×
. . (01 Nov 2019)
× Tell us about your Jimny and post some pictures! Please make sure you post in the correct section on the site, this way it keeps the site tidy AND ensures you get a more relevant answer.

Gadget's 2019 hearing aid SZ5

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
22 Aug 2019 11:33 - 22 Aug 2019 11:34 #212503 by Andy2640

Gadget wrote:

Soeley wrote: I know someone mentioned removing a bolt from the spare wheel bracket, my idea would be to see if it is possible to drill out the centre of the bolt and feed the coax through then fit the connector. That way you would have the bolt heat to apply some heat shrink to and no fretting bracket to rub your paint away. Just a thought off top of my head.


I think I saw the same comment on Facebook but hadn't considered it seriously before now, but that might be a really clever way to do it.

Looking at this photo from one of GeorgeC's posts (where did he go?) there are four 10mm bolts holding the spare wheel mount to the rear door. Not sure if the retaining holes open into the rear door space or are closed off? Will need to pull the door trim off again to check.



Co-ax is what 5-6mm? So in theory there would be enough room to run the cable through a center-drilled bolt to give a very neat and easily waterproofed entry point.



‐-


This cable through the bolt idea seems a great solution if it is feasable.

Im goin home shortly, as i half day off work, so im gonna wangle the spare wheel off and have a butchers at where the bolt comes out internally. Even if it comes out within the door somewhere, it still wont require a scary drilling through the external bodywork.

Then a nice ariel bolted to the wheel frame, cable it through the cabin and have a concealed midland CB by the footwell.

A sweet setup for our October meet!!

My new handle is "J-Cub" by the ways, after my jimny youtube channel ....... hahaaa

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
Last edit: 22 Aug 2019 11:34 by Andy2640.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gadget

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
22 Aug 2019 13:01 - 22 Aug 2019 13:03 #212508 by Gadget
I just ripped the rear door trim off and the ends of the bolts are visible inside the door, yay! Should be easy to route a cable through the door and existing conduit to the car interior, then behind the side trim up to the front. Next question, anyone have a lathe who wants to centre drill a bolt for me? :)
Last edit: 22 Aug 2019 13:03 by Gadget.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
22 Aug 2019 13:32 - 22 Aug 2019 13:33 #212511 by Andy2640

Gadget wrote: I just ripped the rear door trim off and the ends of the bolts are visible inside the door, yay! Should be easy to route a cable through the door and existing conduit to the car interior, then behind the side trim up to the front. Next question, anyone have a lathe who wants to centre drill a bolt for me? :)




YAAAY!!!!


I was gonna go n ask at a local engineering firm down the road. Surely a quick n easy job with the right tools?

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
Last edit: 22 Aug 2019 13:33 by Andy2640.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
22 Aug 2019 16:41 #212526 by Andy2640
Which wipp size would you go with Gadget?

0.89m medium or 1.5m large?

Was looking at these wipps
www.thunderpole.co.uk/large-cb-antennas/...pole-orbitor-hd.html

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
22 Aug 2019 17:02 #212528 by DAGZOOK

Gadget wrote: I just ripped the rear door trim off and the ends of the bolts are visible inside the door, yay! Should be easy to route a cable through the door and existing conduit to the car interior, then behind the side trim up to the front. Next question, anyone have a lathe who wants to centre drill a bolt for me? :)


Co-ax cable is 7mm O.D gadget. You’ll do well to centre drill a 10mm bolt to that extent, it’d weaken the bolt to the point where it would no longer serve a purpose.

It’s a great idea running the co-ax through the boot hole though, maybe just look to beef up the 3 remaining bolts? Is there space to create some sort of re-enforcement plate behind the interior trim? :) :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
22 Aug 2019 19:28 #212542 by Soeley
If the coax is 7mm, then you would squeeze it through a 7mm drill hole, maybe with some WD40 help?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
22 Aug 2019 20:06 #212551 by Andy2640
Im thinking to perhaps take the lower left bolt out and use that as the cable hole. Surely a 3 bolts will hold firm enough.

Gonna see what this engineering pal says first.

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
22 Aug 2019 20:28 #212552 by Soeley

Andy2640 wrote: Im thinking to perhaps take the lower left bolt out and use that as the cable hole. Surely a 3 bolts will hold firm enough.

Gonna see what this engineering pal says first.


I'm sure 3 bolts will hole the spare on, but my concern will be the free corner will fret against the door skin and rub away the paint.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
23 Aug 2019 05:00 #212560 by DAGZOOK

Soeley wrote:

Andy2640 wrote: Im thinking to perhaps take the lower left bolt out and use that as the cable hole. Surely a 3 bolts will hold firm enough.

Gonna see what this engineering pal says first.


I'm sure 3 bolts will hole the spare on, but my concern will be the free corner will fret against the door skin and rub away the paint.


Unless you remove the spare wheel carrier, apply a bead of silicone adhesive to the mating face and re assemble with 3 bolts. This would prevent any water ingress into the exposed hole, prevent any fretting and add a small amount of rigidity. I’d be surprised if it didn’t have some sort of gasket present anyway.

Surely the only other alternative is to drill another 8-10mm hole in the bodywork which I’d be really reluctant to do personally.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
23 Aug 2019 09:42 #212570 by Andy2640

DAGZOOK wrote:

Soeley wrote:

Andy2640 wrote: Im thinking to perhaps take the lower left bolt out and use that as the cable hole. Surely a 3 bolts will hold firm enough.

Gonna see what this engineering pal says first.


I'm sure 3 bolts will hole the spare on, but my concern will be the free corner will fret against the door skin and rub away the paint.


Unless you remove the spare wheel carrier, apply a bead of silicone adhesive to the mating face and re assemble with 3 bolts. This would prevent any water ingress into the exposed hole, prevent any fretting and add a small amount of rigidity. I’d be surprised if it didn’t have some sort of gasket present anyway.

Surely the only other alternative is to drill another 8-10mm hole in the bodywork which I’d be really reluctant to do personally.



I think thats probably the best idea. Will provide a soft but firm cushion.

Engineering dude is gonna call me back today, but im wondering id its worth the faff.

Anyone know much about antennas and what size is best?

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
23 Aug 2019 09:45 #212571 by mlines
What about a mag-mount and take the wire through the door rubbers?

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andy2640
  • Andy2640's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
    Registered
  • Its better to have tried and failed.
More
23 Aug 2019 10:35 #212577 by Andy2640

mlines wrote: What about a mag-mount and take the wire through the door rubbers?


Morning Martin,

I have this silly boyhood dream, whereby on my tonka truck there is a BIG antenna coming from the back of said truck.

Apart from that, I think it just looks awesome having the whip located on the back wheel.

But yes, some other people may find it easier and perhaps better in terms of performace to have it elsewhere.

Appreciate the suggestion for sure.

Cheers!

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.114 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

I hope you enjoy using this forum. Please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this forum website.