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Hi,

Can anyone describe where/how to mount a CB radio antenna on my 451?

I'd like to use my HAM/CB/EVDO antennae but I can't imagine where I'd mount them.

TIA!
 

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I'll be watching this thread too as I'm wanting to do this. There is a clip antenna that works well on our smarts but I don't remember where to get it or who makes it.
 

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Disclaimer: all I know about radios is they have an on/off switch and a volume control.

However, here's a CB antenna mount for another plastic car: Corvette CB NGP, Antenna, Quick Disconnect, Antenna System, 1984-1996 to give you an idea of how one could be mounted.

Now, here's another link to a Firestik NGP antenna setup: Firestik No-Ground CB Antenna Roof Kit [Firestik FG2-DD] - $49.95

Seems like something could be rigged up using one of the rear tow bolt holes for the mount but I'll leave that to the experts. :)
 

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On your Gremlin?:rolleyes:



Ok For real I would look at some way with the tow bolt holes and some combination of bolts.

Or if my 70's memory is right, arnt their Suction cup mounting options for those antenas?
 

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Breaker, breaker for that "foxmajik", ya got them ears on?

Hey good buddy, I think you should get one of them there 'ugly sticks' from back in the 70's and mount it where your tow hook goes in the back. That would be one good lookin' smart. Kinda have that 1/1 scale R/C Car look, ya know? :D

10-4? :rolleyes:
 

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There is a video on YouTube where an Englishman installed 4 radios and separate antennae. I will mount mine on the side of the rear hatch as he did with an angtle bracket.
 

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I assume antenna technology has come a long way since my CB radio days. Back then it was all about the ground plane and where you mounted the antenna on it as to what kind of reception you got. I used to have a magnetic mount antenna, but I don't suppose it would work too well on a smart,
 

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In the late 70's put 108" whip antenna on a Honda 600 Coupe (600 lbs lighter than smart-2 cyl 600cc)
still have the antenna, wonder how it would look on smart????
 

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For my ham radio, I use a 2m/440 magmount antenna on the roof. I have strong magnets that I put on the inside of the roof panel, under the antenna and that holds it in place. I put tape under the antenna base to protect the roof from being scratched.

It works OK, but really doesn't have a ground plane. I have been thinking about adding a metal plate for that and see if that improves antenna performance.

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didn't I read somewhere over here that you can get a splitter for the factory length antenna
and use both CB and stock head unit at the same time?
 
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