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I would like to shorten the OEM radio antenna about 1" so it doesn't hit on the garage opening. Don't really listen to normal radio anymore since I got XM so reception isn't a biggie but would like to retain factory antenna. Has anyone done this or know how to?
 

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For $20 you can get a cool shortie billet antenna in your choice of colors....


I changed mine for the same reason, I hate dragging it along the roof of parking structures


If you dont want to spend a penny, just grab your wire cutters and clip away. I guess you could put a little rubber nub on the tip to finish it off...
 

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Have been the short, billet route ...just didn't care for it, althought I think it got better reception. I was wondering if there is a way to shorten it via the base vice the tip as I would like to keep the tip so it looks normal.
 

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ahh, I see what you're getting at.. good luck
 

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I took a hacksaw to my corvette antenna; it’s about 5 inches tall now. Pulled the little ball off and glued it back on, painted black and reinstalled with no problems. Did this 3 yrs ago and haven't experience a problem.
 

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Thanks for the tips. I guess I'll try and cut some off the tip ...didn't know the tip was removable or could be re-attached.
 

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joshz06 said:
I took a hacksaw to my corvette antenna; it’s about 5 inches tall now. Pulled the little ball off and glued it back on, painted black and reinstalled with no problems. Did this 3 yrs ago and haven't experience a problem.
DUDE!!!! a hacksaw should be no where near a Corvette....EVER!!
 

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Hey, you might try looking into this. I bought one recently and haven't had the chance to install it yet.


http://www.autoloc.com/detail.lasso?itemid=HAB


It's called Hidden Antenna and you can completely get rid of it. I'll install it this week and report back with my opinion on it. From what I've seen so far, it's pretty nice.


I've always hated the antennas. I don't mind the XM or OnStar, but the big one has to go.
 

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That hidden antenna doesn't work with AM they say. Not that I listen to am. Does anyone make a nice power antenna?
 

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Hog,


As mentioned above, the little ball on the end pops off, I used a die grinder and knocked about 2 inches off of mine. Smoothed the end down an tapped the ball back on. I looks factory.
 

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HD-Nate said:
Hog,


As mentioned above, the little ball on the end pops off, I used a die grinder and knocked about 2 inches off of mine. Smoothed the end down an tapped the ball back on. I looks factory.

Most excellent. I'll do this tonight ...tired of the antenna hitting the top of my garage door everytime I go in/out.
 
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