Originally Posted by howardrichman
That's all right; I think I've either got the CB bracket worked out using the license plate bracket or abouts but might be flimsey; or use a ST1300 CB bracket w a GIVI box mount combo. I've done that before. Let me know what you come out with.
Now I just typed a long explanation and when putting up attachments, I did something to make the whole text disappear! So now everyone will get an abbreviated version:
I used welding stock form the local Ace Hardware and the paint came from the as well. It actually came out pretty good for the finish.
The shims I had in my "junk" hardware drawer, so I cant' give a place to get them, but even washers will do. I also got the longer hardware at Ace.
Keep in mind the rear shim needs to be the "thickness of the mount" [b]thinner[b] than the two forward mounts. the rack is quite stable lifted, and even with the trunk off (rare in my case) you can't really tell it is raised. The mount is also "wind tunnel" tested to 160+ and solid as can be.
I used a trunk mount in the interest of time, and planned on one day drilling a large whole to do a NMO (or something similar) through mount, but I'm very pleased with this setup. I did use locktight on all the screws including the set screws in the antenna sections. DAMHIK about doing this!
I used a much thinner piece to make the template and get the bends right so I could do it "in situ" by hand. then I used a vice to bend the final thick stuff.
I tried to outline the bends in the rear close up and you can see the temporary tie wraps holding the rear section of the mount to the rack.
I'll try to answer any questions as I have forgotten what else I had originally said (see intro to post!