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chapel



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PostSubject: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:44 am

My power antennae is stuck in the up position. I've never been a fan of power antennae. Is there a whip antennae that I can install in it's place?
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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:24 pm

Any universal one. But you gotta take the fenderwell out. Can of worms on a New England car...

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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:41 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Any universal one. But you gotta take the fenderwell out. Can of worms on a New England car...

luckily this is a North Carolina car
so it's not the fender itself? you get to it from the wheel well?
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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:47 pm

Pull one from a Caprice at the junk yard, direct replacement for the power one. Lift the car up, pull the wheel, remove all the fasteners inside the wheel well and loosen the ac accumulator. That should get you enough room to get in there and swap them. Did 2 in the last couple weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:04 pm

95brmw wrote:
Pull one from a Caprice at the junk yard, direct replacement for the power one. Lift the car up, pull the wheel, remove all the fasteners inside the wheel well and loosen the ac accumulator. That should get you enough room to get in there and swap them. Did 2 in the last couple weeks.

It's like de ja vu Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:11 pm

someone on the big board said he'd trade me my non-working power one for his non-power one.
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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:12 pm

chapel wrote:
someone on the big board said he'd trade me my non-working power one for his non-power one.

Sounds like Fred...
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PostSubject: Re: changing the power antennae to a whip antennae?   Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:13 pm

yup
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