Installing an aerial without a bull bar

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:08
ThreadID: 58529 Views:1531 Replies:5 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived
Hi all,

I have a ford ranger without a bull bar. Has anyone got an ideas where to mount the aerial. It is a crew cab with a canopy on the back?
Also where have you guys mounted the UHF CB. I have the XLT?

Thanking you in advance
James
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member -Signman - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:12

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:12
Mount it on a ' Z' bracket (from Tricky Dicky)..
Goes on the fender bolts where the bonnet closes..

AnswerID: 308590

Reply By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:17

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 19:17
maybe just a bracket off your bumperbar.either that or attach a bracket up the back between the rear off the cab and the canopy,just remember to run an earth lead to the chassis of the vehicle.cheers.
AnswerID: 308593

Reply By: neil&brenda - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 21:17

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 21:17
If you don't want a permanent bracket, you could get a magnetic roof mount.
AnswerID: 308635

Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 03:06

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 03:06
James

click here

After I have you have read this, you will be as confused as I am !

I have read up on what constitutes a ground plane, have realized that the middle of the roof, with a small $20-$30, rubber "dick" aerial gives brilliant reception.

I have had permanent problems ( mainly earthing ) with my bull bar mounting system.
Solid enuf, but because everything is painted and anodized, I have had to run earth straps everywhere, to stop crackling, and to get decent range out of my UHF raidio.

Maybe I am onto something ,,, maybe not !

Cheers
Bucky


AnswerID: 308695

Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:31

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:31
Why does everyone think you have to have a bull bar if you want to put antennas on your 4X4?
AnswerID: 308708

Follow Up By: Ozboc - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:57

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:57
LMAO - only ever seen so many aerials on cop cars


Boc

0
FollowupID: 574718

Follow Up By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 10:27

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 10:27
Echidna? haha
0
FollowupID: 574740

Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 17:19

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 17:19
But they all get used and all have a purpose.
0
FollowupID: 574817

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)