I'd be really surprised if you can't get a replacement mast. I was even able to get a mast for my old 89 CV last year. It may be that the dealer can only get the assembly from ford as a single unit, but he may still be able to get the mast alone from another dealer who has it in stock. He can check easily.
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Stopped by a Ford dealer yesterday to get a part
for a power antenna for a 99 Taurus. Was told it only came as an
assembly, unlike most Japanese cars that sell parts for them.
Anyway, I need one for a station wagon...anyone here have one? I would
even consider a broken one as long as the plastic "chain" from the mast is
intact. I wonder if the sedans use the same mast????