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XL428
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posted 05-19-2003 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XL428   Click Here to Email XL428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone removed their antenna on their full size Ford? I have a 1967 Galaxie XL convertible and would like to remove the antenna so that I may put a car cover on it without having to buy an expensive cover or poke a hole into a cheap one. It looks as though I have to remove it inside the fender, however I'm not sure. Any ideas?

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KULTULZ
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posted 05-20-2003 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you look at the base of the antenna, there will be a chrome cover. This pops off and the base is held to the fender with four screws. You can either just drop the antenna through the hole or unplug it at the radio chassis (pain) and pull it out.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-21-2003 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KULTULZ:
If you look at the base of the antenna, there will be a chrome cover. This pops off and the base is held to the fender with four screws. You can either just drop the antenna through the hole or unplug it at the radio chassis (pain) and pull it out.

Unless it's a type I'm not familiar with, it won't drop down through the hole. The rectangular base is much larger than the hole, no?

Unplugging it at the radio and pulling it all out is the only way I know of.

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XL428
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posted 05-21-2003 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XL428   Click Here to Email XL428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It did not drop through, but the rest of the instructions were correct. I popped off the cover, unscrewed the four screws, unplugged it, and pulled the antenna off. Worked like a charm. Now I can put my car cover on and when I take my car out, it will take me less than 5 minutes to put the antenna back on...

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-21-2003 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you don't mind it not being original, you can use a later Ford antenna where the base stays on the car and the mast unscrews.

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KULTULZ
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posted 05-23-2003 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:


Unless it's a type I'm not familiar with, it won't drop down through the hole. The rectangular base is much larger than the hole, no?

Unplugging it at the radio and pulling it all out is the only way I know of.


Hmm...

Point well taken. You must understand that I am a seasoned citizen and sometimes lose grasp of reality. How I could say loosen fours screws on the base and drop it through...I was thinking of later maodels that has a screw-on retainer and will let you drop it down.

...sheesh...

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posted 05-23-2003 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
seasoned citizen

I like that phrase
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posted 05-23-2003 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heh, heh, heh.

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