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Antenna - Does it screw off?
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73 Mach 1. I got a cover because the garage situation is iffy. So I need to take the antenna down. I have been relegated to unscrewing the 4 screws in the base and laying it down because it doesn't have the square or hex base that signifies it can be screwed off. I'm scared to try cause I really don't want to break it. So was the stock antenna screw off? or am I just going to have to accept the fact that its going to be this process every time?
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(11-14-2010, 09:11 PM)akherber Wrote: 73 Mach 1. I got a cover because the garage situation is iffy. So I need to take the antenna down. I have been relegated to unscrewing the 4 screws in the base and laying it down because it doesn't have the square or hex base that signifies it can be screwed off. I'm scared to try cause I really don't want to break it. So was the stock antenna screw off? or am I just going to have to accept the fact that its going to be this process every time?

LOL look at last weeks question of the week. It will answer some of your questions
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Well it seems that the antenna is fixed. I guess I'll have to get in the market for one that unscrews.
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I've modified my mach with little updates based upon need. When my dash lights went dim, I put in a new overhead light with dual map lights. I think I found it in a LTD. My next project is the antenna. Like yours I have the original fixed antenna. I'm going to try to find a power one that will fit in the same hole. That's my answer. I'll kept the original for safe keeping, but that darn antenna is always in the way.
1973 Mach 1 - Medium Bright Yellow - (in restoration mode)
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(11-16-2010, 08:53 AM)Maiden Dearborn Wrote: I've modified my mach with little updates based upon need. When my dash lights went dim, I put in a new overhead light with dual map lights. I think I found it in a LTD. My next project is the antenna. Like yours I have the original fixed antenna. I'm going to try to find a power one that will fit in the same hole. That's my answer. I'll kept the original for safe keeping, but that darn antenna is always in the way.

I have found a few reproduction antennas that are very similar looking yet screw off. I may do it. The other option is that if and when I redo the paint and a little bit of body work I will have the hole filled and goto a chassis antenna hidden somewhere.
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(11-16-2010, 09:24 AM)akherber Wrote:
(11-16-2010, 08:53 AM)Maiden Dearborn Wrote: I've modified my mach with little updates based upon need. When my dash lights went dim, I put in a new overhead light with dual map lights. I think I found it in a LTD. My next project is the antenna. Like yours I have the original fixed antenna. I'm going to try to find a power one that will fit in the same hole. That's my answer. I'll kept the original for safe keeping, but that darn antenna is always in the way.

I have found a few reproduction antennas that are very similar looking yet screw off. I may do it. The other option is that if and when I redo the paint and a little bit of body work I will have the hole filled and goto a chassis antenna hidden somewhere.

Thats what my intentions are do do. The hole is already filled.
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