- Jul 23, 2018
question: if I'm swapping front ends anyway, is it easier to already have the power antenna mounted to the fender before installation of the fender?
Ok. So I just ordered a shallow square ended socket. My plan is to get the socket on the nut and use a wrench to turn it. I will update you all tomorrow. Thank you 84W40! Here is my 1984... The pictures below are my 1987 442. It is almost ready for paint!Perfect! I can feel the bolt head. Any advice what to use to get it out. You are right… no socket is going in there and the indent makes it impossible for a wrench…
Not sure if you mean installed on the inner fender already or outer skin and inner fender together? At minimum, if you have the inner fenders out, install that bottom bolt if yours has the inaccessible bolt like the 2-door Cutlass and pull the wires and junk through to the inner side so you can get to them. I'm assuming you'll have the inner fenders bolted in as well. Then it will be waiting for you to slide on the outer skin and fish for the top of the antenna so you can slide the fender antenna nut/bezel assembly on top and screw it down.question: if I'm swapping front ends anyway, is it easier to already have the power antenna mounted to the fender before installation of the fender?
That bolt is the first thing to remove, what I do remember is removing the bolt under the bottom of the fender and by pulling it towards you just enough to give you more wiggle room in that area. DO NOT move the bottom of that fender any further if it doesn't want too. I would use a small piece of 2x4 wedged between the bottom of the fender and frame. What I am trying to remember if the top fender bolt needed to be loosened but I don't remember doing that. I made a tool just for that bolt it was a deep socket cut little less than half then welded to a round steel stock about half inch thick by 12 inches long and it was a perfect tool for that job. I was looking for it in my tool box couldn't find it or its at my other garage or a lent it out and never got it back. Just take your time doing it.Perfect! I can feel the bolt head. Any advice what to use to get it out. You are right… no socket is going in there and the indent makes it impossible for a wrench…
I am going to watch this thread for an answer because I also have a power antenna that needs to be repaired.Guys... this is a great write up, but I hit a snag. I am borrowing this picture from another member who posted it, but it didn't get any replies. I have a 1984 Hurst that the antenna is broken. I followed the steps listed in the write up. But how the heck do you get the screw out that holds the antenna in place? Other that this problem, I am set to go! Help please! Thank you!!
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