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Replacement arial

PostPost by: SteveC » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:16 pm

I damaged my arial when trying to remove it to adjust it.
Does anyone know where I'll get a replacement or for how much?

What would your thoughts be about just glossing over the hole and doing away with it?
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:39 am

Yobbos often seem to delight in breaking off aerials, so If I were you I would find en electric powered one which retracts when the ignition is switched off, or one made of very flexible bendy rubber.

I had fitted the latter, but wind or yobbo did manage to break it so now it has a big bulge in the middle where I've wrapped several layers of self-amalgamating rubber.

I was in Halford's today & in their clearance sale they has some flexible rubber aerials at only ?1, but alas they were bright red, so I decided not to buy as it would not look at all right on my yellow Elan.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:42 am

...and how much were they selling small tins of paint for?...

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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:32 am

Salut Steve

I bought this one for my Plus 2:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hirschmann-20 ... 5d36d1ba4e

Quality was good and they seem a good and knowledgable outfit. I also bought a spare interior wand in case I backed into shoulder-level parking without retracting the aerial - again.

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PostPost by: SteveC » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:57 am

Vernon
Thank you, the aerial looks a real close match. I have the original radio in the car, but it does not work.
I was thinking about not replacing it and filling in the hole?
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:10 pm

Find a blanking grommet the right size - no fibre glass and paint matching and you can fit an aerial if you change your mind.

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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:39 pm

Hi Steve

Why not get one of the radio guys to look at fixing the set, probably wouldn't cost much, these guys can even convert them to pick up fm
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:42 pm

vernon.taylor wrote:Find a blanking grommet the right size - no fibre glass and paint matching and you can fit an aerial if you change your mind.

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A cover for a redundant tap hole in a kitchen-sink would be a nice stainless circular disk to cover the hole.
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