more of a difference.

Good info....thanks!

imbthree
April 13th, 2007, 14:17
you can mount a CB in the same location i have using heavy duty velcroe (how ever you spell it) that way you wont have to drill any holes. the mike holder was already there and I think its for a cell phone holder but the mike fits on there perfect. Heres some pics.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/imbthree/92XJ004.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/imbthree/92XJ003.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/imbthree/92XJ002.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/imbthree/92XJ001.jpg

87manche
April 13th, 2007, 14:41
I like that mic holder, too bad my sirius is there.

evil dead
April 14th, 2007, 10:10
why not in place of the ashtray my old spot or in front of the shifter in the pocket thats there thats where im thinking for the next install

WheelinJR
April 14th, 2007, 22:13
The 2-meter is a loaner, so I don't know if my mounting will stay like that once I get mine.

http://gitout.com/v-web/gallery/d/18510-2/int1.jpg

http://gitout.com/v-web/gallery/d/18511-1/int2.jpg

53guy
April 15th, 2007, 06:02
http://www.fototime.com/E9933C3314A403D/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/C5B0F65E32192D2/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/9EBCB3774CE1B1A/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/33031F1046C2BD7/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/C90B57A4AE918BF/standard.jpg

camarors8992
April 15th, 2007, 07:54
With the range that 2 way radios have now have any of you guys just considered buying a decent 2 way radio, some even have NOAA weather channels. That's what we use.

http://www.midlandradio.com/comersus/store/comersus_listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory= 133

87manche
April 15th, 2007, 12:02
yeah, but then everyone has to have a GRS radio, CB's are just a standard.

JeepFreak21
April 15th, 2007, 12:14
http://www.fototime.com/E9933C3314A403D/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/C5B0F65E32192D2/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/9EBCB3774CE1B1A/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/33031F1046C2BD7/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/C90B57A4AE918BF/standard.jpg

Is that for a Cobra 75WXST? That's the one I'll be installing.
Billy

53guy
April 15th, 2007, 12:16
Is that for a Cobra 75WXST? That's the one I'll be installing.
Billy


Yup, sure is.

casm
April 15th, 2007, 12:22
Is that for a Cobra 75WXST? That's the one I'll be installing.
Billy

I did something similar to that a while back, but wanted to keep the transmitter out of the centre armrest storage bin if at all possible. As it turns out, there's just enough room to fit the transmitter in the front part of the armrest and still get the bin back in:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/182749/original/02---transmitter-mount.jpg

The connector for the handset runs out of the front of the armrest:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/182748/original/01---connector.jpg

And finally, you can hang the handset where it's accessible to the driver but still not in the way:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/182752/original/05---all-done.jpg

There're a couple more photos of the install here (http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/registry/7625/23510), and kind of a nice side effect of this is that it's central enough and there's suitable reach from the handset cord that anyone in the vehicle can work the CB - useful if you need to be doing something at the same time as you want to talk to someone. One change I would recommend making, however, is moving the hanger for the handset up out of the kick panel and into the blank spot directly above it in the lower instrument panel. This is how I'm running it in the current XJ, and it makes it a lot easier to hear the thing if you're not running an external speaker.

WheelinJR
April 15th, 2007, 12:30
I looked into those compact cobras, the size is nice, and having all the control at your hand.

but at more money with less features, i decided I wanted the RF gain and opted for the bigger setup.

casm
April 15th, 2007, 12:37
I looked into those compact cobras, the size is nice, and having all the control at your hand.

but at more money with less features, i decided I wanted the RF gain and opted for the bigger setup.

Understood. And to be honest, I'm not disappointed in the least with its performance - but it's definitely not a unit you'd want to pick if you're looking for something to modify. My main concern was not leaving anything on display that might be attractive to thieves since I used to have to work in some pretty unpleasant parts of town. Same with the GPS - if it's needed, it's mounted; if not, it's in the apartment.

WheelinJR
April 15th, 2007, 12:42
My main concern was not leaving anything on display that might be attractive to thieves since I used to have to work in some pretty unpleasant parts of town. Same with the GPS - if it's needed, it's mounted; if not, it's in the apartment.

Also very understandable.

