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Old 03/07/11, 12:01 PM   #1
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Antenna

My antenna is shot. I have a new bezel set, but I don't have the actual antenna. Have any of you guys used anything else to replace the antenna part? Maybe just an aftermarket unit that fits?
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Old 03/07/11, 01:11 PM   #2
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I installed an aftermarket power antenna in the stock location. Works great.
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Old 03/07/11, 01:22 PM   #3
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Picked up an aftermarket at Pep-Boys and mated it to the bezel. Take your bezel w/ you and you'll see the one that fits. I'm running an aftermarket CD deck and the reception is pretty good.
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Old 03/07/11, 01:54 PM   #4
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jedblake, I did exactly what you said, I either suck at matching pieces or it wasnt ment to be because my antenna set up didnt work.

phred, do you have a part number, place i can find the antenna you mentioned?
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Old 03/07/11, 02:11 PM   #5
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i used the pep boy's telescoping antenna.. works good when all the way up but works like crap when collapsed..


Thats what she said! lol..
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Old 03/07/11, 02:11 PM   #6
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No, it was a replacement universal antenna. I did not try to use the stock bezel as mine was pitted badly.
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Old 03/07/11, 08:19 PM   #7
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I put a junkyard Crown Vic power antenna (box body) in Frank's, and it works fine. The only trick is to cut a rubber hose so the bottom matches the fender shape to fill in between the paint & the antenna mounting nut.

Down . . . Up
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The dash switch came from an aero body CV/GM.

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Old 03/07/11, 10:07 PM   #8
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I used and aftermarket one made by PM or Peterson it's a Black rubber about 18 inches and works great in the trees.

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Old 05/04/11, 04:31 PM   #9
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Just came across this yesterday, so thought I'd bring this subject back up.
While looking through my most recent Peterson Manufacturing catalog, I came across part #95031 Ford replacement antenna. From their description:

"32: single mast polished stainless steel mast
Direct replacement for '73 to '91 Bronco...

Then it goes on to list several years of LTD, Capri, Crown Vic, Continental, T-bird and Cougar.

Not sure about the cars, and it does also say "fits any vehicle with flat surface that fits a Ford-style base, which is strange, but in the picture it's totally an EB angled flange base. Looks like it should work perfectly.

The main difference I see between it and a factory EB model, is the lack of the underneath bracing that bolts to the body for added support.
Might be worth finding a PM distributor though, and taking a closer look.

Haven't checked out the website yet, but in case someone's interested, it's www.pmlights.com

Paul

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Old 05/04/11, 04:36 PM   #10
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Well. looks like I should have done my due-diligence. Even though the catalog pic is the spittin' image of an early Bronco antenna, if you go to the website it shows the standard seventies/eighties Ford car and truck antenna.
Hmmm, wonder if it comes with two bases?

Oh well, they probably meant "73-'91 Truck" and "78-'91 Bronco" and not just Bronco.
Rats! Thought we had a winna!

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Old 05/04/11, 10:24 PM   #11
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I have a base that looks like the bronco sloped base. It is looks to be the right base but it does not fit the fender in any configuration. It came with 2 black plastic spacers. , supposed to be NOS.
I'm thinking I may have a replacement fender that someone drilled for an antenna. I bought an auto parts antenna. It fits mostly.
I'm just not sure what's going on with this.
thanks
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Old 05/04/11, 11:27 PM   #12
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'80-96 F-series & Broncos use the same antenna, all the way inside the cowl.


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Old 05/05/11, 03:06 PM   #13
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I took one from a 90 Taurus and grind down the chrome base to match the fender. It closely resembles the stock base. I went with the fixed mast or go could go with the power version.
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