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Antenna - car cover question
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Recently purchased a 72 coupe in great shape. In the interest of keeping it in great condition and to reduce chance of rust etc, I need to use a car cover in lieu of not having a garage.

I am looking for direction on where to purchase an antenna that possible screws off (like most modern cars). The telescoping ones I've found online do not collapse short enough to make it worth the buy, so to make it easier to take on/off the car cover I figured I should try and find something that screws on off. The antenna on it now has a rectangle base, and if possible I would prefer not to have to patch that sucker up.

Putting a grommet on the cover is basically my backup option. Any thought/opinions/criticism is welcome.
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#2
they sell antenna that go across the windshield,maybe this will help with a car cover good luck.

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

Ron

1972 mustang convertible
2005 mustang convertible
1999 mustang convertible white (sold)
1994 mustang convertible white (sold)
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2006 cadillac cts radaint bronze
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Mccarthya;187422 Wrote:Recently purchased a 72 coupe in great shape. In the interest of keeping it in great condition and to reduce chance of rust etc, I need to use a car cover in lieu of not having a garage.

I am looking for direction on where to purchase an antenna that possible screws off (like most modern cars). The telescoping ones I've found online do not collapse short enough to make it worth the buy, so to make it easier to take on/off the car cover I figured I should try and find something that screws on off. The antenna on it now has a rectangle base, and if possible I would prefer not to have to patch that sucker up.

Putting a grommet on the cover is basically my backup option. Any thought/opinions/criticism is welcome.

Use the 73 antennas, they have a screw on mast

Item #D3ZZ-18813
73 ANTENNA ASSEMBLY
Tapered whip type mast, hardware included. Mast is removeable, it unscrews from the base. Price: $65.95
Don

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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#4
I have three cars where I installed the grommet. I actually like it. Like an anchor point. I take off antenna when determining where to cut hole. Fit cover. Then feel for the fender hole. I've seen many at shows messed up with extra cuts.
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#5
go with dons recommendation the 73 screws off, but the antenna is shorter, sometimes it effects the factory radio.
71-72 antenna folds down and fully extended is like over 4 feet long. however the mast cannot be unscrewed and will stick up about 1 foot from the fender.

the 71-73 base of the antenna all look the same with the chrome plate and rubber seal.

i have a hole cut in my car cover for the antenna but the car is garaged not kept outside.
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#6
thanks all. ordered the '73 antenna that screws off. base looks the same. thinking its the best option since i will be using the cover frequently.
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#7
(my car has an aftermarket antenna) Dad always just unscrewed the nut and let it drop down into the fender.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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