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12/2/10 4:24am - Original Message: 'radio delete option'
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Second-month production Shark, this 1968E was built up by original owner into 1969 ZR1 (L88 body with LT1 engine) for Club Racing. Body styling is from Maglioli's 1968 L88 "Le Mans" racer

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My still-in-USA 68 Vette has become a "radio delete" model.  That is, it has neither radio nor radio antenna, though the holes are there for both.  I'll get a "radio delete" panel for the radio itself.
 
Although there's not much that's "correct" about my car -- 68 1st month production, with 69 interior and with 69 exterior upgrades, with 70 LT1-ish engine bay, plus front & rear flares; OK, so there's no rear bumper, either -- nevertheless: 
 
is there a "correct" way to treat the antenna opening?  Otherwise perhaps I'll locate a chrome plug (or, worst case, a rubber plug).
 
Cheers from Down Under.


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1968E (2nd month production) convertible first registered California 1967 and a retired SCCA race car.  It is still race prepped and built up as a '69 ZR1 (announced '69 but not built until '70); i.e., the L88 car with LT1 motor.


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12/2/10 9:00am - Reply: 'radio delete option'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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ALL of the cars had the hole for the antennae. Workers at the assy plant would glass over the hole on the radio delete cars before paint.
The best way is to glass it in from underneath first, then on the top side. No matter how you do it, it will eventually show thru over time. A chrome plug would work too, and still give you the option to install a radio later, if ya wanted to.


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12/2/10 7:57pm - Reply: 'radio delete option'
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Or just installl an antenna and cut off the wireShocked

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12/2/10 8:50pm - Reply: 'radio delete option'
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Second-month production Shark, this 1968E was built up by original owner into 1969 ZR1 (L88 body with LT1 engine) for Club Racing. Body styling is from Maglioli's 1968 L88 "Le Mans" racer

Joined: 10/27/2010
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Thanks for both replies.  As the car's been resprayed it's too late for the correct-glassing-up-the-hole option.  I'll likely go for the plug option, rather than the antenna option, so that the delete setup has a more intentional look.  Mine's well-and-truly a hot-rod, as the pics will show if I ever figure out how to post pics (hint, hint).  Cheers! Thumbs Up

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1968E (2nd month production) convertible first registered California 1967 and a retired SCCA race car.  It is still race prepped and built up as a '69 ZR1 (announced '69 but not built until '70); i.e., the L88 car with LT1 motor.


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12/2/10 11:44pm - Reply: 'radio delete option'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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