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Old 01-29-2010
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Shaved Radio Antenna

I remember seeing one guy post something about this, but I haven't been able to find it.

Has anybody shaved their radio antenna and remounted it underneath the quarterpanel or hood? If so, how? and pics?

It's just something I was considering to further clean up the exterior of the truck. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or whatever, they are always appreciated.
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Autoloc makes a hidden antenna kit for around $50 I believe.

I was tempted to shave mine when I repainted but decided not to.

http://www.thehoffmangroup.com/autol...odinc=antennas
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HFM-HAB/
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i have mine done. i used to have the antenna ran to the back frame rail, but have since just tucked it behind the dash. no problems getting signals. i'll see if i can find some pics.

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i'd like to do the hidden antenna kit. but it says it doesnt include mounting hardware. what does that mean exactly?

also, is there any body work required after "hiding" the antenna to cover up where it used to be mounted? i don't have any experience with body work so im just wondering what is required and how hard it would be.. ?
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I bought an electronic antenna for my mustang. It just mounted to the windshield with double sided tape.
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do you know the brand, where you got it, or how much it cost?
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i'd like to do the hidden antenna kit. but it says it doesnt include mounting hardware. what does that mean exactly?

also, is there any body work required after "hiding" the antenna to cover up where it used to be mounted? i don't have any experience with body work so im just wondering what is required and how hard it would be.. ?
Not sure on the mounting hardware.

To "Shave" the antenna, means to remove it, and generally weld in a filler plate, which also involves painting. You could probably get away with just respraying the wiper cowl, but you could run into blend issues being where it is.
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do you know the brand, where you got it, or how much it cost?
I'll look it up for ya.
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your best bet is installing one of these.

AutoLoc HAB - AutoLoc Hidden Antenna Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

you just plug it in where you had your old antenna plugged in behind the radio.

as for the antenna mount get you one of these. it will keep that hole plugged w/o having to shave the antenna base.

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Hmm I'll have to take a look and see what I think will look best. I don't know that I would be able to get a filler plate welded in there without having to hire a shop to do it, which I don't really want to do. I think it looks sick once it's shaved, I'll just have to put it pretty low on my list of mods right now. Hopefully I can get it done someday.
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Here are a couple different links for an electronic antenna. I couldn't find where I bought mine and it doesn't say the brand on anywhere I can see.
HIDDEN ANTENNA
Tune Trapper Hidden Antenna, 853KU, The Tune Trapper is a hidden FM antenna that works! Mo

Then, I used this to cover up the antenna hole.
Mustang 79-93 Antenna Delete Panel at LRS - Same Day Shipping!
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If you hide the antenna under the hood, how bad would that affect the signal strength? I'd imagine it wouldn't be worth it unless you have Siruis or just listen to CD's/MP3's all the time.


What's a Siruis antenna like anyway? Large or small?
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If you hide the antenna under the hood, how bad would that affect the signal strength? I'd imagine it wouldn't be worth it unless you have Siruis or just listen to CD's/MP3's all the time.
Mine worked fine until it came loose and now resides on the floorboard by the shifter (main reason it doesnt work now is because its retracted and folded up)....Im too lazy to remount it...I had it under the dash running through the firewall into the engine bay....Forgot the brand of antenna...Guess thats something I can do tomorrow...remount it with screws this time....
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Here are a couple different links for an electronic antenna. I couldn't find where I bought mine and it doesn't say the brand on anywhere I can see.
HIDDEN ANTENNA
Tune Trapper Hidden Antenna, 853KU, The Tune Trapper is a hidden FM antenna that works! Mo

Then, I used this to cover up the antenna hole.
Mustang 79-93 Antenna Delete Panel at LRS - Same Day Shipping!
Brian - Do you have any pics of the end result using the antenna cover up plate thing? (The last link) I just wanna see what you did with it..
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One of my moms struck had a antenna on it the just ran on the back windows that was pretty much like a sticker. IDK if you could find something like that!
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One of my moms struck had a antenna on it the just ran on the back windows that was pretty much like a sticker. IDK if you could find something like that!
Good point!

My parents have a conversion van and there's a second radio head unit installed for the rear passengers. Attached to THAT unit is an antenna that is like a window sticker with all sorts of thin wires built in.

The only downfall is that it looks unsightly IMO, but that's just personal preference.
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What's a Siruis antenna like anyway? Large or small?
small..I ran mine under the headliner and brought it out through the third brakelight, then it
is magnetized and sticks to the top of the cab, hardly tell its there.
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