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Old 09-23-2007, 10:30 PM
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Easy out is rarely "easy" out. Use the largest extractor you can... if you break one of these off inside then you have real problems... hardened steel does not drill out. ...be careful with the extractor.
I did that on a shock bolt in my old jeep ... it isn't so much fun. I ended up welding on a new custom mount.

And to whoever asked, no, it is very rare to do this. Unscrew yours carefully, make sure you use the correct threaded stud that comes with the shorty antenna and then just carefully screw it in.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:34 PM
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Installed mine with no problems. Just use care when using the extractor
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:40 PM
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I wish I could remember who I got mine on eBay for you. It didn't need an adapter.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:36 AM
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Is this common? I ask because I just ordered the black Billet 14" antenna and I just assumed it would be a 30 second, simple install.
Its definately not common..... Mine actually took less than 30 seconds. And I thought a shorty antenna was pretty much the one single mod that NO ONE could screw up. I guess I was wrong. [&:]
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:41 AM
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I recently received my 8" shorty antenna.

I started by taking off the stock antenna. Then I started screwing in a (stud?).
As I was screwing in the stud, it broke off. So, the bottom half is stuck inside.

I was wondering what I should do at this point.
Help please!!
Honestly, not to be an *** but that is just hilarious!

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:43 AM
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This is one of those things that if you happen to find a way to screw up you dont post it, lol. good luck
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:50 AM
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Still, not as funny as the member that put Locktite on his oil drain plug... [sm=laughat.gif]
(notto mention my OWN blunders!)

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:55 AM
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Hey guys, don't be buying all kinds of tools to extract the remain of the antenna mast.
A new ant base retails for around $30.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:58 PM
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I wish I could remember who I got mine on eBay for you. It didn't need an adapter.
I wish you could remember too. That 14" billet antenna came in over the weekend and it didn't have the correct thread adapter for my car. Such a simple thing made complicated ... now I think I'll have to go find an adapter that fits.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:20 PM
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The new stud should thread in as easy as the stock antenna came out. If it doesnt then the stud is wrong
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