How to: $3.50 CB mount - Discussion thread

Discussion in 'How-To Submissions' started by Achromious, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Achromious

    Achromious New Member

    Disclaimer: The concept for this was not mine, but the photo's/instructions were all taken and written by myself for RF.N

    To make this mount you'll only need a few things:
    A metal vice(or some substitute)
    A Hammer
    A hacksaw or dremel
    A 1/2" drill bit (although having several of smaller sizes will make your life much easier)
    And a 3" T bracket from your local hardware store.

    1st drill the antenna hole.
    For me I made a dent with a nail punch so the drill wouldnt wobble then started with a small bit and stepped up to 1/2"
    Clamping this own will make your life a lot easier.

    2nd bend the bracket.
    Decide which side of the truck you want it on and the bend it accordingly. (see my picture below for the left side of the truck and do the opposite for right)
    I just clamped it with the arm of the bracket out the top and hammered it down until it was at a right angle.

    3rd hacksaw or use a dremel to remove the extra arm of the bracket (see below)

    Lastly check to see if it will bolt right in (you may have to widen one of the pre-drilled holes slightly)


    Then mount the bracket to your tailgate bolts like so:

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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Very cool writeup and idea! Thanks for sharing!
  4. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    Not to take anything away from your write up but don't they make an L bracket big enough to not need to cut a T bracket?
  5. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    Thats so simple yet fvcking ingenious! I will do this too!
  6. OP

    Achromious New Member

    Thanks guys!

    I just went with what was easy to find. If you have an L bracket then go for it haha.

    I'll post some pics of it on the truck this evening it's a good mounting spot, I think it looks cool
  7. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    Yeah dude, I love the tailgate mounts!
  8. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Good wright up man!
  9. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Ingenuity at it's best. Great writeup!
  10. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    Any rust preventative? Or is the stock galvanized? And if galvanized, proper antenna grounding???

    PS: look into chopping off that screw-on coax in favor of using ring terminals. Better grounding. Grounding is king for CB performance. You can have a junk radio and a great antenna ground.......and out perform a 100w radio with a junk antenna ground.
  11. OP

    Achromious New Member

    It's coated for anti rust but I'm going to prep and paint it if I end up keeping it. I don't really know about the rest haha

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