Firestik SS-184A Stainless Steel Hood Mount SO-239
The primary use for the SS-184 stainless steel mount is for antenna installation on the 1994 thru 2004 Dodge Ram and Dakota pick-ups (due to body changes made in 2005, this mount will not fit 2005 and newer vehicles). When the hood is open, the fender bolt near the firewall is removed (right or left side) and later reused to bolt the antenna bracket to the under-hood fender lip. All mounting hardware is invisible unless the hood is open. Additional stainless steel sheet metal screws are supplied if additional strength is determined to be needed. The bracket has a pre-determined bend and does not interfer with the closing of the hood. The bracket is 2" (51mm) wide by 4.1" (104mm) long. Due to the close quarters, the stud requires crimp-on coaxial connectors. However, we do have a mini-kit that has the bracket and Fire-Ring coax in one package. If you don't already have the coax, the mini-kit (MK-184R) would be a better choice.
The SS-184A contains the same bracket as the SS-184. The difference is the SO-239 base stud mount for screw-on coax connection. There isn't enough clearance on the Dodge trucks to allow for this stud but, this mount works very well as a universal flat mount for bumpers, pick-up bed rails, etc. Either mount is rated for antennas up to 4' (1.2m) in length.