The arrangement described below is similar to that shown in the last
issue of QST magazine. If you look under the car you will probably find
a towhook or ring bolted to some substantial part of the car. You can
bolt an arrangement as described below to those holes and have a solid
arrangement. I would not weld on the car except as an absolute last resort.
By the way, I also use a trailer hitch mount, homemade, the hustler
antenna ball sits right beside the trailer hitch ball. Made from 1/4
inch steel, it has outlasted a couple of cars and survived being
rearended, no problem.
> I have the original, the HS1000. I brought a pipe out from the
> sub-frame and bolted the mount to it. Very rugged and a direct
> connection to ground. It looked like an "L" rotated 90 degrees CCWwith
> the long side being bolted to the subframe. Very nice when painted to
> match the body of the vehicle.
> >Hi, I've got a 96 Mazda 626 and I'm trying to figure out how to mount a
> >High Sierra HS-1500 on it. Its got plastic bumpers, no vertical suface
> >to mount too, and no trailer hitch. I've seen mounts to several sedans
> >in the High Sierra literature, but there aren't any photos of how the
> >mount is secured to the car. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >Thanks and 73,