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Old 08-31-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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Does the through the roof antenna have any provision for keeping it ungrounded as it passes through the windshield frame? A test light shows mine to be grounded. Radio still plays. Carl
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There is a rubber grommet that disallows any contact between the metal body and the antenna.
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Can understand a rubber grommet being at the roof sheet metal, but what about where it attaches to the windshield frame with a tightening nut? Carl
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Can understand a rubber grommet being at the roof sheet metal, but what about where it attaches to the windshield frame with a tightening nut? Carl
There are a number of plastic "washers" as well as a grommet in that area.

Do you have a complete and authentic antenna?
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Old 08-31-2019, 02:41 PM   #5
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Can someone furnish a picture of how the antenna passes through the garnish rail area? I am stuck on the same thing. I understand how it goes through the roof but confused of where and how it passes through the garnish rail on the inside.
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Here's what it looks like in a sedan with the mirror removed.
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Regret that I didn't take a hard look at the antenna installation when I changed out the headliner. Outwardly appears as an original. With the mirror removed, there appears a 1/2" threaded tube through the wind shield frame held tight by a nut type fitting. Garnish molding starts and stops either side of the nut.
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Much different than the wagon though which is what I have.
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