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Old 08-23-2003, 07:58 PM   #1
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Antenna Gear Set Cover

I have the original vane type antenna on my '71 AS. I need the aluminum cover that covers the worm gear set that raises the antenna. I saw one on another AS from the ground and it's round and narrow on the top I think.

Anyone replace the original antenna and what to sell the assembly let me know.

Dave Spann, Lake Charles, La.
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Old 08-24-2003, 05:39 AM   #2
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Dave , mine is plastic and u may be able to still buy parts, I would call Airstream and ask them what they recommend.
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Old 08-24-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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I recently replaced my missing vane type antenna with a batwing. I purchased the entire package, but ended up only using the batwing, and one of the coax cables and the electric antenna amplifier.
The crank-up mechanism was identical. The batwing mounted on the original risers like it was made for it.
I am thinking you might be able to get the parts you need from the manufacturer of the batwing. The name slipped my mind right now. Do a search, I am sure you will find it quickly. I am going to replace the rest of the antenna once I need other repairs on the roof, like replacing the aging AC shroud etc.
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