02-22-2010, 11:11 PM
Take off, eh!
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Hi & Welcome.
Here is a guy who did exactly what you are thinking about (bed rails):
CB Antenna install
Note, unless you have a NGP (non-ground plane) antenna, I wouldn't do this. (composite material aka plastic = not a good choice for a proper RF ground)
Before the Wilson Antenna's site went down, they had a good schematic of best mounting locations. Roof #1, then I think rear of truck @ top of box (assuming metal box) was #2, driver's side front fender #3, & so on. I went with front fender location (on a quick-disconnect). Will save drilling roof for the VHF!
Here is my Cobra 75 WX ST install thread (3 pages long!) on CT4WD:
It'll give you some ideas on how to mount, running coax & power; and where I put the Cobra box.
06 DC LB S45 4X4: Roll 'N Lock / Philips Xtremes / Cobra CB / AllPro IFS, tranny & T-Case skids,1.25 spacers, 10 pack leafs/ R. diff breather mod / fogs-on mod /Nitto Terra Grapplers 265/75/16 / Hakkapeliitta LT studded/ Timbrens / Fox CO + 2.0 resi x4 VA6TAC
/ YotaFab sliders / Yaesu FT2600
Highlander LE 2001 (wife's)
Last edited by Dante's Taco; 02-22-2010 at 11:13 PM.