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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:06 pm 
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anyone know of a retractable power antenna that fits these cars?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:50 am 
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i had a power antenna in my garage for years that i finally installed on my red vert last year. if i'm not mistaken it was a replacement for a 1993 saab 9000 cse.

you have to use the type that has the antenna drive separated from the mast by a flexible shaft. the ones that have the drive fixed to the mast don't have enough clearance to fit between the inner and outer fenders.
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as far as i know, i'm the only person to ever do this mod. :ez_pimp:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:16 pm 
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thanks; that is quite the effort you made! is that a power mirror there, too?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:55 pm 
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yep, working electric mirrors from a gt. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:19 pm 
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I looked on a couple websites for that Saab power antenna, but I'm not seeing the detached mast--could yours be from another application?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:06 pm 
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If you look thru the build thread for T3's red restomod vert there is another pic that shows the inside of the engine bay so you can see the end of the antenna motor.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:22 pm 
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i couldn't tell you. it has been many years since i was active in the saab scene. i won the antenna as a door prize at a national saab owner's convention in 1998.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:43 pm 
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With all due respect , particularly for T3's nice installation,
you actually don't need an antenna in the fender.
A gentleman I know just installed a flexible wire into the windscreen frame.
It really works good.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:20 pm 
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wouldn't that leave an empty hole in the fender?
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With all due respect , particularly for T3's nice installation,
you actually don't need an antenna in the fender.
A gentleman I know just installed a flexible wire into the windscreen frame.
It really works good.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:09 pm 
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the vert fender can be replaced directly with a 3 door fender that doesn't have the hole. :wink:

i prefer a whip antenna outside of the car for superior reception.

not everyone uses terrestrial broadcast radio in their car these days. there's satellite radio, mp3s, cds, and entertainment from cell phones like i heart radio and pandora. i personally like national public radio broadcast in hd radio format from a local public radio station.

i store my vert every winter and i used to have to remove the whip to get the car cover on. now i just turn off the key and the antenna retracts. i don't have to worry about some ass clown bending the antenna while my car is parked now. :blackeye:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:39 am 
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Yep,
Some idiot did bend the antenna on mine, but it happened before I was the owner.
Gosh I can't believe that I had it for 10 years...
And yes, the antenna does get in the way of the car cover...I unscrew it when I store Vanilla Latte for the winter.
It sleeps in the garage under my shop and it's always protected with the cover. Wood dust does migrate.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:01 am 
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Hay Ya'll
Look what I found and I wasn't even trying. "Fully Automatic Remote Motor Power Antenna" :yeahyeah

http://www.retrosound.com/product-p/pa-02.htm

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:16 am 
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Just found a nice universal power antenna at [url]vintagecarradio.com[/url]. It works from any vehicles from 1963-1989.


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