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cheapjeep 12-29-2012 12:08 AM

Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
As some of you know I gave up on my fender mount antenna a few years ago because of multiple issues and had the hole welded over. I've been fighting bad reception ever since.This war has taken me through a Metra amplified antenna under the tweeter cowling through the Firestik Matchmaker CB/AM/FM splitter since I have a nice CB antenna setup which I had high hopes for and turned out to be a complete waste of money and time.Guess it's time for an antenna again:mad: Hence the WK2/Libby style deal. Might as well give the old girl some modern style if I'm gonna have to deal with an antenna again.

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps00c0bcef.jpg

Center punch the roof:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps56aacc1b.jpg

Start small:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4f70d852.jpg

Finish big and used some clear on the edges to prevent rust:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psf198f102.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psde15d4e9.jpg

Use some silicone on both sides of the gasket:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7e5e2eda.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps468af930.jpg

Inside view,measure carefully to clear that inside bulkhead or you're screwed with a half inch hole in your roof!

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psb7064150.jpg

Base on:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps280c6d28.jpg

All mounted up:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psa861e818.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps321ea179.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps637b851f.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps28144ca3.jpg

Still got to run the wires and still trying to find the shortest route while staying away from the side airbags. Also now that I have the base up there I still may not be done with the war on the no antenna look. Can anyone say VG Sharkfin:D

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1de259c7.jpg

We'll see. Updates to follow.

cheapjeep 12-29-2012 06:44 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Wiring:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps090b68f4.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...psb88c4091.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7a3c01ae.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps134e6daa.jpg

Rear buttoned back up:

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...ps368388b3.jpg

Frango100 12-29-2012 07:59 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
I donīt know why, but the European build WG has the antenna buildin in the right hand quarter glass. It also uses an amplifier and the reception is very nice.
Probably not available on the US market?
By the way, was that silicone sealing still liquid??? Looks to be used ages ago:D.

Fredg369 12-29-2012 08:31 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
My 2012 has bad reception....Drives me nuts!

Trav1s 12-29-2012 09:36 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Nice addition. Curious to see how this works.

cheapjeep 12-29-2012 11:28 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frango100 (Post 730132)
I donīt know why, but the European build WG has the antenna buildin in the right hand quarter glass. It also uses an amplifier and the reception is very nice.
Probably not available on the US market?
By the way, was that silicone sealing still liquid??? Looks to be used ages ago:D.

Now you tell me after I drill a big hole in my roof:slapfight::D As far as the silicone goes buddy,everything in my garage suffers from some form of abuse:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fredg369 (Post 730137)
My 2012 has bad reception....Drives me nuts!

Maybe a signal booster might help. Hope so cause this isn't a good omen for me:eek:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trav1s (Post 730153)
Nice addition. Curious to see how this works.

Me too bro

TJXJWJ 12-30-2012 12:38 AM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Good luck with it dude! Looks a hell of a lot cooler than a fender-mounted antenna....

cheapjeep 12-30-2012 01:04 AM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TJXJWJ (Post 730197)
Good luck with it dude! Looks a hell of a lot cooler than a fender-mounted antenna....

Thanks bro but now look what I found. Decent reviews too. I hate when I find shiz like this after I've already started something:mad: New Metra 44 UA44 Amplified Rubber Roof Mount Antenna | eBay

Trav1s 12-30-2012 09:07 AM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 730209)
Thanks bro but now look what I found. Decent reviews too. I hate when I find shiz like this after I've already started something:mad: New Metra 44 UA44 Amplified Rubber Roof Mount Antenna | eBay

That looks like an interesting option for my '68 Fury. I am removing the fender antenna to smooth out the lines. :thumbsup:

TJXJWJ 12-30-2012 06:12 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 730209)
Thanks bro but now look what I found. Decent reviews too. I hate when I find shiz like this after I've already started something:mad: New Metra 44 UA44 Amplified Rubber Roof Mount Antenna | eBay

HA! Isn't that how it goes? I like that sharkfin...at least if you decide to do it though, all the hard work is done. It's not like you need to run all new wiring to the front. Would you leave it as is or color-match it?

cheapjeep 12-30-2012 10:50 PM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TJXJWJ (Post 730438)
HA! Isn't that how it goes? I like that sharkfin...at least if you decide to do it though, all the hard work is done. It's not like you need to run all new wiring to the front. Would you leave it as is or color-match it?

Up in the air on that one bro. Black matches the rack,silver matches the paint but it's rubber so it's not a simple spray job.

TJXJWJ 12-31-2012 07:30 AM

Re: Cheapjeeps Cure fo "Reception Sucks" (He Hopes)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 730515)
Up in the air on that one bro. Black matches the rack,silver matches the paint but it's rubber so it's not a simple spray job.

Nothing wrong with a black rack, as long as it's substantial...hehehhehe.:eek:

I bet you could wrap it if you wanted to...but paint might be a hooker if it's rubber. I've never painted rubber before.


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