Gen 2 is on the next page if you want a diff style
well i finally got a cb for the jeep and that means i needed a mount for the antenna i didn't feel like buying one so me and my dad made one.it bolts directly on to the stock tire carrier but if you don't use that because you have a swing out then you could probably bolt it onto the tailgate it self i don't know cause that's not how im using it.
1 go to your local hardware store and get a flattened metal i believe it was aluminum. we got a 2 ft piece in case for mess ups.
2 when you go into the store bring in one of the tire carrier bolts you plan putting it on and there should be a chart to measure the thread count and size.
3 get the type bolts that it says. you want it to be about a half inch longer than the stock one to accommodate the bracket as the carrier has a little lip.
4 put a 90 degree bend near the top of the metal bar by placing it in a vice.
5 place next to the two bolts on either side of the carrier and mark the center of the bolt.
6 place the metal back in the vice and cut off the unneeded metal using a hack saw.
7 our bolts were 5/16 so we started with a smaller titanium drill bit so the big bit wouldn't walk. you can use a punch but we didn't have one on hand.
8 we used a 3/8 drill bit so the bracket would bind with the threads and its on a little angle so it works out nicely.
9 measure out the width of your cb mount ours was a 1/2 inch we put it as close to the bend without it not being fully flush. and it barely touches the 285 75 r16 on the sidewall.
10 we rounded out the edges on the bracket so it wouldnt be sharp so we put a belt sander upside down in our vice.
11 bolt it back on to either side of the tire carriers two bolts and then hookup the antenna.
looking in from in between spokes
looking down on it
ill get some better pics of it in the daylight tommorow and ill take the spare off too.
we put on a spring with the firestick and the bracket flexes some so it would take a really sturdy branch or something to break or bend it.
it sits inside of the 16 inch stock steel wheel with about and inch until it would actually contact the wheel.
it sits in the perfect position on the right side to where you can run your cox in between the holes on the carrier.