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Old 02-22-2009
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saturday project - hidden antenna installed

well guys this was what i did with my saturday im going to finish it with so metal work and then bondo to smooth it out i think but dont know when anyway here it is






yeah so i installed it on the passanger a pillar
let me know what yall think

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Gotta host the photos online somewhere... I'd recommend Photobucket
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haha yeah thanks i fixed it using flikr ...haha felt like an idiot but its all good now
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So you just got rid of the antena.
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need to fill in those holes.
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gunna show pictures of the antenna in the a pillar? Im just curious how u did it bc i was thinkin about mounting mine inside the engine bay on the firewall....
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hows the reception???
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looks good but how well is the reception and how do you think it would be in the engine compartment?
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i was gonna say put it on the window above the rear view mirror, mine has the dot-matrix w/e you call it so it would be hidden out of sight
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Old 02-23-2009
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just some more info for those of you who were wondering... the reception is actually pretty good it is kind of hilly here in georgia so when your in a really deep valley it gets a little shaky but overall not too bad.... also there is a picture up of where i installed it it is on the outside of the passanger a pillar not inside not quite enough room lol ...as far as putting it in the engine bay im not sure how well that would work out but if someone tries it let me know because im kind of cuirous now

questions/ comments are always welcome :)
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it says to put them in the highest place facing outward ie: near window... so you did the right thing, just looks odd there, they come with enough wire???
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i think it looks good i guess you just have to see it from where i sit haha and yeah came with plenty of wire even from mounting it there i probably had an extra foot of cable or so
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how much was it?
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Old 03-02-2009
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got it off ebay for about 30 bucks shipping and all it is an autolock brand though so its pretty good quality i guess :)
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they cost like $50 but cost cost on them are like $8
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I know this may be a stupid question but what is the antenna for? Is it for your HU? I used to have a car alarm that had an antenna similar to that.
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Should look good when finished.
I need good reception so would have to test it out and see.

What do you intend to do with the hole ?
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