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#843536 - 12/23/10 09:37 AM Removing antenna on hood  
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Hi -

I've got an 85 SS and would like to completely remove the antenna? Are there kits for this to patch the hole? Does anyone have some insight on the best way to do this?

Thanks!

#843542 - 12/23/10 10:51 AM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: MarkSmith85SS]  
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I removed mine and had a local shop weld the hole up. I'm sure you could just putty in the h9ole, but what happens if you flex the body too much. There is no universal kit to do it, but if you want, then just talk to the local body shop or find a friend whos a great welder.


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#843697 - 12/24/10 09:03 AM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: blubaldmontess]  
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Thanks for the reply. I've already got the hood painted the way I want it so i'm looking for a solution that wont disturb that.

#843741 - 12/24/10 04:52 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: MarkSmith85SS]  
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after you have the antenna out. you can make a piece of sheet metal the same size as the hole (well actually a little bit smaller then the hole so it has room to expand while welding). Then take a magnet and pick up your little piece and hold it flush with the rest of the fender and tack weld it in place. Remove the magnet and finish welding. then use body filler to smooth out any imperfections, primer, and then paint.

another way to do this would be if you could get to the other side. you could hold a piece of metal up to the underneath with a magnet from the top that is larger then the hole and weld this way. doing it this way would mean you would need more body filler to fill the void. but both ways work will.

NEVER just fill the hole with filler. it may look good at first but it will never hold, it will eventually fall out.


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#844632 - 12/30/10 05:40 AM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: SSmokin]  
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Antenna is on fender, not hood.

#845819 - 01/05/11 08:07 AM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: Slackerzinc]  
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Thats right it is on the fender, pardon my mistake. I'm really just trying to get the height down so I can get an appropriate car cover to fit over it. I think I'm just going to cut it to its base and perhaps putty the top of it.

Thanks for the insight on welding the hole shut. When I get the money together I'll add that in to the restoration.

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#845829 - 01/05/11 01:08 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: MarkSmith85SS]  
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Why not just unscrew the mast?

#845839 - 01/05/11 02:52 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: carloss]  
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Unscrew the mast.X2


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#845860 - 01/05/11 05:04 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: 86MCCL]  
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X3 unscrew the mast......been using a car cover for years, takes a couple of minutes and I lay the mast across the wipers, then cover the car.

WHY would you want to eliminate the antenna?? then you need to get a hidden antenna or lose reception on your radio??


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#845869 - 01/05/11 05:24 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: redlineSS]  
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Originally Posted By: redlineSS
WHY would you want to eliminate the antenna?? then you need to get a hidden antenna or lose reception on your radio??


Because its xxxx ulgy


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#845883 - 01/05/11 06:21 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: Mnt86ss]  
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I've thought of doing the same thing. An option is that you can get a g-body windshield with the antenna built into it.

#845890 - 01/05/11 06:58 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: kevins88ss]  
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Well you could use one of these grin (hope the link works)

[img:center]http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/data/4/102inchant.setup002.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/102-inch-whip-antenna-technical-issues-use-groups-626591/&usg=__PUFrwldJYOTizSSv16xqI38DOLw=&h=450&w=600&sz=239&hl=en&start=80&zoom=1&tbnid=_78j6_6mncS-NM:&tbnh=120&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbumper%2Bwhip%2Bantenna%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1101%26bih%3D552%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&ei=E78kTeDRLcL98Abmp8SBAg&iact=rc&dur=94&oei=DL8kTc7NFIS8lQf70pDABQ&esq=5&page=6&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:80&tx=84&ty=47[/img]


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#845891 - 01/05/11 07:03 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: MattsMonte]  
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Nope.

Well there are some power antennas out there. My embedded picture was supposed to be one of those bumper mounted whip antennas that you could fold over from the back bumper and hook to the front bumper so you could put on a cover :-)


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#845899 - 01/05/11 07:36 PM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: MattsMonte]  
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Get the power antenna guts out of a GN


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#846073 - 01/06/11 07:05 AM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: carloss]  
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Originally Posted By: carloss
Why not just unscrew the mast?


This would be my first choice....

So I dunno if I have some sort of frankenstien antenna, but when I tried to unscrew it; it appeared that it was making the base loose and that there must be a bolt or something on the bottom (beneath the fender) that would just fall down (not out of the fender as the wheel well protector xxxx is there) and the antenna would be just lose and lower.

I'l take a picture of this tomorrow.

I also have no need for radio in Hawaii so I could care less if it works.

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#846268 - 01/07/11 08:26 AM Re: Removing antenna on hood [Re: MarkSmith85SS]  
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So here is a picture. If I turn the part in the red square the entire base becomes lose. Am I doing it wrong? I don't want to have to get in the fender at this point.



Yeah I need to wash my car too - stupid rain.


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