VinceYJ
April 15th, 2007, 18:44
I like the Cobra 19DXII I have...I like the external speaker and PA plug ins.

dmbxj05
April 23rd, 2007, 09:01
Here's my cb. Cut a piece of aluminum to fit between sun visors. Drilled holes in the end and screwed it in place with the existing visor supports. Painted it flat black to match cb. Works real well.

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Plays For Jeeps
April 23rd, 2007, 16:29
For all you guys who made your own tail light mount. Two questions:

1. I made one up lastnight and was wondering if you just used the stock tail light bolt and added another sheet metal scew or just attached it on its own.

2. After you painted the mount did you sand the mount where it butts up with the body for a better ground? How did you ground it out?

91Limited
April 23rd, 2007, 22:07
For all you guys who made your own tail light mount. Two questions:

1. I made one up lastnight and was wondering if you just used the stock tail light bolt and added another sheet metal scew or just attached it on its own.

2. After you painted the mount did you sand the mount where it butts up with the body for a better ground? How did you ground it out?

1. Yeah i used the template thats floating around here somewhere and used the stock taillight screw and another self tapping sheet metal screw higher up. I'm running a rather large firestick and it gets some force put on it while cruising on the highway, but the mount stays put

2. when i painted mine, i left tape where i would be touching the body. I doubt it matters, seeing as i didn't sand down the body, but i did it anyways cuz it couldn't hurt and its not like anyone can see that part anyways. I get fine reception by the way.

hope that helps,

Seth

dirtybird
April 23rd, 2007, 23:10
it will ground out thru the bolts

Cndlpwr
April 25th, 2007, 20:40
Yaesu ft-100 on top and uniden bc350 under it.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7065/nor7844lc6.jpg

ZacSquatch
April 26th, 2007, 06:23
you'd almost think you were a V.F

vetteboy
April 26th, 2007, 08:03
Head unit crapped out, CB goes in its place.

http://www.phatserver.net/~chris/XJbuild/010807/DSC01159.JPG

There's a small external speaker mounted behind that blank space in the dash next to it. Works great. The hardest part was routing the antenna cable through the dash.

In place of the head unit, I just run a 4-channel amp with RCA inputs feeding right from my ipod. Probably the best stereo mod to date.

After ripping the antenna mount off the side (above the taillight) two or three times, I decided that location sucked. Next I tried a shorter one off the roof rack which died in a parking deck. Finally I put the big whip back on the front bumper, and that's worked the best so far.

http://www.phatserver.net/~chris/XJbuild/011007/DSC01162.JPG

I marked the roof height on the whip, and it makes a nice height gauge for driving under stuff.

VET'S XJ
April 26th, 2007, 09:45
Got a overhead console from the junk yard, scrapped the stock computer and installed a little radio shack unit...works great and out of the way! Just a little dremel action to get it to fit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/VET8911/P1010102.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/VET8911/P1010079.jpg

Plays For Jeeps
April 26th, 2007, 10:33
^You make it sounds sooooo easy to go pick up a console from the junkyard lol.

WheelinJR
April 28th, 2007, 21:00
I suppose I should take some new pics, pulled the loaner ICOM V8000 out and slapped in my new 2200H I just bought.

Next upgrade will be a dual band.

Mikey
April 29th, 2007, 02:33
i have the Cobra 75 WX ST. I installed it in the area where the stock misc switches go. (I luckily did not have those swithces and was able to utilize those three slots. 2 for my KC lights and one for my CB.)

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u152/mmantzouranis/cb1.jpg

I used the Firestik mount and utilized the upper taillight bolt as one of the four mounting screws.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u152/mmantzouranis/cb2.jpg

Dassc612
May 15th, 2007, 19:58
This is a great thread, and like the OP said I've also been looking for a specific setup that I know I've seen... I've spent about 3 weeks at this point looking for the pictures in a bunch of Jeep and XJ forums.

I'm looking for pictures of a setup like the one that VET8911 (NICE setup btw!) has, but for an overhead console found in the '97 and newer XJ's. The person who did it however, didn't remove the computer part, instead he removed the garage door opener and sunglasses areas and installed his CB Radio there. If ANYONE knows who did this, has pictures, or knows of the thread I'm talking about PLEASE PM me or post it up. I've run out of ideas on how to search for it.

