After i settled on rebuilding the transmission and keeping my truck, I decided to install my modded Cobra 148GTL and 100W Silverado linear amp in the pickup.
I went to True Value and picked up two Simpson Strong Tie TP37 7X3" plates. I bent a 90* at one end making sure they were mirror images of each other. The mounting surface in the cab is roughly 68*, so I marked and drilled mounting holes for the radio at roughly 22*.
Brackets rounded off, painted, and attached with four 1/8" pop rivets each. I also violated the visors with a box cutter and hacksaw.
Radio is wired with a 10AWG fused wire from the battery, through the firewall and running up the passenger side A pillar.
For the Linear, I built a 14' stretch of 6AWG red cable with a 20A circuit breaker to run off of the firewall mounted "Starter Motor Relay".
The Amp is mounted to the back wall of the cab, just below the top of the seat back.
Power feed for the amplifier in place.
Chevy van wrecking tard junction block mounted and power connected to Silverado 200 amplifier.
Larsen NMO-27 mounted.