[ this is just for reference ONLY.  showing what I have done to my car.  NOT intended for instruction on how to repair it or install it.  I believe it is missing many details and steps to be used as Instruction.]

 

2014 Subaru Forester  2.5i

I used attachable tow hook to mount CB / HF antenna.

 

Place to attach this Tow Hook are in both front bumper and rear bumper, hiding behind about 1 inch squre plastic cover.

 

TOW Hook I used came with car, in spare tire compartment in trunk.

it looks like this.   M16 x 1.5 mm pitch thread

 

 

I used blue thread lock to tighten tow hook, so it does not come loose easily.

 

 

I used CB style  3/8  24 TPI antenna mount made for Mirror Pipe Mount.

I drilled 2 holes 1/4 inch Dia.  , so bolts go through inside of Tow Hook Ring circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mounting Height at Antenna base from ground is about 23 inch high.

 

 

 

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example of using M16 x 1.5 mm  pitch   240 mm long bolt, stead of using supplied removable tow hook ( eye bolt ).

using Pipe mount made for CB radio for semi truck mirror mounting.

I think this bolt method is better than using removable tow hook come with car  ( eye bolt )

 

because female thread is made for towing  weight of car, mounting is strong, and not much noise due to good grounding of antenna to car body.

 

picture of bolt

 

2 of  M16 x 1.5 mm pitch NUTs

by using 2 nuts, it can be tightened together well, and I used red color threadlock to glue them to bolt.

 

just like tow hook came with car RED circled below where diameter become bigger, I  rounded edge of nut to mate well with hole of removable tow hook on car side.

matches  Distance of A in green , makes good match to tow hook connection.

 

I bought this bolt from

M16 x 1.5 mm pitch bolt Ebay link

description of bolt on ebay

M16 x 1.5 x 240MM HEX HEAD METRIC GRADE 10.9 BOLT , 60MM THREAD LENGTH

 

 removable tow hook cover on rear of car, in RED circle below

if it is normal car with trunk, no opening hatch door to back like SUV, I may able to put large antenna in same way as front.

 

 

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2019-07-19

 

 

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