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    Power antenna

    Does anyone offer a kit to install a power antenna using the stock chrome antenna base and black plastic nut? I know most guys delete the antenna and use something else but I decided to keep it and there's a big hole in my fender with the two stock screw holes. I've seen installations with aftermarket bases, but not with the stock base.
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    We got one from Julianos Hot Rod (iirc) and are going to use it with the teardrop shaped OEM antenna escutcheon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    We got one from Julianos Hot Rod (iirc) and are going to use it with the teardrop shaped OEM antenna escutcheon.
    I looked on Julianos website and don't see any power antennas there. All I see is a hidden antenna.

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    I'm pretty sure that's who we got it from.. Not a good sign...
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    The stock base may not be a problem but the black plastic nut may be a problem because of its height.
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    I have searched all over and I don't think anyone has done this. I'm surprised that after all these years a kit isn't available. I think I figured out how to do it though. Will post when I get it all set up.
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    Success! Spent most of the snowy day today trying to figure out how to do this. It took a little work but mostly playing around with it to figure out how the internal limit switches work. The hardest part was getting it to "park" at the right height. There's a clutch in the mechanism that drives it beyond the mechanical limit in both directions. But I finally got it. I used an old pitted bezel for mockup and will use the new one for final assembly. Works great! Hope it fits!

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    CN... Good work!

    Now we're all looking for a 'how to' post on that mod, identifying parts and mods you have to make etc..

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