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CB in a Corvette

Post by 973Kid » Sunday, 03 December 2017, 18:43 PM

OK so I am sitting here looking at my 1987 Corvette and trying to figure out how I would put a cb in it. I have seen pic's of vettes with a cb mounted on the side of the tranny tunnel but not sute how you set up an antenna on a fiberglass body. Any ideas?

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Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 03 December 2017, 19:34 PM

Most Corvette owners that want to install an antenna on their car uses the license plate mounting bracket, there are several different styles but I like the one that centers the antenna.

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 04 December 2017, 9:02 AM

Went to school with a kid back around 76 that had a 70 model Stingray that had attached a metal bar to the frame and had it come out from under the car sorta like a trailer hitch and had a 102" whip on the back...Finding a way to hook up the antenna on a Vet is the easy part...finding a place for the radio is a different story...

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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 04 December 2017, 17:15 PM

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Went to school with a kid back around 76 that had a 70 model Stingray that had attached a metal bar to the frame and had it come out from under the car sorta like a trailer hitch and had a 102" whip on the back...Finding a way to hook up the antenna on a Vet is the easy part...finding a place for the radio is a different story...

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There is a local hammie that uses that same setup, it is actually a small trailer receiver hitch and has a small screwdriver antenna attached, if I catch him one day I'll snap a couple pics. Anytone makes a couple of small radios that make good sound, you should check them out.

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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 04 December 2017, 21:17 PM

They do make a CB antenna bracket for Vet's...bit on the "Pricey" side, but guess they figure if you can afford a Vet, you can afford the bracket! :mrgreen:

http://www.eastcoastvette.com/p-2876-co ... 13-c6.aspx

http://www.parts123.com/corvettecentral ... ukey=26078

These vendors are Corvette parts dealers and not CB shops or vendors, so you may want to check with some of the Forums sponsors and see if they can get these brackets...If they can, I'm sure the price would be no where near what a Custom Corvette Parts supplier charges.
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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 17:03 PM

Both of those include the bracket, mount, and antenna (FireStik NGP) but yes they are pricey.

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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by 973Kid » Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:31 PM

Looks like I could make a mount like that but I don't see how you ground it. On a C4 Corverrt there isn't a frame that runs back. I guess I could attach a ground wire to the exhause mount and in effect grounding to the engine. Since this is a $2,500 car I can't see paying $200 just for an antenna mount.

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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 07 December 2017, 4:38 AM

973Kid wrote:
Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:31 PM
Looks like I could make a mount like that but I don't see how you ground it. On a C4 Corverrt there isn't a frame that runs back. I guess I could attach a ground wire to the exhause mount and in effect grounding to the engine. Since this is a $2,500 car I can't see paying $200 just for an antenna mount.

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On those links I posted of the bracket's, if you look, they come with a NGP fiberglass antenna and coax..."NGP" means "No Grounding required"

So no need to ground the bracket to anything...These are the same type of antenna's you would use if you were mounting a CB in a boat...
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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by 973Kid » Thursday, 07 December 2017, 14:27 PM

jessejamesdallas wrote:
Thursday, 07 December 2017, 4:38 AM
973Kid wrote:
Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:31 PM
Looks like I could make a mount like that but I don't see how you ground it. On a C4 Corverrt there isn't a frame that runs back. I guess I could attach a ground wire to the exhause mount and in effect grounding to the engine. Since this is a $2,500 car I can't see paying $200 just for an antenna mount.

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On those links I posted of the bracket's, if you look, they come with a NGP fiberglass antenna and coax..."NGP" means "No Grounding required"

So no need to ground the bracket to anything...These are the same type of antenna's you would use if you were mounting a CB in a boat...
I never knew there was an antenna that didn't need a ground. Thanks for the info. One thing for sure, I learn something new everyday but probably forget 2 things a day.

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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 07 December 2017, 15:58 PM

973Kid wrote:
Thursday, 07 December 2017, 14:27 PM
jessejamesdallas wrote:
Thursday, 07 December 2017, 4:38 AM
973Kid wrote:
Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:31 PM
Looks like I could make a mount like that but I don't see how you ground it. On a C4 Corverrt there isn't a frame that runs back. I guess I could attach a ground wire to the exhause mount and in effect grounding to the engine. Since this is a $2,500 car I can't see paying $200 just for an antenna mount.

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On those links I posted of the bracket's, if you look, they come with a NGP fiberglass antenna and coax..."NGP" means "No Grounding required"

So no need to ground the bracket to anything...These are the same type of antenna's you would use if you were mounting a CB in a boat...
I never knew there was an antenna that didn't need a ground. Thanks for the info. One thing for sure, I learn something new everyday but probably forget 2 things a day.

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I've never used one...so can't say how good they work, but guess it would be better than nothing...
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Re: CB in a Corvette

Post by projectcop » Saturday, 19 May 2018, 14:56 PM

There is a way to ground an antenna in the C5 vette. Dont know if the others are the same. Just above the license plate on either side, there is a small access (hole). Flat ground strap could be run through there to the chassis, possibly exhaust mounts. Or you could put a trailer hitch on the car and use that as your antenna mount.
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