View Full Version : Cab drain plugs OBS
02-03-2012, 02:26 PM
Well, first off i've been frequenting this forum for a while, alot of great info on here! so i figured i would finally join and see if i can't lend some knowledge and learn something too. What my current/next project will be is going to be my CB. The plan in next weekend tear into it and install the guy. What my plan is, is to install the CB where the stock CD player goes (I have a 95 silverado) I already have my deck in where the stock head unit goes, and i've been playing with the idea of putting the CB into the dash where the stock CD player went for a while now. I finally was able to get my hands on a CB for a good price, and got the dual whips coming. The install into the dash should go pretty smooth, its gunna take some cutting, and alot of fitting, than refitting, than refitting to get it just right. I plan on getting it to mount to the inner dash, with just the face sticking out, so i will still be able to remove the bezel without having the CB come along with it. I'm not worried about that portion of the project. What i am curious about, is if anyone knows of another good spot to run the wires out of. Traditionally i have ran wires through the stock hole in the dash where all of the stock wires come and go, but that is pretty full stock, so i want to run my power and my CB cord elsewhere. Does anyone know of another good hole in the dash that will work, or if someone knows where the drain plugs are located, so i can pop a hole in one, than reseal it after i have the cable ran. I like getting all the info i can before i jump into a project so that i don't run into any unexpected problems, so any info would be nice. Especially since i plan to run several more wires for lighting and such down the road, so know more spots where i can run wires would be plenty helpful, thanks all!
02-05-2012, 09:59 AM
i just drilled out the hole thats on the firewall for where the clutch pedal should go
02-05-2012, 10:31 PM
i thought about that but i plan on doing a NV4500 swap this summer, so i want to leave that open. push come to shove i will just pop a hole in there somewhere and then silicone it in. but i am mostly curious if there is a good spot already in there somewhere
02-06-2012, 01:00 AM
i punched through where the parking breaking cable ran. depends where your running your antenna cable to. i ran mine to the bed so it made most sense.
02-06-2012, 08:27 AM
Crawl under the truck and there should be a drain plug on the drivers side under the back seat has four square tabs that you push together and pop the plug out and up into the cab, ran the wire through there on both my trucks and after i was done i cut a slit in the plug wide enough for the wire to go into and siliconed around the wire and put the plug back in with the wire going through it to prevent water/dirt entry into the cab. Post pics of the CB install in the dash im wondering what it will look like and might have to do that in my 97
02-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Will do, that was exactly what i was looking for. i haven't had a chance to look yet, but i knew someone had to have done it before. so atleast i will know where to start my search. Which is where i was planning on looking, lol. Hopefully this weekend i will be putting in the CB, i should be getting the parts in this week, so as long as those come in Saturday morning i will be starting on the CB install. Right now i just have a CB that was given to me, one of the cheap radio shack ones. so i will be installing that in to get the bearings right, and really find out how well it will work. after that i plan on getting a nice Cobra and switching them out. but that switch will be fairly easy compared to the initial fit since i will have something to go off of.
02-06-2012, 10:33 AM
Why not drill a hole and install a grommet?
02-06-2012, 12:46 PM
thats the other option i am keeping open. if there isn't any convenient spots already there, i will pop a hole in there and put in a grommet with the wire thru it. but its always nice when you don't need to drill.
02-06-2012, 07:49 PM
Why not drill a hole and install a grommet?
That would be another option but the end of the coax on a cb is pretty large and the wire is around the size of a pencil so you would have a large hole with a small wire going thru it which, yes you could get a grommet for but i didnt have a metal bit that big or a grommet so i just put a slit in the plug put the wire in it and siliconed from the wire out to the edge of the plug. either way theres nothing wrong with one or the other some people, me included dont like drilling large holes into the body of their truck :lol:
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