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Speeder
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Hidden antenna

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Working on a 2001 Silverado. Mom's truck, in the process of refurbishing it for her. Part of this involves painting the truck. I'd like to get rid of the fender antenna and put a hidden one in. Any suggestions? Mom's paying the bills on this so I don't want to spend a lot of money. Just looking for something that will give me comparable reception quality to the existing antenna. I was thinking about running an antenna up the passenger side pillar or under the headliner, looking for suggestions to make this work or if there is a better solution that won't break Mom's bank. Thanks.

Speeder
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Post by Speeder »

Gonna try this one.

BOSS Audio MRANT10 Weatherproof Marine Dipole Hideaway Antenna

Seems to have good reviews. I'll try and remember to report back on how well it works.

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Post by 97k15004wd »

That brings back memories of the antenna in the windshield on GM cars. I wonder whatever happened to that?

Speeder
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Post by Speeder »

I dunno, but I miss them. I always found the windshield antennas to be plenty to keep the stereo playing.

Of course, NOW it occurs to me that the antenna is no longer mounted to the fender but inside the cowl. No matter, the truck will look better without an exterior antenna.

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Post by 3DTim »

Here’s what I did on my 66 Chevy2. I got a long antenna cable. Striped down to just the center copper wire. Drilled a small hole in the dash under the windshield. Using a small strall off a WD40 can fed the wire through the strall. Taking my time I fed the wire into the rubber seal around the windshield. I did across the bottom one side up one side and almost all the way across the top. It’s worked great for years.

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Post by Speeder »

Forgot about this. The antenna seems to work OK. I will be using one on my Dodge, because that one does have a fender antenna.

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