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I was just sitting here thinking. Is there anyway you could remove the anetnna from the car w/o having a big whole in your car?
Or be able to drive w/o your antenna be up. I personaly thihnk the car looks a lot better w/o one... it looks sportier. JMO

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Several people have installed a power antennas on their Z's.

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The convertible antenna works out well, 2 of my customers put this on their Z06's

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The convertible attena sounds like a good idea.

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I don't see any problem with the fixed antenna. Most of the older classic Vettes have fixed antennas also.

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Its a personal preference. I have a power antenna intended for the vert and plan to install as soon as I get my baby this week!


Not sure if I need the harness or just install some wires for power to it from the radio switch...need to do some more checking as soon as I get my baby this week!


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I don't mind the fix mast antenna. It is a pain when you cover the car.

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Yes, but they are eaisly removed. I have not tried to use the radio w/o it, may give it a go to see if I get any stations, use the CD mostly anyway.

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You know that antenna is a funny thing I don't really notice it that much, And even then it is not really offensive to me.

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It's very peculiur (sp?) how chevy does seem to OMIT the antenna from some of their brochure pictures of the Z. hmmmmmm.

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I installed a power antenna on my 1995 Z-28. It came off of a Trans Am of the same year. Costs about 98 bux from the GM dealer. You need to make four connections total:
1) 12volts constant
2) ground
3) signal from Delco radio (must identify exact pin)
4) RF connection
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PA_Z06:
I don't mind the fix mast antenna. It is a pain when you cover the car.

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I punched a very small hole in my cover to allow the antenna to poke through. I used to find it very hard to install my car cover. The paint was so slick that I would put one side on and it would slide off before I could get the other side on. Now I just slip the hole over the antenna first thing and it holds the cover in place. Makes the install much easier. I think I do still have the info from someone who was selling the power antenna, I believe with the install goodies, for around $100 if you are interested.


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I would be intersetd in where i could get a power antenna.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MY02_ZO6:
I would be intersetd in where i could get a power antenna.

mike

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This is what you are looking for:


THE KIT FOR THE ZO6 IS $100.00
THE KIT INCLUDES:
NEW A/C DELCO ANTENNA
BRACKET
WIRE
BUTT CONNECTORS
ROLE OF BLACK TAPE
I HAVE THEM IN STOCK AND READY FOR SHIPMENT.

CALL ME TO ORDER OR ASK QUESTIONS


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Could someone who has done the antenna installation post instructions? It appears that this entails taking the rear tire off and going in through the fender liner? I had also heard that the later Z06's had the wiring harness in place for the antenna. Just wondering if this is the case.

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I have never done this but, here are some instructions off of another forum that i found.

The Conv. bolts directly into the car with no problems. You need to order the antenna #10285495 ($ 80), the mount backet #10275748 ($14), 2 mount screws #11514297 and the pig-tail #12047782 ($20). Remove the outboard rh tail lignt and remove fixed mast and install power..all fit perfectly. Wiring more complex, using the pig-tail I created a harness to the fuse box accessory plug for the battery (raises and lowers mast) and ground (common) for the input to raise the mast (radio power on relay) I used the accessory ignition (on) and put a rocker switch in the line. With the switch I can control when the mast raises like off for when I use CD changer. When on the antenna raises with the ignition being turned on and lowers when turned off. Works great. Note....the Corvette electrical system is very sensitive to changes and a change in one place can cause a problem elswhere.

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Here is another one i found.

HARD TOP OWNERS, >Had a chance to finally install a power antenna (factory one for convertible) >last weekend. Got it through Ecklers (took a while to receive) for $100. >This is an excellent price for an OEM antenna. These obviously can also be >ordered through your local Chevy dealer for approximately the same price. >Here are a couple of the highlights from my few hours of fun. >--------------------------------------------------------------- >>Couldn't find a factory harness (not saying there isn't one). If it's in >there it's behind the panel with the right rear speaker. Didn't feel like >ripping that all apart, for one because the seat belt has to come out. > >>Entire antenna install was done through the far right tail light hole. > >>Factory fixed mast is held in with 2 10mm nuts and the rubber base. > >>New power antenna does not include a bracket. Had to use a metal back strap >(like ones that come with after market cd/cassette players) attached to the >bottom of the antenna and mounted to the bolts for the factory ant. In hind >sight I would see if that bracket (for a convertible) is available through >the dealer. > >>For constant 12v(orange) and ground(black) I went to the now infamous >accessory plug in the passenger foot well. For a 12v + antenna signal I went >to the turn on lead behind the radio that only shows 12v when the RADIO/CD is >on, NOT the car (i.e. accessory). I believe it was a green wire but don't >quote me. Use a DMM (multi meter) to verify and fuse with a max of 5A where >you tap in behind the radio in the event that the wire grounds out. The >contant at the accy plug is already fused. > >The most time consuming part of the install was getting power/turn on. If >the harness can be found this install is cake. Hope this helps anyone >interested in upgrading this aspect of their Hard Top
 
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