Originally Posted by aboudre1
I am trying to replace the corroded weatherstripping around my 1970 Overlander's radio antenna. I haven't found any replacement parts online, and I'm wondering if any of you know where I might look? Also, I've tried unscrewing the bolts on the antenna to remove the corroded rubber piece, but it seems there are bolts holding me back on the inside of the skin. Is this the case? I just want to make sure before I remove some of the inner skin. Thanks for any and all help!
Depending on where the antenna is vs. the inside and where the cable goes, you might consider grinding off the bolt heads from the outside, pushing the remainder into the cavity and replacing the bolts with riv nuts which are threaded inserts that go into aluminum like giant pop rivets and give you a threaded hole to put the new bolts into from the outside.
The issue would be where the cable goes through the wall to the radio and how you would fish the new one through replacing the old one. What I am assuming is that you need to replace the entire antenna, not just the gasket.