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    Has anyone installed a power antenna?

    If so, was it a pain in the ass? And, is it worth it?

    I've come up with a lot of searches to buy power antenna's for our cars.

    But, I haven't been able to find a thread about anyone actually putting one in.

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    Are you repairing a broken unit or up grading. If you already have power usually the plastic cable snaps and can be replaced butt is a little tedious. If your installing the entire unit with motor and mast and all it's pretty easy.

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    It would be an upgrade. No power antenna right now... But, I wouldn't mind one. Especially when covering up my car at night

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    blah, my power antenna is killing me. it doesn't always want to go down...but the motor is running. i need to check it out. but, it is a nice, clean touch

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    I've just seen them while searching a few parts sites and my Camaro is the only car I have that doesn't have one. So, I was thinking maybe I'd install one

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I've just seen them while searching a few parts sites and my Camaro is the only car I have that doesn't have one. So, I was thinking maybe I'd install one
    you'd love it

    i would, too!....if mine worked properly half the time!! haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jknelms View Post
    you'd love it

    i would, too!....if mine worked properly half the time!! haha.
    I'm still trying to figure out why it didn't come with one in the first place

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out why it didn't come with one in the first place
    true, it is an SS. but i've seen lots of SS's without them, though.

    Trans Am is the best

    ...wait a second, Trans Am's cost more .... they have to add a few more things to make us feel good about paying more for a rebaged chevy

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    This writeup has been around for years if you decide to do it:

    www.blackcamaro.com/antenna.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    This writeup has been around for years if you decide to do it:

    www.blackcamaro.com/antenna.htm
    Hey, thanks very much!

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    If you do it let us know how it turns out. I have thought about doing it too.

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    little suggestion. . . imo the power antenna's are a pain in the ass . . . seem like they always break. both my bird and ta dont work. ive been lookin into gettin an amplified interior mounted antenna. . very clean look

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    If you do it let us know how it turns out. I have thought about doing it too.
    I will

    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    little suggestion. . . imo the power antenna's are a pain in the ass . . . seem like they always break. both my bird and ta dont work. ive been lookin into gettin an amplified interior mounted antenna. . very clean look
    One of my neighbors told me that too. I've never had a problem with the one in my Probe, but I've replaced the one in my Alfa twice.

    Still just mulling it over for now. But, if I do... I'll come back and let ya all know how it went

    Thanks for the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I will



    One of my neighbors told me that too. I've never had a problem with the one in my Probe, but I've replaced the one in my Alfa twice.

    Still just mulling it over for now. But, if I do... I'll come back and let ya all know how it went

    Thanks for the input!
    Alfa Romeo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jknelms View Post
    Alfa Romeo?
    Yep, I"ve got an 88 Spider Graduate. I bought it in 94 and it's a fun little car. 5 speed, twin upper cam

    But, I wreaked it in 2000 and have to fix the front end. It's been sitting as a non op for years...

    Here's my poor little black beauty



    And, here's my piece of shit Ford Probe too. Actually, it's a good little car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Yep, I"ve got an 88 Spider Graduate. I bought it in 94 and it's a fun little car. 5 speed, twin upper cam

    But, I wreaked it in 2000 and have to fix the front end. It's been sitting as a non op for years...

    Here's my poor little black beauty

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    And, here's my piece of shit Ford Probe too. Actually, it's a good little car.

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    everyone has to have a chevy truck around. yeah...never been a probe fan. i can only imagine what ppl thought of them at the time they were made. that alfa could be fun......with an LS1

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    Quote Originally Posted by jknelms View Post
    everyone has to have a chevy truck around. yeah...never been a probe fan. i can only imagine what ppl thought of them at the time they were made. that alfa could be fun......with an LS1
    The truck is my husbands. All the cars are mine

    I think that the Probe would be fun with an LS1 in it! After my Chevelle was stolen the 3rd time, and came back like a pretzel on a flatbed... I got the Probe as a temporary vehicle. But, it ended up sticking around...

    I gave up on finding a completely restored replacement Chevelle or 1st gen Camaro that I could afford...there just aren't any. So, bought my 00 SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    The truck is my husbands. All the cars are mine

    I think that the Probe would be fun with an LS1 in it! After my Chevelle was stolen the 3rd time, and came back like a pretzel on a flatbed... I got the Probe as a temporary vehicle. But, it ended up sticking around...

    I gave up on finding a completely restored replacement Chevelle or 1st gen Camaro that I could afford...there just aren't any. So, bought my 00 SS.
    well, i good fixer uper camaro is about $5-6k. a nice chevelle should be around that same price. but, i guess you may have to travel for i decent car in a good price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jknelms View Post
    well, i good fixer uper camaro is about $5-6k. a nice chevelle should be around that same price. but, i guess you may have to travel for i decent car in a good price range.
    No, the cars I've been looking at go for around 30k and up! I am no longer in a position to do any restoration myself nor do I have the room for it around here...

    Lots has happened over the last 6 years.... and, lets just say, it sucks!

    But, it is what it is and who knows... Maybe I'll end up with another baby car someday

    Until then, I've got my Camaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    No, the cars I've been looking at go for around 30k and up! I am no longer in a position to do any restoration myself nor do I have the room for it around here...

    Lots has happened over the last 6 years.... and, lets just say, it sucks!

    But, it is what it is and who knows... Maybe I'll end up with another baby car someday

    Until then, I've got my Camaro
    that camaro is enough to keep you happy

    well...30 k...wow...hmmm...i couldn't do it. i couldn't pay 30k for even a new car right now. i just don't think it's worth it. some ppl need that status symbol...i need a car that works like a mule. maybe when the economy changes...i'll buy around the 30k range, but that's just a waste of money. guess i'm slightly too conservative....but me and debt don't like each other.

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