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For Sale A-pillar NMO Antenna Mounting Bracket

I have a couple of these brackets I made left that fit a NMO style antenna to the A-pillar and hood area of a 1st and 2nd Gen Explorer. I've been using it for about 2 years now and the antenna position works well. $25 shipped! Comes unpainted and without hardware. You will need a NMO mount also. Works best for HAM radios but I think you can probably get CB specific NMO antennas also.

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Want one!
 
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Easiest install of any aftermarket product I've ever used. Fit like a glove (a good glove, not an OJ glove). Now I need to get the adapter to make my CB antenna work in it.

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Ya know, I've been looking at that bracket, empty as it is, and I realized it would be a great mount for a light if there were a mirror image mount for the passenger side. I realize it may conflict with the factory antenna but I've wanted a great set of light mounts for that area longer than I've wanted an antenna mount.
 
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Ya know, I've been looking at that bracket, empty as it is, and I realized it would be a great mount for a light if there were a mirror image mount for the passenger side. I realize it may conflict with the factory antenna but I've wanted a great set of light mounts for that area longer than I've wanted an antenna mount.

I make those too They are a little different shape but very similar.

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Awesome! Price for the right side one?
 
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Awesome! Price for the right side one?

I don't have a right one to match as the dimensions are different to get the light away from the hood and up to clear the light mounting stud. I sell the light mounting set for $38 shipped. If you want to send the antenna bracket back I can credit it minus shipping towards the pair of light brackets.
 
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Sounds great. But the truck budget is tight already this month. I'll pull the bracket and ship it back to you as soon as I can, then get the new brackets around Nov 1. If that's ok
 
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Easy easy easy install. Thanks @Brian1. This thing looks great.
Ran my coax behind the trim by the fuse box. Seems to work good with no drilling needed. Will update if the rains prove me wrong.

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Looks like your taller light brackets will work better for a CB Ant, than this Ham CB bracket, due to the lower height of it, for the coax / Ant connector stud fitting underneath it. They use a 1/2" hole for the plastic separating washer used. I just mocked this bracket up, (would have to weld a 1/2" washer to it for the connector stud) and would have to make a hole in the cowel for it to work with the CB Ant.

What's the hole size you made on the light brackets?
 
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What's the hole size you made on the light brackets?
5/16" but the light brackets have too much leverage for an antenna whipping around. Kevin used one and added an extra "foot" to stabilize it.

There are CB antennas made for a NMO mount and adapters as well.
 
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X2 I made a little arm that comes off the Light bracket so I could put a light and an antenna on it. I can definitely see it moving around there with the Antenna on it. I'm going to have to figure out a way to reinforce it as well.

Nothing against Brian of course... its an awesome piece. I'm just using it for more than it was intended. :)
 
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After doing a little research for those NMO CB parts, I think I am switching to Higher power GMRS. 10 yr License fees dropped to $35/family recently, and the lower than expected prices on these, actually surprised me on some of these more powerful 15-40w units.

These brackets will work for the UHF Ant's used for the GMRS, so hey.... all worked out!
 
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curses to you G... Once again you've caused me to do a little online research causing me to want yet another upgrade....
 
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