Fox body antenna

Okay, the car wash ate my antenna. Snapped it off, so I'm replacing the base
AND antenna. Stupid question before the replacement arrives - does the black
cover on the base just snap off? Do I pry it up to expose the actual
screwed-in base? Please don't tell me I have to somehow get access from
underneath...
dwight
'93 LX 5.0 hatchback, sans antenna

Reply to
dwight
Why not just replace the pole? Twist off broken one, twist on new one.
Patrick
yea, why do the base?
if it is faded from the sun you can get 5.0 fox body exterior black paint, works good I still have some left in a can.
Reply to
Refund
Because I'm stupid and not allowed to use tools.
I took the antenna off CFrog and tried to attach it to TFrog, but no go. Thought maybe something was stuck in the socket, but not that I can tell. Threads stripped? Got me. I thought it might be easier to just replace the base, along with the new antenna.
dwight

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dwight
If it were just the black cap that was the problem, it'd be cheaper and easier to just replace it. Probably costs less than the paint.
That's the beauty of the Fox Mustangs - you can still get just about any part you want, and for cheap.
dwight
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dwight
one part I could not find was the very short L rubber hose, that attached to the canister (gas fumes) Another part was the little metal clips (they rust in place) that hold molding on the lower part of the front windshield. (above easily rigged) but could not find the windshield washer sprayer part, that spreads the water out, which bolts into the cowl. Everything else is still around ! The stock Starter relay is a bad design, the ground wire is not bonded to a screw, just layes in back loose. The alternator connector is poor design and can catch on fire, I replaced it with a type 3, has a big screw terminal instead of connector (not good as it has hot battery power in the middle of engiine, (Stock connector/altinator is undersized for the amount of current and over time, frys. typically is replaced in fleets) The single pin ground near the starter relay and battery can get battery acid on it and not make a good ground connection back to the computer, and ALL KINDS of screwy things happen, *Really screwy*, I cut the connector out and sodered the wires together, it is near where the battery ground (small wire) connects to the frame. Had the heater core go out twice in the car, that aroma of antifreeze means another $500 to open that air box again (air box was not really ment to be opend up and fixed)
But that was all minor stuff, bought the car at 95,000 miles (cop car) and sold it at 180,000.
Reply to
Refund
I'm guessing the base was damaged when the pole was broken off. Do you see any hairline cracks in the base? Any metal shavings in the threads?
As for removing/replacing the base, it should be removable without pulling the fender/or from the underside, at after on the assemble line it was more than likely attached after the fender.
Here's an idea. Maybe a local body shop could give you some advice/ help.
Patrick
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patrick.mckenzie84
Those are available. I've seen them for sale brand new. I messed up the sprayer on my '97 clearing ice from it. It still works acceptably but the spray pattern isn't perfect. I ended up picking up two or three at the u-pull.
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Brent

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