Temporary Aerial Mount

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 11:32
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I'm looking for somewhere temporary to mount a UHF aerial on a 1991 4Runner until I get a bull bar fitted. I don't really want to go putting un nessesary mounting brackets through the body. Is there a system similar to the gutter mount brackets for vehicles without a gutter?
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 11:37

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 11:37
What about the brackets that you bolt under the bonnet, and they sit just above the front guard? sort of a flat "z" shape
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:02

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 12:02
http://www1.jaycar.com.au/index.asp
DC3079 Trunk Groove Bracket
You don't have to drill any new holes, just undo one of the bolts running along the top of the guard and bolt it under that. Good temporary fix, I wouldn't leave one on tho as they tend to flex and rub on the paintwork eventualy.
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Follow Up By: GazzaS (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 13:18

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 13:18
Hi

we use a Z bracket on our Prado. The rubbing is a funciton of the weight of the arial - a big arial will eventually rub. So we use a SS whip arial with a spring base - also easy to unscrew when leaving vehicle (ie take it off and put in the truck before someone else does!) When around town tend to leave the arial off the truck anyway.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 11:43

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 11:43
G'day will21,

how about a magnetic base with a medium between it and the metal for scratch protection?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 19:21

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 19:21
I've used these with 27 meg CB antennas which are much bigger and therefore offer far greater wind resistance and are more prone to being blown off at speed.

Having said that, of the three cars carrying them, one blew off twice at 160 km/h and the other two were stable up to 180 km/h.

With a smaller, lighter UHF antenna you will have no problems. The ones we used had a plastic pad on the base and no scratching occurred.

They are the easiest way to fit a temporary antenna. Just feed the cable through a door jam, the door seals mould around the cable preventing any damage.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:14

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 22:14
Depending on the type of UHF antenae, a magnetic base would work a treat. They stick like the proverbial to a blanket.
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Reply By: will21 - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 14:51

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 14:51
Thanks, I'll investigate the mangnetic bases, I'll only be mounting a smaller UHF aerial anyway
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