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Old 08-18-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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What's this on my 1961 Tradewind

There's a home made blanking plate covering a hole near the door, my question is: what was this hole originally used for?

Tucked away inside is what looks like some factory 12v wiring. Behind the hole, between the outer and inner body skins is a round backing piece which can only have been put there before the inner skin was installed.



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Old 08-25-2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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I would guess maybe an entry light...


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That appears to be the size for the whip antenna.


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My 66 Trade Wind has a radio antenna mounting hole that looks like your photograph. Zoom in on my front view curb side and you can see the antenna base. It's round with three fasteners.

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Thanks for the replies. My initial thoughts were that it was for an antenna but I think I've ruled that out because: a) there's an old antenna mount already fitted (obscured by the door in the photo) and b) there's a 12v power cable present.
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It is for a removable porch light. You see em for sale on Ebay sometimes.
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