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I was given a smaller CB Radio, Mic, and Magnetic Antenna which i temporarily have wired up to the cigarette lighter and laying in the console "pocket". I think I'm probably going to get a different antenna and mount however I am trying to figure out the best way to mount the radio and I haven't had much luck searching for install pics and I'd love to see what some of you have done. The radio didn't come with a bracket so I'm going to have to fab something up my self.
 
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I just got a Uniden from my pops and I planned to run it under the dash in the middle, that way I could easily hide the wires.
 
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Mine is an Uniden Pro520XL with a Wilson Lil Wil antenna mounted on the roof. I removed the ashtray and cigarette lighter and attached the radio to the metal above where the ashtray was. I used the hot wire from the cigarette lighter and grounded it to one of the bolts on the E-brake bracket.

 
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best way I was told to do it was ground it to the seat frame bolt on the floor,run a thick fusable power wire directly to the battery for less power interfearence and noise. then run the cb whip high above the vehicle and make sure if its bolts on that it has a proper connection and is grounded right some antennas are self adjusting some like fire stick need to be self adjusted. I run a 5 foot antenna on a custom bracket welded to the swing away tire carrier and a uniden 520xl radio
 
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Originally Posted by smaiwald View Post
Mine is an Uniden Pro520XL with a Wilson Lil Wil antenna mounted on the roof. I removed the ashtray and cigarette lighter and attached the radio to the metal above where the ashtray was. I used the hot wire from the cigarette lighter and grounded it to one of the bolts on the E-brake bracket.

Looks good, I have the Uniden pc78xl
 
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I got the cobra 29 ltd classic, I was going to mount it somewhere low but it was a bit bigger then I thought it would be so I put it on the dash. I don't mind it up there its not in my way.

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For the antenna I got a 4 foot firestik that's bolted on by the rear light.

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I'll have to get photos tomorrow. I run a Connex 3300HP 10 meter ham converted to CB, backed up with a 175 watt Elcan kicker. I cut back my center console and mounted the bracket with some set screws. I installed a Blue Sea Systems fuse panel under the hood, and, from that, I run my wire from a 30 amp fuse, split it in the engine compartment, then I run a 10 amp inline fuse in the wire to my CB, and a 15 amp blade fuse to my kicker.
The antenna I use is a Wilson 5000 magnet mount.
 
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Here's my Cobra 29 mounted under the dash on top of the center console. It fits with a bit of trimming to the kick panel! All of the wires are hidden and I had space left to mount an external speaker next to it which helps a lot for anyone who doesn't have one.
 
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ive got to figure out what ive got on my blazer. Theres a mini antenna mounted on the roof and i found a mic that was hidden in my driver side pillar (beside the windshield).
 
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Originally Posted by smaiwald View Post
Mine is an Uniden Pro520XL with a Wilson Lil Wil antenna mounted on the roof. I removed the ashtray and cigarette lighter and attached the radio to the metal above where the ashtray was. I used the hot wire from the cigarette lighter and grounded it to one of the bolts on the E-brake bracket.

I like this idea, I think I may mount it look this.
 

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