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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011 Thread Starter
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installing a CB radio

ok well this guy my little brother goes to church with drives 18 wheelers for various companies and he had some spare CB radios laying around and i wanted one cause i figured hell why not put it in my car like smokey and the bandit just for the fun of it I have a 1995 mustang gt and i need a little help with the wiring of the radio i don't want to put a P.A. system in it just the radio and i want it up on the dash board i was figuring on taking the clock pod and clock off as it doesn't work anymore anyone have any ideas on how to wire this in? and help on mounting?

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Suprised nobody has flamed you yet, are you going to be sporting a mile high antenna off the back bumper?

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ok what do you mean by flamed? and i didn't really think about antenna but possibly just use the one i use for radio because i don't use my radio i play my ipod through my aftermarket kenwwod
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ok what do you mean by flamed? and i didn't really think about antenna but possibly just use the one i use for radio because i don't use my radio i play my ipod through my aftermarket kenwwod
What he means by "flamed" is making a snide or rude comment about you putting a CB in your mustang. But hey if its your thing, CBs are a blast! definately try to use your stock antena though because i doubt a huge antena off the trunk would look appealing

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thanks alot for not making a comment like that and trying to be helpful
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ok what do you mean by flamed? and i didn't really think about antenna but possibly just use the one i use for radio because i don't use my radio i play my ipod through my aftermarket kenwwod
not sure on how good of a signal your gona get with the stock antenna but its worth a shot. And i agree a mustang with huge antenna's look retarded. Theirs a few at this college i go to, everything from mustangs to SUV's to pickup's have them here, in red neck central.

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I have a 1995 mustang gt and i need a little help with the wiring of the radio i don't want to put a P.A. system in it just the radio and i want it up on the dash board i was figuring on taking the clock pod and clock off as it doesn't work anymore anyone have any ideas on how to wire this in? and help on mounting?

Red wire to 12v power, black wire to ground... Maybe a fuse in-between cb and power if you care about protecting the radio itself.
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You'll need a CB antenna, Wal-Mart used to carry magnetic based antennas that would let you put it in the trunk when you weren't using it.

I had a CB in every car from the time I was 16 until I was 22. Then I just didn't bother because I didn't use it much anymore.

Absolutely run a fuse inline on the positive wire though, it's not just about protection of the radio, but also the car itself if the radio shorts out!
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Yes use a magnetic antenna and if you want some distance get a small amp for the cb.

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thanks for the help guys much appreciated i think i'll go to my favorite car audio store and see if they can help me with some of the parts i need for it and install it then post pics
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You want the best and tallest antenna you can put on your car accessory practically. The best place for your mount is in the center of the roof, if your vehicle is all metal.
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