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General BS and Laughs => General BS and Laughs => Topic started by: Ken on March 30, 2009, 01:12:40 PM

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 30, 2009, 01:12:40 PM

that someone broke the antenna off Chaz this morning.  What makes it even worse is;
-I didn't notice it when I walked out to warm up the car
-I didn't notice it when I had to go back in my apt to get something I forgot
-I STILL didn't notice it while waiting for the car  to warm up
-that I saw the guy who probably did it dumpster diving for cans while I was driving out of the complex
-that I STILL didn't notice it when heading to McD's to grab some breakfast
-that I noticed it almost 15 minutes after I first got in the car, and was almost at work
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Too late to do anything now other than try an find another antenna to install (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)


Lea or Steve, you guys have a spare antenna ?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)

Moesy2009-03-30 18:13:54
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Stitcherbob on March 30, 2009, 01:36:06 PM
I would get a power one if they are breaking them out there, Moe

If that was the guy, what could you have done? Or what would he do to you? Maybe better that you saw it later...


Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 30, 2009, 01:50:32 PM
Well, I could have confronted him with my 3' Snap-On pry bar in hand, or at least made a note of the vehicle and license plate and called the police.

The ONLY reason why he broke mine, near as I can figure, is it's chrome and shiny.  The stall to the right of mine has a Tahoe and that antenna just unscrews!

As for the replacement, I was kinda thinkin' about one of those newer wedges you see...


Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Stan Paralikis on March 30, 2009, 02:23:23 PM

Quote from: Moesy
The ONLY reason why he broke mine, near as I can figure, is it's chrome and shiny. 


Any experienced dumpster diver will tell you that he needed it to poke through the trash bags.

Phhhttt.  Rookies.....

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on March 30, 2009, 02:43:29 PM
That SUCKS Ken!!!! I think da mob needs to make a trip out to cali!!!!
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2009, 04:48:59 PM
Sorry Mo. . .I don't.  Lea might be able to rescue one. . .
 
My suggestion is what Bob said.  Then it's over.  Or maybe you can put a stainless mast in there.
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 30, 2009, 07:54:01 PM

I'll do some searching for power set-ups online.  This sucks.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Stitcherbob on March 30, 2009, 08:04:54 PM
These are nice
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-AUOTLOC-POWER-AM-FM-ANTENNA-STREET-ROD-HOT-ROD_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem140310374548QQitemZ140310374548QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-AUOTLOC-POWER-AM-FM-ANTENNA-STREET-ROD-HOT-ROD_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem140310374548QQitemZ140310374548QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories)


Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 31, 2009, 03:52:26 AM
Seek and Ye shall find.....radio waves
http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2253 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2253)
CBarge2009-03-31 08:52:47
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: firedome on March 31, 2009, 04:20:01 AM
When did Ma go to the one pc skinny stainless jobs? All my 70s ones had that.

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 31, 2009, 10:23:27 AM

Quote from: CBarge
Seek and Ye shall find.....radio waves
http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2253 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2253)
'cept I don't have a threaded base, Lea.  Thanks for pointing this out though, the thought is appreciated. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 31, 2009, 10:37:36 AM

Quote from: stitcherbob
These are nice
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-AUOTLOC-POWER-AM-FM-ANTENNA-STREET-ROD-HOT-ROD_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem140310374548QQitemZ140310374548QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-AUOTLOC-POWER-AM-FM-ANTENNA-STREET-ROD-HOT-ROD_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem140310374548QQitemZ140310374548QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories)


Bob, whatcha thoughts on something like this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=360141924189 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=360141924189)
Granted it's for ze German cars, but I like the look of it more than the OE shtuff...and I'm not to keen on throwing another item that needs to be powered up.

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Johnny D. on March 31, 2009, 10:51:14 AM
how about one of those shark fin jobs?



Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 31, 2009, 11:32:31 AM
John, that's another idea I am looking into ;)

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2009, 11:39:50 AM
I thought the first year for the Stainless was 70.  But maybe 69.
 
I suggested the power like Bob did so the antenna is completely retracted and nobody can fool with it.
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on March 31, 2009, 12:18:54 PM
Steve, that one I linked to is fully retractable and has a lock, too fwiw.  I know the hole in the fender is about 1 1/4"/33mm eyeballing it with a tape measure.

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2009, 02:25:46 PM
I dunno Mo. . .figure out the size of the hole and write him.  You may have to make up something.
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on April 06, 2009, 04:30:06 PM

Update!!  New fully retracting antenna is IN!  It showed up today!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley14.gif)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/NewAntenna4-6-09_002.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/NewAntenna4-6-09_003.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/NewAntenna4-6-09_004.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/NewAntenna4-6-09_005.jpg)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/13/NewAntenna4-6-09_007.jpg)








Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Mike on April 06, 2009, 04:49:22 PM
Alright Ken!!! It looks great man, that outta teach those punks!!

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on April 06, 2009, 04:52:50 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
The guy I bought it from sells antennas for Porches und ze udder German cars, ja?
http://woodyscustomshop.com (http://woodyscustomshop.com) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley33.gif)



Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Mike on April 06, 2009, 04:58:57 PM
Is that a power antenna Ken?

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on April 06, 2009, 05:02:01 PM
Nope, manual, although he DOES sell power units, too.

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Johnny D. on April 06, 2009, 06:00:19 PM
Nice ken. probably a best solution... those shark jobs get stolen alot around here.

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 06, 2009, 06:06:39 PM
That's nice to retract it all the way down for those "high speed " runs to reduce drag!! LOL
  
Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Ken on April 06, 2009, 07:30:24 PM
Lea, you read my mind (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 07, 2009, 02:46:32 AM
A fully retractable vandal-proof manual antenna .   Hmmmm......  I like that. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Stitcherbob on April 07, 2009, 06:44:37 AM
....but ya gotta go out in the rain and put it up to hear yer radio...

looks good, but power woulda been sweeter!


Title: It's bad enough
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 07, 2009, 07:31:13 AM

Quote from: stitcherbob
...but power woulda been sweeter!

Show me just ONE that doesn't   %^$#  the bed after a while....