Posted 2015-10-25 5:09 PM (#493162 - in reply to #492888) Subject: RE: Interest in repop dual antennas?
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
If they are for 1958-59 Dodge and Plymouth I'd be interested in several sets.
Any idea how much they will cost per pair?
I did send a set of bases to an outfit to get the recast years ago but I never got any new bases and I don't think I even got my old bases back either.
Posted 2015-11-14 12:28 PM (#495147 - in reply to #492888) Subject: Re: Interest in repop dual antennas?
Location: Akron, OH / Maricopa, AZ
I thought I read recently that there were two styles of bases/gaskets. On had common gaskets and L-R bases, and the other had common bases and L-R gaskets. Do I have that correct, and if so which style are you making?
Posted 2017-04-16 6:30 PM (#538205 - in reply to #492888) Subject: Re: Interest in repop dual antennas?
I'm going to be bulk chroming and they are all roughed in now so I'm trying to save some money by getting them all done in bulk.
With the amount of work we are probably looking at 400+$ a set with gaskets, nipples, antennas and antenna mount. I know they were 450$ before but I should be able to be under that. Dennis charged 50$ a mast also? or was the total 550$? They have a different mounting system slightly. I made these so you can drop the antenna if you want to put a car cover on
. It will be wing nutted on one screw, undo the wing nut, swing the bracket over and you can push the antenna down for covered storage. At least that's the idea. This will be ready to accept coax which is up in the air since many people want to route them differently. and it needs a merge of the two wires. Merge up close? or run two long coaxes?
The masts are period correct but not the necked down originals and not junk(I have a limited supply of those so once they are gone you'll have to pay big bucks for masts(vans charges 100$ a mast)... I will not find those ever so unless someone makes them... that ain't happening and they are the exact length though. I know you can buy cheapy shorties. These are just a hair thinner also so I'm using custom nipples. You can simply widen them to use original masts which are easier to get from single antenna cars. Once mine are gone if you looking for good quality three piece masts I think you'll have to pony up 85-100$ for 3 piece good quality longer stainless for late 60's-70's cars. I can't find anymore correct length ones for anything reasonable. I see a few repops show up on ebay for 30-50$ a piece so I might need to resort to those if I run out. I will probably lose money on this deal
Posted 2018-02-06 10:21 PM (#557625 - in reply to #492888) Subject: Re: Interest in repop dual antennas?
yeah ill be making extras, this has been a pita! I have to mold 3 times for the gaskets and 3 for the nipples to get it right. The ones from goers were really rough so I built with clay them up so I can smooth them up.
there were also two versions, one too short and one the right length... and they were warped...
Posted 2018-07-10 11:41 PM (#566447 - in reply to #492888) Subject: Re: Interest in repop dual antennas?
f'ing eh its been a long haul.. I guess if I was going to make money on this deal it would help but eh.
anyways after back and forth chromer is content with the polishing level(he said he will do the final step and then he hem hawed for months and said im finally in line) and I had to be very very explicit about don't buff the sharp edges off please! One guy who said he would polish them took 3 sets and polished the edges right off... k thanks...
I will sell with two types of antennas. I made the tips "drillable" to whatever size you need. I have two types of masts. No one makes a original but one is chromed and the other stainless. (I do have a new contact though so maybe...)
I might have a hook on a couple sets of originals also.
The center is the orignial ball, next biggest is the chromed mast, smallest is the stainless. Stainless is least expensive.
Kit will come with two bases, two gaskets, two masts and two tips and hardware. You can worry about the wiring