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Author Topic: HF oof mount  (Read 395 times)
NZ0T
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« on: July 20, 2009, 02:05:26 PM »

I recently acquired a '95 Chevy S-10 pickup.  I put a tonneau cover on the bed so any bed mount is out.  That leaves me with a ball mount on the side or a roof mount.  I plan to use my old Outbacker JR with a quick disconnect and it seems to me the roof mount would work best.  I have never installed a roof mount - are there any DIY's available?  What is the best mount to use?  Any help greatly appreciated.

73, Bill NZ0T
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 02:35:12 PM »

Aside from the poor antenna selection, there will be very little difference between mounting it on the roof or the side of the cab (B or C pillar). The ballmount from Breedlove Machine is more than adequate for the antenna in question.

Alan, KØBG
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NZ0T
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 04:14:46 PM »

Thanks Alan, I knew you would not like the antenna selection but I've had it for years and it works well enough for my needs.  I'm leaning towards the roof mount at least until I see how hard it may be to work around the roof liner.
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VE3XKD
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 07:45:16 PM »

Hi

I am using a Breedlove mount on the roof of my Toyota Prius. The roof sheet metal is quite thin and a large antenna will cause the metal to buckle. In my case I made a custom aluminum backing plate that fits between the steel ribs that support the roof metal.  This plate should be curved to conform to the curvature of the roof or you may permanently dent the roof when yout tighten up the Breedlove mount if there is a gap between the aluminum backing plate and the roof caused by any curvature in the roof.

Taking the headliner off was easy! A dozen plastic clips and four screws and the roof liner can be easily pulled down.
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WW5AA
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 06:20:07 AM »

Your mobile is to loud now Bill!  (:-)

73 de Lindy
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