Re: [Chrysler300] 1962/63/64 Power Rear Antenna Talk
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Re: [Chrysler300] 1962/63/64 Power Rear Antenna Talk

Hi Rich,
The early antennas with the large housing are pretty easy to take apart. What I’ve found with the small housing and the power window motors is that the bearing is a bronze piece that is rounded on the outside and is permanently attached to the motor base. If the motor shaft seizes in the bearing, it is very hard to get it to move again. Attempts to remove the motor usually result in pulling the bearing out of the motor base. It is then not possible to get it back in. You may have better luck, but will probably need another antenna.
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 1:54 AM
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] 1962/63/64 Power Rear Antenna Talk

I spent about ten minutes at John Holst’s most excellent website  as I was curious to see if the parts manuals were clear on these parts.   Section 1-88-6 shows the power antenna mounting system includes two adapters-upper and lower, above and below the sheet metal.  The adapters are different for the ’62, ’63 and ’64.  Everything else looks the same so a set of ’62 adapters/bezels is all you need.  If anyone scrapped out a ’62 power antenna but kept the carcass, the adapters would make an easy sale to Matt. But it takes both—and the gasket.

While on the subject, I have a spare but non-functioning power antenna system for a ’64 Chrysler.  I’m trying to get to the bearings of the reversible motor which seem to be frozen.  I’ve got the antenna base loose from the motor but am stuck on digging into the sealed motor.  Anyone been deeper into one of these on a DIY basis?  I’m hoping that a little persuasion on and lubrication of the shaft bearings will return the system to functionality.  The lower adapter/bezel is pot metal and designed to only go together the correct way.

Also, the switch for this system was a challenge to get to and was also frozen.  Persuasion and lubrication returned it to functionality.

Good luck with your quest.

Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Allyn allynentertainment@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 11:04 AM
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Subject: [Chrysler300] 1962 Power Rear Antenna Talk


Anyone know if a Rear Power Antenna out of a 1963 300 will bolt onto the 1962 300 rear fender? the Chrome Bezel attachment too different per the angle of the fender?

And....would anyone have a rear power antenna OR just the bezels for a 1962 300?


Matt Allyn


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