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Old 04-22-2014, 05:16 PM   #11
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several of my older Trans Ams and other older Pontiacs had the windshield antennas and they did alright.
don't know what it was, but the ones in my 78 K5 Blazer, and my 82 K20 P\U didn't work well at all. I wound up converting them to aftermarket sticks, and they worked fine. Then again, by the time I bought both trucks, they were starting to peel off the windshield. Probably had a lot to do with it. The only one I ever saw work right was the one in my uncle's 78 C10 Heavy Half he picked up while stationed at Mountain Home Idaho. If I remember right, he added a signal booster to it while he was stationed out there.

Either way, they still worked better than the factory radio and antenna set ups from Chrysler (had them in 2 Dakotas and an Aires) in the late 80s. With an aftermarket radio, I could pick up some of the Toronto and Niagara Falls stations clearly while almost to the NY\PA Border. With the factory set up, I would lose them by the time I was passing Dunkirk NY on the Thruway.
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don't know what it was, but the ones in my 78 K5 Blazer, and my 82 K20 P\U didn't work well at all. I wound up converting them to aftermarket sticks, and they worked fine. Then again, by the time I bought both trucks, they were starting to peel off the windshield. Probably had a lot to do with it. The only one I ever saw work right was the one in my uncle's 78 C10 Heavy Half he picked up while stationed at Mountain Home Idaho. If I remember right, he added a signal booster to it while he was stationed out there.

Either way, they still worked better than the factory radio and antenna set ups from Chrysler (had them in 2 Dakotas and an Aires) in the late 80s. With an aftermarket radio, I could pick up some of the Toronto and Niagara Falls stations clearly while almost to the NY\PA Border. With the factory set up, I would lose them by the time I was passing Dunkirk NY on the Thruway.
They were NOT stuck on the windshield, they were IN it !................
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They were NOT stuck on the windshield, they were IN it !................
Thanks Tom. Now I know that both trucks were oin at least their second windshields. That explains a lot.
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I had a CravenSpeed stubby on my Tundra I currently have one on the wife's Sienna. The reception was horrible. Of course I use a flash drive for my music so it really doesn't matter.
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Hey... Wheres the International ones??


Oh.. I see they only fit new vehicles....
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