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remove the radio antenna on a 70.

Hi Stutz need some help...<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
Shall paint the hood and fenders and now comes my big problem.<o:p></o:p>
The dame antenna....
Did get it of the car but dont think that was the right way to do it...<o:p></o:p>
Pulled it out thru the hole for the door hinges. <o:p></o:p>
So now is the big question how the heck do I get it back on the fender.
And don’t tell me to go the same way… It will not work have tried that…. <o:p></o:p>
And it seems that there is some part that I am missing look at the photo..<o:p></o:p>

Thanks for all help <o:p></o:p>
 

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I think you have "extra" holes, that are not necessary in your fender. It should just be the one hole for the antenna mount. Can you remove the inner splash shield from the wheel well, to gain access to install the antenna "up" through the fender?
 

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I think you have a replacement antenna. Factory ones mount from the top. Like what Bad69cat has in the link.
 

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I think you have "extra" holes, that are not necessary in your fender. It should just be the one hole for the antenna mount. Can you remove the inner splash shield from the wheel well, to gain access to install the antenna "up" through the fender?
Thanks for the answer.
And about removing the splash shield. Have done that and there is not enough room for my hand to do some work.....
 

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Hmmm, I think my installer had to take the inner guard off to install my electric aerial. It was suppose to have been quite a major.
 

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Actually, this is the antenna that belongs on our cars. Both repro's but the one linked is somewhat universal in it's mounting. Trade the price off and decide which you would rather have for the money they cost, that's my advice.
 

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Thanks for all help on this.

And can say that my antenna is the right thing.

But the big question is still how the heck do I get it back on the pearl?
Have removed the splash shield and there is no space to do some work.
When I am looking up in the fender don’t I se anything that helps me.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

If you looking at the last photo on WCC that 1969XR7vert linkt to you can se
that there is four screws…. And that is correct for my cat. Have them four holes
on my fender.
But there is two plastic that I wonder what they are for?<o:p></o:p>

So some more help and if there is someone that having photos
or instructions how to remove or mount a antenna on a Cougar 1970
I will be a very happy little boy…….<o:p></o:p>

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There is no space to work either, with the passenger side door open? If you can't get in with the door open, or from inside the fender well, then I guess the fender has to come off.
 

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Thanks for all help on this.

And can say that my antenna is the right thing.

But the big question is still how the heck do I get it back on the pearl?
Have removed the splash shield and there is no space to do some work.
When I am looking up in the fender don’t I se anything that helps me.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

If you looking at the last photo on WCC that 1969XR7vert linkt to you can se
that there is four screws…. And that is correct for my cat. Have them four holes
on my fender.
But there is two plastic that I wonder what they are for?<o:p></o:p>

So some more help and if there is someone that having photos
or instructions how to remove or mount a antenna on a Cougar 1970
I will be a very happy little boy…….<o:p></o:p>

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The antenna you show in this post is not an original one. The original antenna will have the wire attached to it, there is no seperate top round bezel. The rubber gasket will have a round hole in the center. It looks like the only part that may be original would be the rectangle top bezel that covers the rubber. The antenna shown in post #3 will work but it is not exactly as original either. It would work just fine though.

With the passenger side front tire off and the rear inner splash shield removed you should have plenty of room to reach the bottom of the antenna hole in the fender. The harder part would be getting the wire from the door jamb to the back of the radio if all the rest of the dash is installed. And even that is not too hard, remove the stop wire from the glovebox and let it hang straight down and that should give you enough room to feed the wire across the dash.

Randy Goodling
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But there is two plastic that I wonder what they are for


Those plastic bits are taped to the antenna wire and then hold the wire to the body so it doesn't get in the way of the door swinging. They are clips that insert into holes for that purpose.

You should be able to access everything from the gap between the door and fender with the door open. It's a tight squeeze for big hands, but that's how I did mine (using the concours reproduction).
 

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Hi Randy

So you think that this antenna is not original…<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>

But this antenna have I seen on other cougars from 70.
It have the cable attached to the bottom but did remove that one.<o:p></o:p>

This antenna have a elliptic form. Like a droplet.
But agrea about the other parts they don’t look right.
Think the last owner have switch out some part or he losed them. <o:p></o:p>

And comes just from the garage and have removed the splash shield
and can say there is not that much space to do some work…
Don’t even se the hole for the antenna.<o:p></o:p>

Many thanks it helps with friends that have the same interest…<o:p></o:p>
 

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Thankks and do agrea. Have been looking up the fender for some time now, so do I think you are right..
But as you are saing big hands is not good. But have a lady in house and she have small hands hehehe so problem solved.. I hope....
 

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Just a quick comment the four holes are the same that are on my 72 convertible. I also switched the whole thing of a newer ford (80's - 90's) can't recall. I did this for one reason the antenna was a one piece item that screwed into the base so when I store the car for the winter months I could just unscrew the mast, put it in the car and then cover up the car with a cover (no holes to worry about in the cover and no worries about breaking the mast when pulling the cover over the car. The assembly from the antenna fit in my car with no problems, and it had the rubber grommets on it also from the newer car, just took my time getting it to the radio.

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well my antenna wire on both my 67 & 70 drop down in the door opening, i've changed both with and without fenders attached. when i removed the old one on the 67 i tied a string to the wire so on the install i could pull the new wire back the same way but first dropped the wire down the fender hole because of the water proof grommet as the wire enters the dash.

on the 70 i had to use my pickle plucker threaded under dash to reach the wire coming down from the fender then pull it back under dash. it to has a waterproof grommet just to be sure of waterproof i leave enough wire in door wheel for a curve so if any water does seep down the wire it drips off in the door well and not the carpet.

looks to me as you have some weird antenna there, buy a new one. as i can't see the links referred to i assume the posters are correct.
 

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Thanks for all the answers and it seems like I have to order a new antenna ..
Then there is the problem of mounting it in the fender.
This will be a fun thing to do....
New paint dont scrach it dont dropp anything on the fender.
Man what the heck dont you do for your pearl.
 
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