Hf radio installation in 100 series..

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 15:42
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Am swapping to a 100series gxl cruiser 2002 model. Can anyone assist with design,photo or supplier of a suitable bracket for a barrett 950 autotune antennae for the rear of the vehicle??

It has horizontal rear door not barn doors.

Any other ideas re installation of the radio appreciated.

Thankyou.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 16:01

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 16:01
The autotune on my 100 series was mounted via a Kaymar hf pedestal mount, on a Kaymar swing away 2nd spare wheel carrier. Big $ outlay if you don't need two spares. Another way is via a rear body bracket, as seen Here. ...I guess various HF suppliers would have similar products.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 18:32

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 18:32
I had one like that. I made it out of 3mm sheet steel Was ok and would be better with the new shorter lighter aerials The 9350 tended to move around a bit on it
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 18:34

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 18:34
I had a NGT and mounted it near the bottom of the cargo barrier and had the mic on a bracket along the side of the centre console. My hand just naturally dropped onto it and the UHF one right beside it
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 05:42

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 05:42
I think this is what you are after.

100 series Landcruiser Antenna Bracket

It is made by Ivan Smith in Renmark SA. I haven't got one but he is a lovely guy and very helpful.

I have no idea how good they are but they have been around for a while.


Make sure you run thick power cables on one side of the car and the coax away from the power and other wires as much as possible. A big thick earth strap to the body and chassis will help with reception and range.
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 14:08

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 14:08
It looks like a very good design but I would want a heavier gauge steel. I can see that 3 mm stuff falling to pieces after a few 100kms of corrugations.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 14:36

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 14:36
I have no idea if they are strong enough. I do know that they have been around for at least 7 years when I first looked at them for my 200.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 16:03

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 16:03
I had one of Ivan's brackets on two of my 100's....it was great ...... I reckon between the two vehicles I would have covered at least 200.000km's many off road & many on bad corrogations. No dramas at all, when I purchased it originally I thought it was a little on the expensive side..... but then u have to pay for quality!
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 19:51

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 19:51
I made mine more rigid by welding a triangular gusset across under the top, on the car side of the aerial. made it much stiffer
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Reply By: Tim F3 - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 08:55

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 08:55
Thankyou for the replies and assistance i will contact ivan,thats exactly what i am after.
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