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#1 Mattlav

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:04 PM

Hey,

I need to fit a wing mounted aerial to my restoration but im lazy and i want the electric ones (that come up and down automatically)

Has anyone fitted one? if so where can i find them?

Cheers,

Mattlav

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:40 PM

Ebay, halfords, any car audio site to be honest.

Sometimes with electric aerials, they sit quite low inside the wing so wheel clearance is reduced.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

Might want to measure how much clearance you have between the aerial mount and the wheel, and see if you can find the maximum travel for said wheel, work out how much space you have, and try finding a unit that will fit in there, with as much extra space as possible.

Must say I have been tempted with one of these, but never got round to it.

#4 Mattlav

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:40 PM

Yeh thats thats why i was asking to see if anyone else has actually fitted some and if so which ones?.. to get an idea

So i will look into the clearence..


Cheers thanks guys! :proud:

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 02:39 PM

hi im fitting one of these to mine once i have the money lol i can get them pretty cheap drop me a pm if u want one :proud:

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:17 PM

hi im fitting one of these to mine once i have the money lol i can get them pretty cheap drop me a pm if u want one >_<



Might do mate.. it all depends on if it will actually fit ok.. how much can you get them for..?

P.s sorry for the slow reply email reminder wasnt on and i forgot.. :X

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:28 PM

I had one of the stadarded Halford electric arials fitted on the wing, Went over a pot whole one day and it smacked the wheel! Luckaly it didnt damage the wing too much (Only had to bend the metal around the hole so it was level again), but the arial is pretty nackered lol

So, if you do fit one, makes sure the wheels can't catch it.

This was with 12" wheels by the way, with 13's id have thought it would be even worse >_<

Shame really, it was much nicer than the rubber thing i have now!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:56 PM

hi i have one fitted it has loads of room i had 7x13 wheels on and had no problems now back on 12s
had it on for about 3 years cost about £25 from local car shop

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:08 PM

hi im fitting one of these to mine once i have the money lol i can get them pretty cheap drop me a pm if u want one :P



Might do mate.. it all depends on if it will actually fit ok.. how much can you get them for..?

P.s sorry for the slow reply email reminder wasnt on and i forgot.. :crazy:


I fitted an electric aerial today. It was bought from Halfords for £11.24. Works well and gets perfect reception.

I have 13x6 sportspack wheels and there is no problem with clearance, loads of room.

I can take some pictures and measure the clearance if you want.

Let me know and I’ll post some up for you.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:55 PM

hi im fitting one of these to mine once i have the money lol i can get them pretty cheap drop me a pm if u want one :D



Might do mate.. it all depends on if it will actually fit ok.. how much can you get them for..?

P.s sorry for the slow reply email reminder wasnt on and i forgot.. :P


I fitted an electric aerial today. It was bought from Halfords for £11.24. Works well and gets perfect reception.

I have 13x6 sportspack wheels and there is no problem with clearance, loads of room.

I can take some pictures and measure the clearance if you want.

Let me know and I’ll post some up for you.



Cool thanks for the info mate, and pictures would be great ;)

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:20 PM

Here's the pictures...

I took some quick pictures when I was fitting the aerial.

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The old aerial is still in the way and I haven’t put the bracket on yet but you get the idea. I turned the base sideways so that it was further from the wheel.

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I can take some clearer pictures if you need them or measure the overall length so you can compare if you go to buy one.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:45 PM

Here's the pictures...

I took some quick pictures when I was fitting the aerial.

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The old aerial is still in the way and I haven’t put the bracket on yet but you get the idea. I turned the base sideways so that it was further from the wheel.

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I can take some clearer pictures if you need them or measure the overall length so you can compare if you go to buy one.



Thanks mate, went into halfords today "sorry sir we dont stock this type of product" :rolleyes: im gutted

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:25 PM

They do these in Maplins...i bought one recently for mine

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:07 PM

They do these in Maplins...i bought one recently for mine


Got a link? or anyone got a link where i can buy one now :) thanks :)

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:15 AM

here ya go...

http://www.maplin.co...x?ModuleNo=5141

...i haven't fitted mine yet (haven't even looked at my car for 6 months!) i don't know wether to fit in the roof at rear or put in the rear wing (opposite the fuel tank)




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