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Radio antenna bezel
« on: June 13, 2015, 10:48:10 AM »
My car has been restored in 2007 by the previous owner. I have the Radio antenna on the car, but miss the nut/ bezel to keep it in place. I ordered a new bezel, together with an O-ring, but the diameter is way to big to fit the thread in my antenna base. Maybe I have the wrong antenna/base installed ? Maybe I ordered the wrong part from HeartbeatCamaro ? Anyone can help me please ? Here's a picture of my current antenna base.

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 03:05:16 PM »
Check and see if the base ring has Ward cast in the underside.
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 03:14:39 PM »
Assume your mast is an FM non-retractable ? Bottom doesn't look correct. Was the antenna base a unit, or carried a separate wire ?

Base nut looks like a '68 - base appears O.K.
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 03:25:43 PM »
The following pic carries 3-'69 AM mast bases, 1-'68. I'll dig up the one NOS FM '69 in inventory, and some base/bezel shots to boot. Looks like a couple of wrong parts to me -
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 08:49:25 PM »
It's a non-retractable antenna, I'm not sure how it looks like under the base, about the wire. Is it hard to remove and change ? I might order a real complete kit, from Rick's Camaro. But the bottom end of the antenna, is not like the ones on the picture. It's flat, without the lining we see on this picture.

To remove the base, I believe we have to access it from inside the wheel fender ?
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 12:52:24 AM »
I had a look through many picture on internet. The base seems the same as original, but how do you remove the top ? It just need to be unscrew counterclockwise ?

The original bezel I bought on heartbeatcamaro would just fit on top of this base, instead of the top that is on, right now ? So all I need to order to be as originally, is an antenna ?
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 06:15:31 PM »
See the following pics - you'll see an original '69 AM antenna assembly, a '69 NOS AM/FM mast and nut, and a comparison between the '69 base nut and a '68 mounted on an NOS '68 base so you can see the heigth difference. Notice the '69 AM/FM mast is smooth rather than serrated like the '69 AM ellipticals. '69's also used an assembled wire/base, '68's were separate.

Hope this helps -
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 06:23:13 PM »
By the way, it's fairly easy to change - unscrew the top antenna nut, remove the base nut, base and gasket, and the base with the ground strap will remove from the bottom. You eyes were correct, the AM/FM mast is smooth (no need to orient like the elliptical AM masts have to be).

'68 body pic -
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 11:36:34 PM »
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See the following pics - you'll see an original '69 AM antenna assembly, a '69 NOS AM/FM mast and nut, and a comparison between the '69 base nut and a '68 mounted on an NOS '68 base so you can see the heigth difference. Notice the '69 AM/FM mast is smooth rather than serrated like the '69 AM ellipticals. '69's also used an assembled wire/base, '68's were separate.

Hope this helps -

Thanks you guys for your help ! I've ordered a repro from HeartbeatCamaro and it fits perfect. It's the AM/FM antenna, so the mast is not retractable but it looks just like the one on the picture. Thanks again for the precious help.
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 04:26:28 AM »
No problem - happy to be of assistance.

From the section of pic, looks like a pretty car. Details like this are noticeable - glad you asked -

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 05:57:24 AM »
Here it is: a matching numbers LM-1 350 CI, 1969 RS, Daytona Yellow.:

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 03:08:09 AM »
Doesn't get a lot better than that - very nice. I like the stance as well - there is no doubt that Chevrolet got the '9's perfected.

Now, if we could have just convinced them to have started the 2010's to look like this, there'd be a whole lot more of them sold - just my opinion.

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Thanks for the pic !
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 03:20:56 AM »
I totally agree Steve!  :)
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2015, 12:55:11 AM »
I already installed a fix antenna (repro) on my car finally.

Someone gave me his original "oval" retractable antenna from his 69 Camaro 327, does this one would be a better fit for my car ? Here's a picture:

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2015, 07:44:25 PM »
Can someone confirm, that the oval retractable antenna for the front right fender, was dedicated for AM radio only ?
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2015, 03:56:58 AM »
Yes adjustable mast was for AM radio sets as you had the tune the mast up or down in relation to the strength of the stations in your area relative to the static and buzz from the atmosphere on the AM band in radio sets of that period.  FM and FM Stereo radio sets of that period used fixed mast for the modulation of FM was not as subject to atmospheric interference.   
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2015, 06:36:12 AM »
Great, thank you for your answers. I've found an original retractable oval antenna, buy Will keep my fix repro antenna, as my car is equipped with AM/FM radio headunit.
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2015, 12:58:57 PM »
Modern radios AM/FM Stereo have automatic trim and static control on the AM band so really any type of antenna will perform well without constant adjustment. Not that many people adjusted their antennas in the first place. :) 
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 02:24:37 PM »
Another thing that I've learned here because of you guys: how to adjust the AM antenna.....I love those cars !

But my main worries we're more about being as much original, as possible. Since I do have the AM and FM radio installed, I won't be installing the original AM only mast. Just too bad it looks great !
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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2015, 02:58:26 PM »
Eric - my antenna is cracked at the base, how nice is that AM antenna? Does it look like the attached pics? Maybe we should have swapped parts?  :D

Steve - I've always wondered about the mounting and bezel on my antenna. Does this mount look correct?

Thanks - Andy

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2015, 12:53:58 AM »
Looks correct and proper to me - matches what I have. Only thing I can't see is the ground plate underneath, of course. Gasket looks correct, too -

Masts turn up periodically on eBay - keep cruising.

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2015, 08:36:25 PM »
Eric - my antenna is cracked at the base, how nice is that AM antenna? Does it look like the attached pics? Maybe we should have swapped parts?  :D

Steve - I've always wondered about the mounting and bezel on my antenna. Does this mount look correct?

Thanks - Andy

Andy, here are some pictures of the one (AM antenna) I do have, and may not use finally. Interested ?







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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2015, 09:17:36 PM »
Hi Eric - your mast tip is different without a line on it. I don't know the relevance, and in the AIM I only see a reference to a single part number (which I don't know is for the AM or FM antenna). But anyway, no thank you I think I will try to polish and repair my original.

I hope you received the parts I sent? Last I saw, they were sitting in customs.

Thanks!

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Re: Radio antenna bezel
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2015, 10:37:43 PM »
Yes parts have been received last week, they are already belong to my mechanic. Thanks for all.
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