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Old 04-07-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default HOW TO: Cheap and easy antenna delete!

This mod is cheap, easy, and really makes the truck look better, IMHO. If you only listen to an iPod, or other music making device other than magical radio waves, this is for you!

Be warned, I am not responsible for lack of radio reception, damage to your truck, you spraying yourself in the eyes with spray paint, or identity theft.

Stuff you'll need!
+ A 10-24 x 3/4" button head bolt. I got a pair of stainless ones from Home Depot for $1.20 USD plus tax, and gas to get there.
+ A can of black spray paint. I'm sure you could use other colours, but that might look silly.
+ A 1/8" hex driver.
+ A pair of hands, and some time. I also recommend a thumb. You'll see why soon. If you have no thumbs, you either lost them in a bad accident, which I'm very sorry for, or you're a dog. If you're a dog, stop reading this. You're a dog.
+ A fast food cup, lid, and straw. Does NOT need to be Subway. I just find them delicious. A Taco Bell cup might not work. They always seem to have awkwardly small straws.
+ Some water, to ballast the cup with. I learned with delete #1 that the cups like to fall over with a screw in the top of them.
+ A place to paint. I have chosen my dirty truck bed.

How to do it!
Step one: Arrange everything so you know what you're dealing with.


Step two: Unscrew your antenna. If you cannot do this by hand, try a wrench.


Step three: Place the screw, thread side down, into the straw that should be in the pre-weighted cup.

Also, apparently, your spray can needs to have fallen and shot the lid into oblivion.

Step four: Paint the head of the bolt. I did about three pretty heavy coats.

Find a Mini Charleston Chew in your bed as well, and contemplate eating it.

Step five: This is an optional step. If you are a dog, you'll need to skip this. Let the paint tack up a bit. Now, gently place your thumb on the head of the bolt, to give it a bit of texture similar to that of the platic mounting base.

Decide against eating that Charleston Chew as you are still full from the Subway you just had. NOTE: This is the identity theft thing I was talking about. Be warned, everyone can now have your thumbprint.

Step six: Let it dry all the way. Usually a few hours is good. Screw the bolt into the open area where the antenna used to be. Snug it down pretty good.

Admire your work. Don't high-five yourself if you did step five. You have paint on your thumb.

Overall, I'm very happy with this mod. I still have radio reception, if for some reason, I'd ever need it.
I have another delete (the one I used for this how-to) if anyone wants it. You pay postage. And don't steal my thumbprint.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:47 PM
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lol most bad ass write up on here.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:50 PM
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"Now you see it...Now you don't!"
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Cheap and easy antenna delete!

Kyle, thank you.
Andrew, true! This is a very simple mod that looks a lot cleaner than just leaving a hole in the antenna mounting base.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Cheap and easy antenna delete!

This was so awesome to read and was so entertained! My friend is a dog and I told him to stop reading it because it's no use to him lol. By the way, you still have the delete? I might just buy it but I would love to do this little mod myself and high five my own self because I want to feel special when I get this done too
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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I loled when I read it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:30 PM
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This was so awesome to read and was so entertained! My friend is a dog and I told him to stop reading it because it's no use to him lol. By the way, you still have the delete? I might just buy it but I would love to do this little mod myself and high five my own self because I want to feel special when I get this done too
HaHa... My Cat Patches read it NO PROBLEM!!!
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95 Mustang Saleen Seats,Alternating Blinker MOD
Pioneer CD/iPod/GPS,6.5 Polk Audio/6.5 Sub-Woofers,
Stainless Bed Extender,Throttle and Dome Light MOD,
12" Tool Box,Billet Grille,NightShade Tint,Projector Headlamps
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:31 PM
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haha... My cat patches read it no problem!!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Cheap and easy antenna delete!

Jordan, I do indeed have it, and have no problem sending it to you as you will not replicate my thumbprint. How many of your friends are dogs?
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:52 PM
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Jordan, I do indeed have it, and have no problem sending it to you as you will not replicate my thumbprint. How many of your friends are dogs?
LOL, Apparently all of them HAHA! Sike. How much would it be for it to be shipped to 20674?
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LED Crazy!
Complete Pioneer Audio setup
5000k HID Projector retrofit and 3000k Fogs
Super Turbo Dynomax Exhaust
Mustang Dome Light Mod - Fog Light Mod
Achilles Desert Hawk 255/45/20 with 20'' rims

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:55 PM
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Dude! u r funny!
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:22 PM
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LOL, Apparently all of them HAHA! Sike. How much would it be for it to be shipped to 20674?
That is quite unfortunate. For the gentleman with dog friends, I shall just toss it into an envelope and put a stamp on it that I shall borrow from work. This will cost you $0.00. Or, I can put in in a padded envelope and do it the "proper" way (AKA spend time with the other losers at the post office) for, say, $5 as I'd have to get the supplies.
However, to do this mod the cost is far less than $5. Unless your local hardware store is about 30 miles away from your house. In that case you should move.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:26 PM
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That is quite unfortunate. For the gentleman with dog friends, I shall just toss it into an envelope and put a stamp on it that I shall borrow from work. This will cost you $0.00. Or, I can put in in a padded envelope and do it the "proper" way (AKA spend time with the other losers at the post office) for, say, $5 as I'd have to get the supplies.
However, to do this mod the cost is far less than $5. Unless your local hardware store is about 30 miles away from your house. In that case you should move.
lol. Borrow from your co workers and get an envelope with a stamp . And I was going to do this to my parents vehicle and probably go and get one and paint it BLUE for me
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Mustang Dome Light Mod - Fog Light Mod
Achilles Desert Hawk 255/45/20 with 20'' rims

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:58 PM
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Well then do it! This mod, on a scale of 1-10, might be around a 1. 0 for your dog friends. Because they cannot do it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:06 PM
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1!!!!! That is too hard my friend. I don't know if I can do it. Especially getting a cup, I mean, where should I go?!?!?! Sooooo many places
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5000k HID Projector retrofit and 3000k Fogs
Super Turbo Dynomax Exhaust
Mustang Dome Light Mod - Fog Light Mod
Achilles Desert Hawk 255/45/20 with 20'' rims

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