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    Default 1985 factory antenna

    I need a new antenna for my 85 Saleen but all I see is aftermarket stuff and I want factory looking original. Does anyone know where I can get a correct one?

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    Have any pic-a-part yards near you? I'm sure any Ford car or truck from the mid-late 80's would be correct....or correct enough? I have a Fox parts guy near me that probably has one and ships parts daily....he's on Facebook in all the Fox groups. His name is Frank Ross (Franklin, IN) if you want to message him.
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    My radio end broke off, had to get a RS repair connector.
    Oh well, old wires wear out.
    Been looking at the NPD offering. Fair price too.
    https://www.npdlink.com/store/produc...8606-5685.html

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    Yeah. That's what I need. The plug does not work or apparently makes contact properly into the radio. Aftermarket replacement anyway. I will pick one of those up.

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    So I picked up a repo antenna at Foxtoberfest this weekend. I went to put it in tonight and a factory mast does not fit. The unthreaded part is to fat to fit down into the hole. I tried a shorty that is all thread at the base and it fits. So I guess I'll have to get an aftermarket mast to fit.
    I just thought I would post this so everyone els knows what to expect.

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    Can you put the antenna in a vice and file/grind the unthreaded part down so that it will fit? Thats what I would try....
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    '05 S-281 Mineral Grey - 16k miles @ counting.

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    DUH! Why didn't I think of that! I must have been to tired to think.
    Good idea. I'll try that.

    Now. How the heck do you get the antennae plug thru the hole??? I tried taping a piece of tape to it but I can't reach the hole to get the angled end thru the hole.

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    I have a long "grabber" that I use. It is about 24" long, flexible and has spring loaded jaws at the end that expand out and then collapse/grab when you press & release the button at the top of the device. Not sure where it came from as I got it for Christmas. It came as a two-piece kit...one being the grabber and the other being pretty much the same but with a magnet end.
    Jason Smith
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    '82 GT Med. Red - 14k Mile Orig. Survivor
    '85 GT Black - 16k Mile Orig. Survivor (Foxtoberfest 2016 Best Original 79-86)
    '88 #400 Saleen Coupe "Mean Machine" Legal Guardian
    '92 LX 5.0 Calypso - 10k Mile Orig. Survivor (Sold @ Foxtoberfest...2017 Best Original 87-93)
    '93 LX Yellow/Black Summer Feature - 2,700 Mile Original Survivor
    '05 S-281 Mineral Grey - 16k miles @ counting.

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