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1/29/14 11:44am - Original Message: 'Car audio'
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I'm well past the age of having a stereo that will make your ears bleed and my favorite song does not go THUMP  THUMP THUMP THUMP.   I do like to crank up a good cruizin' tune when I go for a ride tho.  Not that this question has anything to do with car stereos.  Does anyone use a hidden antenna?  I have to replace my antenna and I would like to get rid of it altogether.  Now, I don't listen to much radio, 99% of the time I listen to Mp3's, but it would be nice to have that option.  

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1/29/14 12:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Car audio'
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1/29/14 2:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Car audio'
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Oops, sorry I need to be more specific.  I'm going to get rid of the hole where the antenna used to be.  I have seen antennas that they hide somewhere in/under/around the car.  You don't see them at all.  

Like this:

Anyone use one, how well does it work?


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1/29/14 4:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Car audio'
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Crutchfield carries what you want.  I've never used one but have heard good things about them.

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1/29/14 10:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Car audio'
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On a plastic car, the radio antenna needs a ground plane to function properly...which is why they have that big gaudy plate under them. Not sure if what you posted will work ok or not.
The '53-'55 Corvettes DID have a hidden antenna.....it was simply a wire embedded into the 'glass of the rear deck lid. They dint work all that well, either....Ouch

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1/30/14 1:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Car audio'
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Adams' Apple said: On a plastic car, the radio antenna needs a ground plane to function properly...which is why they have that big gaudy plate under them. Not sure if what you posted will work ok or not.Ouch


I didn't even think of that.  I'm going to have someone install the radio and antenna unless I have to use the original style antenna.  Then it's all me...maybe

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