T680 woes

THBatMan8

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So i finally forked over some money and got a decent chatter box. A peaked and tuned connex general lee.

The problem i have is the small cavity for the cb. Its barely big enough for a cobra 29, so the only way to install it i saw was to mount it. My problem is that i hate exposed wires.

Anyone else have a better setup with a similar cavity size?

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THBatMan8

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You sure that plastic bezel isn't removable?
Yes. Thats the only way to hook a cb into that truck. Its actually a tray. But like i said, the general is too big for the hole.

Okay, maybe that wording could be taken out of context. Lol
 

r3gulator3

FLATBED GANGSTER
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If you own the truck, cut the plastic and make it fit. I had to do that for custom gauges and radios when I worked at Freightliner.
 

GAnthony

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So i finally forked over some money and got a decent chatter box. A peaked and tuned connex general lee.

The problem i have is the small cavity for the cb. Its barely big enough for a cobra 29, so the only way to install it i saw was to mount it. My problem is that i hate exposed wires.

Anyone else have a better setup with a similar cavity size?

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if you have Dremel tool, grind down both sides slightly. looks like you ain't got much to remove.

if no Dremel tool, file it down, with like a rasp file, it'll cut (file) faster
 

THBatMan8

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If you own the truck, cut the plastic and make it fit. I had to do that for custom gauges and radios when I worked at Freightliner.
Its a company truck, but my boss wont care that i do a little 'customizing' to it. In fact theyve been encouraging me to turn wrenches on that truck more often since i started school to be a diesel mechanic.

Ill try cutting the tray. Thanks. Worse comes to worse ill just order a new one from Kenworth.
 

tommyh

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general lee is a good radio,I used to have one and I loved it.

Ironpony,I still got my cb,so at least there`s 2 of us out there
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I would try to cut the hole out and stuff it in there
 

ironpony

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general lee is a good radio,I used to have one and I loved it.

Ironpony,I still got my cb,so at least there`s 2 of us out there
breaker 19

I would try to cut the hole out and stuff it in there
That a 10-4 big guy. Its real quiet most of the time, so I figure most folks don't have their ears on these days.
 

THBatMan8

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general lee is a good radio,I used to have one and I loved it.

Ironpony,I still got my cb,so at least there`s 2 of us out there
breaker 19

I would try to cut the hole out and stuff it in there
General Lee has been a damn good radio so far. Its got really good ears, especially when you pair it with two stainless steel whips like i did.

I do alot of construction work, so a cb is mandatory in a lot of places i go. Especially quarries.
 
I searched for a thread on this topic and could not find anything so I looked for how to start an new one but could see one so here we are on your thread about a cb hole and I am going to ask about the dam seat.

I just picked up my new T680 and found that the diver seat does not pivot or swivel like my freightliner seat did. I looked in the owners manual and it talked about an option for the passenger seat swivel but nothing about the diver seat.

I would rather not buy an entire seat just for the swivel so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
Also if there is a more appropriate thread.
 

ironpony

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I searched for a thread on this topic and could not find anything so I looked for how to start an new one but could see one so here we are on your thread about a cb hole and I am going to ask about the dam seat.

I just picked up my new T680 and found that the diver seat does not pivot or swivel like my freightliner seat did. I looked in the owners manual and it talked about an option for the passenger seat swivel but nothing about the diver seat.

I would rather not buy an entire seat just for the swivel so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
Also if there is a more appropriate thread.
I believe you need to go seat shopping...
 
Seat Specialists in Battle creek MI actually makes a swivel but it does not have a lock. I guess you have to figure that one out. Maybe just a bolt or pin or something. I am also curious if KW had some reason for this.
 
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