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rooter11

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69 rear antenna with spoiler question
« on: May 23, 2011, 03:37:21 PM »
I have seen a post that states that a spoiler will hit a rear mounted antenna. My question is will the spoiler hit the antenna if the antenna is in the down position ( original antenna )?


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Re: 69 rear antenna with spoiler question
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 04:55:08 PM »
Yes. If you use the '68 or early '69 spoiler (not as wide) it will make contact about a half inch in from the end. If you have a little antenna play, it can be pushed to the side enough to fully open the trunk.
I've owned three Camaros, '67 RS 327 convertible, '69 RS 350 coupe and a '73 Type LT 350 coupe with split bumper.

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Re: 69 rear antenna with spoiler question
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 12:53:34 PM »
I have a rear retractable antenna and in the down position it does not hit the spoiler  Joe

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Re: 69 rear antenna with spoiler question
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 08:46:56 PM »
Is your antenna an original stock part, Joe?

If we’re talking stock rear fender placement on a ’69 Camaro - mine measures 14 inches from center of antenna hole to back edge of fender - and a stock rear antenna - at just under 20 inches tall when fully retracted, (available for AM radio only) it will be too tall, even in the down position, to miss either spoiler available that year. A front antenna was required with a spoiler equipped car for ’68 & ’69.
I've owned three Camaros, '67 RS 327 convertible, '69 RS 350 coupe and a '73 Type LT 350 coupe with split bumper.

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Re: 69 rear antenna with spoiler question
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 03:25:35 AM »
thanks for your help. guess I will go with a front mount.