Power antenna 69 Swinger

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  1. cpearce

    cpearce Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    What power antenna are people using on their 69 Darts?
     
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    I don't know about power antennas.. but did Chrysler make antennas in 69 that can be retracted completely in the fender ?... Good question ...
     
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      I just have an inexpensive aftermarket one that I put in years ago. It's worked since 1988. I wouldn't spend a ton on it as theses cars are not used every day and so even a cheap antenna will last forever.
       
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      Do they come with the fender rings and hardware, or do use original stuff?
       
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      Yes they do. Easy.to reach in through the gap between the door and fender to install. Shouldn't take more than an hour.
       
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        Mine came with everything that I needed (rings etc) and I didn't have to unbolt anything, it was small enough to fit through the gap between the door and fender. I guess there might be some that doesn't fit
         
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        I put one in my cuda years ago, mainly so I could use my car cover. It was a generic parts store model I got on sale. The easiest way to install it is to remove the inner fender splash panel. I also had to adapt the factory hold down nut as the supplied one was too small.
         
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        I just leave mine off. Rather hear the car rumble vs old cheesy music.
         
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        What did you use to plug antenna hole in fender? I'm considering radio delete as I already have dash plate.
         
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        Even though I installed the antenna years ago, I still don't have a radio, for the same reason
         
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        I googled sink hole covers, for covering extra faucet holes. Looks like one would work.
         
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        A plug like this. Hardware store stuff.

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        For about 30 years min was installed but never wired or connected to my radio, I generally listen to songs from my phone or CD. I went to a cruise last year at a drive in and finally had to connect it up as the drive in broadcasted the audio over the radio.
         
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        You're right. I was wrong.
        Dang! And so early this year.