Thanks!

CanMan
May 15th, 2007, 20:05
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187/12GaugeXJ/Other%20crap/100_2490-1.jpg

GSequoia
May 15th, 2007, 20:11
Head unit crapped out, CB goes in its place.

http://www.phatserver.net/%7Echris/XJbuild/010807/DSC01159.JPG


Shorten your shifters!

Prowler
May 15th, 2007, 20:21
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z206/sciorrotta/Picture005_2.jpg
I like this spot but I don't because if ever in wreck, you can bet my leg will be broken. But O well.

vetteboy
May 15th, 2007, 21:02
Shorten your shifters!

The trans shifter is the only really long one...and everyone who has driven it so far has agreed with the placement.

For the rest of 'em...

http://www.phatserver.net/~chris/XJbuild/051307/DSC01782.JPG

Not too long. If I can find something cooler to make the levers out of then I will. The cutting brakes need to be that long for the leverage.

The bigger problem is I'm a short guy with short arms. :(

GSequoia
May 15th, 2007, 21:07
So did you steal the transmission shifter out of a UPS truck?

:cheers:

vetteboy
May 15th, 2007, 21:21
Nah...it came with the transmission*. :) And I actually cut and rotated it a little bit, too.

*NV4500 from a dodge 3500 pickup

53guy
May 15th, 2007, 21:23
I've got a big head and little arms :(


Fixed it for ya! (meet the robinsons....after reading it again, I didn't mean to sound like a dick, but I couldn't resist)

glensxj
May 15th, 2007, 22:11
Head unit crapped out, CB goes in its place.

http://www.phatserver.net/%7Echris/XJbuild/010807/DSC01159.JPG

There's a small external speaker mounted behind that blank space in the dash next to it. Works great. The hardest part was routing the antenna cable through the dash.

In place of the head unit, I just run a 4-channel amp with RCA inputs feeding right from my ipod. Probably the best stereo mod to date.

After ripping the antenna mount off the side (above the taillight) two or three times, I decided that location sucked. Next I tried a shorter one off the roof rack which died in a parking deck. Finally I put the big whip back on the front bumper, and that's worked the best so far.

http://www.phatserver.net/%7Echris/XJbuild/011007/DSC01162.JPG

I marked the roof height on the whip, and it makes a nice height gauge for driving under stuff.

vetboy i did the same CB install you did and i ran the antena wire up and under the dash so its clean and hidin. I can get you pictures if you are intrested in changing it up.
-Glen

LilRhodyXJ
May 16th, 2007, 14:16
Uniden 510XL
Firestick mount
Firestick Firefly 3' antenna
RLF.coms cb mount
I got all my stuff fom Walcott cb and Rocklizardfabrications.com...it was reallll easy to install heres some pics...

First pics of the mount and antenna

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080230.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080229.jpg

next the wiring...

this in in the rear hatch
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080268.jpg

ran it on the inside up in the top...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080273.jpg
and along the sides...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080274.jpg


to the CB...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080276.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080275.jpg

power wire goes down the drivers a-pillar, you cna kind of see it but whatever...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080277.jpg

-AR

BIgDaddyChia
May 17th, 2007, 05:14
Uniden 510XL
Firestick mount
Firestick Firefly 3' antenna
RLF.coms cb mount
I got all my stuff fom Walcott cb and Rocklizardfabrications.com...it was reallll easy to install heres some pics...

First pics of the mount and antenna

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080230.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080229.jpg

next the wiring...

this in in the rear hatch
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080268.jpg

ran it on the inside up in the top...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080273.jpg
and along the sides...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080274.jpg


to the CB...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080276.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080275.jpg

power wire goes down the drivers a-pillar, you cna kind of see it but whatever...
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h59/lilrhodyxj/P3080277.jpg

-AR

Cant see shit captain.

Bizeeb65
May 17th, 2007, 05:38
Cant see shit captain.

Pics work for me:dunno: Nice install BTW.

BIgDaddyChia
May 17th, 2007, 05:42
Pics work for me:dunno: Nice install BTW.

See em now. They were red x's when i posted what i posted.

almondjoy137
May 17th, 2007, 08:50
yea that mount looks awesome. How does it mount to the hatch, do u drill or what?