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Old 05-02-2007, 08:31 AM   #41
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Any suggestions on how to repair the antenna wire where it goes through the roof. I think mine has become intermitant at that point due to the strain of going and and down. I really don't want to tear off my internal panels to run new wire, but I'd be happy if there were some way to push some extra slack up through the antenna hole and slice in a new piece of 300ohm antenna wire up top. (I have the orginal non-rotating 1979 airstream antenna).
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:42 AM   #42
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What kind of "cool roof"?

Originally Posted by Gunnyusmc
I just put the new model Batwing on and the new wings don't turn down as much as the old ones and they put four rubber pads under the head.
The two modifications seam to have elimanated the roof rub problem. I also painted the roof with cool roof which shows no rub signs yet.

Can you specifically tell me what product you used on your roof?
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:44 AM   #43
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Go Batwing

Do not waist your money on the Wineguard pancake antenna!
I thought was good idea, as not lowering or raising would be nice.
It works about as good as if I knocked off the batwing!

The old style fold ups are interesting too...add a amp and you would be set.

I patched hole by cutting a piece out to match attachment area of old antenna, made three non-touching doughnut circles with sealer, and pop-riveted it in place.
Used bytle<sp sealer from Depot, is gray and flows nice.
Is made for exterior panels that flex.
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:05 PM   #44
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I need the pdf file on the antenna crank assembly we have a 1978. we are working on. thank you in advance please send to ctidwe@yahoo.com
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