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Default Mustang Convertible antenna mounting - 04-19-2009 , 07:54 AM






I have a 2006 Mustang convertible and want to mount a HAM (dualband) antenna
on it.

I can't use a trunk lip mount because the trunk goes fully vertical when
open unless I put the thing on the side of the trunk.

There's a 'panel' between the roof well and the trunk that appears to have a
cavity below it with air holes into the trunk. I was thinking of putting an
NMO mount in the center of the vehicle (left/right) and as far forward in
this little (it's only about 3" or so) strip, that way I get the coax into
the trunk without going over a water seal.

Anyone actually try it? Or know if the cavity is clear that I could do it?
I've been
hitting junkyards looking for a smashed beyond repair Mustang I can drill to
check out but they seem to be a rare find in the salvage yards.





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Default Re: Mustang Convertible antenna mounting - 08-14-2009 , 12:50 AM






Mount the Larson through the glass on the upper right front window.
I have seen this done on Cell Phone Antennas.
Stan
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"Stanley Miln" <k6rmr (AT) dslextreme (DOT) com> wrote in message
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Larson makes a Through the Glass Duel band antenna.
Put it in the rear window.
I have a 97 T Bird. I use a Larson Trunk Mount on the rear of the trunk
with the 18 inch Comet duel band
antenna and the system works great.
Stan
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I have a 2006 Mustang convertible and want to mount a HAM (dualband)
antenna
on it.

I can't use a trunk lip mount because the trunk goes fully vertical
when
open unless I put the thing on the side of the trunk.

There's a 'panel' between the roof well and the trunk that appears to
have
a
cavity below it with air holes into the trunk. I was thinking of
putting
an
NMO mount in the center of the vehicle (left/right) and as far forward
in
this little (it's only about 3" or so) strip, that way I get the coax
into
the trunk without going over a water seal.

Anyone actually try it? Or know if the cavity is clear that I could do
it?
I've been
hitting junkyards looking for a smashed beyond repair Mustang I can
drill
to
check out but they seem to be a rare find in the salvage yards.






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Default Re: Mustang Convertible antenna mounting - 08-14-2009 , 07:26 AM



Stanley Miln wrote:
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Mount the Larson through the glass on the upper right front window.
I have seen this done on Cell Phone Antennas.
Stan


"Stanley Miln" <k6rmr (AT) dslextreme (DOT) com> wrote in message
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I can't use a trunk lip mount because the trunk goes fully vertical
when
open unless I put the thing on the side of the trunk.
They don't make foldover antennas? I have to fold my antenna in parking
garages.

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Default Re: Mustang Convertible antenna mounting - 08-14-2009 , 05:03 PM



"dave" <dave (AT) dave (DOT) dave> wrote

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Stanley Miln wrote:
Mount the Larson through the glass on the upper right front window.
I have seen this done on Cell Phone Antennas.
Stan


"Stanley Miln" <k6rmr (AT) dslextreme (DOT) com> wrote in message
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I can't use a trunk lip mount because the trunk goes fully vertical
when
open unless I put the thing on the side of the trunk.

They don't make foldover antennas? I have to fold my antenna in parking
garages.
The Larsen glass-mount antenna has a hinge at the external mount point, and
can also be unscrewed.

I have the 440 (only) version.

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