How to mount a HF antenna on a landcruiser.

Submitted: Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 13:12
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I have a 2006 landcruiser TD and want to mount a Codan HF auto tune antenna on it. The bullbar is not an option and we don't have a rear wheel carrier.

Has anyone tried one of these brackets?



regards

John
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 16:34

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 16:34
No I haven't.

It looks very neat but I'd be concerned that its a bit flimsy. I imagine there would be a lot of flex at the fold in the flange. It looks like its made from 2.5 ml or thinner steel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 17:53

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 17:53
Agreed. Codan actually specify some bizarre thickness of steel for the mount to ensure the flexing doesn't cause it to weaken and break the mounting. $1300 dowh the drain if it falls off.... :-0

I havew mine on a spare wheel carrier and it works very well.... not helpful sorry.

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 19:13

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 19:13
They are 2.5mm steel and dont have a gusset I think they are $115.

I made one out of 3mm with a gusset and it was stronger.

You could have it but it is is a storage shed with 53cubic m of stuff in it and I dont know where it is.

If you can wait till mid April I will be getting it out then.

There is a guy in Caboolture has one of them as i have seen it at the hospital staff car park .

Will look when Im over there this week but dont hold much hope.

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Reply By: racinrob - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 19:42

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 19:42
My auto tune aerial is mounted on the bullbar and it's interesting to see just how much it flexes on the rubber cushions when negotiating average terrain.
I'd say at least 3mm plate with gusset, just my 2 cents worth.

Rob.
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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 20:03

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 20:03
Hi John,
Yes, this bracket is made by Ivan Smith from Remark in SA. I actually have one for sale. It was fitted to my 100 series GXL for only 6 months until I sold the 100 & bought a new 200 this bracket wont fit the 200 series. (Bracket is in near new condition & very easy to fit, say 15 minutes max)
They are a very sturdy bracket, very well made & Ivan was very reluctant to say what sort of steel it is. www.ivansmith.com.au
I had it listed it for sale previously in the trader section with no takers....it is still available for $50 plus postage you can get me on 0427 014213
Regards
CU down the road

Tony H

PS this bracket will ONLY fit GXL & Sahara with conventional tailgate NOT barn doors
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Reply By: anglepole - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:43

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:43
Hi,

You could also take a look at this Kaymar Product. Probably expensive, but their products appear to be well made. No body holes by the look.

http://www.kaymar.com.au/accessories/carrier%20all%20accessories.php
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