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PostSubject: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:15 pm

Hey guys.... just got my new cb and antenna installed last night! I was actually pretty impressed with the little Midlands unit. I do live on top of a mountain, but after swr tunning the 3 foot fire stick (about 1.1-1.5) i was able to talk with some fellas loud and clear over 25 miles away!! Anyways my question is how and where are you guys mounting your handhelds in your fj? Thanks ahead of time for any help!
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:02 pm

I picked up some tiny clear 3M hooks and drilled a hole in the belt clip. Works like a charm. Also put a little rubber bumper on the bottom of the clip so not to scratch the dash.





Doesnt affect the AC knobs much at all

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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:08 pm

i just hang mine from the rear view mirror...
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:53 pm

I have wanted to come up with something for awhile, but since I don't use it very often I didn't want anything stuck anywhere. I saw mikes hangin' from his mirror this week and that made my decision easy. That is where it will be when I use it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:56 pm

its hung up there on the mirror and so far hasnt come off even off road...swings around a bit but hasnt fallen off yet...im pretty happy with it being that simple...
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:14 pm

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I picked up some tiny clear 3M hooks and drilled a hole in the belt clip. Works like a charm. Also put a little rubber bumper on the bottom of the clip so not to scratch the dash.





Doesnt affect the AC knobs much at all


Got more information on the hook? Lowes/Home Depot?
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:52 am

Walmart actually. I have a ton of extra... came in probably a pack of 16 or 20. I can bring them to URE if anybody wants some. Takes a little trial and error to get the hole how you want it (so the CB goes on and off smoothly). I wanted an elliptical shaped one so it would center itself better.

EDIT: these are it

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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:47 am

Just installed my Cobra WX ST last week and I think I figured out a useful setup:



A little ghetto, but the ties are covered up when the CB is attached:


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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:53 am

^^ Definitely convenient.

That is the drawback to the Midlands... You have to be reasonably close to the power socket, unless you add or move the power source.
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:58 am

Yea I would just add a powersource to the same location I fit my connector. Cords don't interfere with my legs whatsoever and when unplugged, you can't even tell it's there! Plus, I like that I can wrap my "slack" around the Tilt control handle:



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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:18 am

Mitch i like that set up however the Midland is a bit harder to do that with..IWASHMYCAR im eager to find out how that set up will do off road with the movement of the vehicle rocking and pitching...
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:26 am

Oh okay, I wasn't sure how tough it would be to add an extra socket, or how much space you would need.
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:31 am

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..IWASHMYCAR im eager to find out how that set up will do off road with the movement of the vehicle rocking and pitching...

I've done Hurricane twice and Richland once with it on there. I also leave it on the hook all the time on-road. Stays just fine. It is very easy to grab on the trail. Takes a little conscious effort to hook it back on on the really bumpy stuff I will admit. Even with my papers and everything flying out of my overhead console (visor area) the CB stays put lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:48 am

sounds like a pretty effective hanger...if you are gonna be at URE tomorrow id like to take a look ...if you bring a couple of those hangers id like to maybe get one...im impressed!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:49 am

will do
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PostSubject: Re: Mount for Midlands 75 822 CB   Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:56 pm

Thanks for all the input guys! sorry im so late to respond... ive been in Gatlinburg with the family!! Anyways Wash i really like what you got there... i think im gonna give the same thing a whirl.... worst case senario is you just take the plastic hook off! Hope you guys had fun at Uwharrie!
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