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2002 F150 Install Ideas

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davidjacobs2012

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Anyone know any ways I can setup my 436HP cleanly in my truck? Right now I have a 800mhz antenna mounted on a lip mount on my hood with the cable running through part of the engine into the cab through the driver side door. I'm trying to mount my scanner somewhere so I have easy access to buttons/controls and easy viewing of the screen. I tried a phone/GPS universal mount but the way I had it was not strong enough to hold my scanner. Anyone have any ideas that can help me? Thanks.
 

jim202

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Anyone know any ways I can setup my 436HP cleanly in my truck? Right now I have a 800mhz antenna mounted on a lip mount on my hood with the cable running through part of the engine into the cab through the driver side door. I'm trying to mount my scanner somewhere so I have easy access to buttons/controls and easy viewing of the screen. I tried a phone/GPS universal mount but the way I had it was not strong enough to hold my scanner. Anyone have any ideas that can help me? Thanks.

Do what the rest of us do and drill a hole in the roof. Instal an NMO mount and be done with it.
 

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Just remove the dome light and fish the head liner with a glow rod...make sure to add a plate before you drill. It's easy to poke the head liner . Drilling the nmo is the best thing I ever did. Signal is way better performance. Add a little silicone and scrape the metal on inside for a good ground plane.
 
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