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Old 03-08-2019, 11:44 AM
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1967 Antenna question

Working on replacing the antenna on my 1967 Flareside longbed. The antenna that was in it I believe is original but has a round base and installs with a piece that goes thru the hole and turns like a winged drywall hangar and tightens by the big nut around the antenna mast on the outside of the truck. The replacement antennas for the '67 - '72 have a rectangular base and install with 4 screws. There are no screw holes in my cowl and the hole in it is oblong. The original antenna looks exactly like the '66 and prior. Is there screw holes in most '67 cowls? Is it possible that my truck is an early one and Ford used the earlier antenna on it? Thanks again for all the support so far. Chief
 
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Originally Posted by Chiefdan View Post
Working on replacing the antenna on my 1967 Flareside longbed.

The antenna that was in it I believe is original but has a round base and installs with a piece that goes thru the hole and turns like a winged drywall hangar and tightens by the big nut around the antenna mast on the outside of the truck.

The genuine Ford antenna for '67 - '72 has a rectangular base and installs with 4 screws.
The round antenna is not original, it's the type sold by auto parts stores and radio shops.

Since this is the antenna your truck has and there's no evidence it had anything else, there was no radio originally.

The radio was an option or a dealer installed accessory, so it was installed either by a radio shop or a dealer who then used this "gypo" antenna.

The correct 1967/72 F100/750 antenna is the "airfoil" type, the mast is triangular shaped. The base is rectangular and attaches with 4 screws, a chrome cap snaps onto the base to hide the screws.

Here's the pic (lower left) of the 1973/79 antenna, it's similar to the 1967/72 antenna except the mast is round.


 
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Replace with a round one if you can. A friend had a round one in his truck. Replaced it with a Ford antenna and the antenna stuck way out at an angle. He had to make up another wedge to go between the cowl and the antenna base so the antenna fit correctly. It was either that or fill the hole and drill a new one. That may not be a problem for you depending upon where the installer drilled the hole.
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Thanks guys, replaced with the round type. Looks great but now it the radio would work.
 
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Replace with a round one if you can. A friend had a round one in his truck. Replaced it with a Ford antenna and the antenna stuck way out at an angle. He had to make up another wedge to go between the cowl and the antenna base so the antenna fit correctly. It was either that or fill the hole and drill a new one. That may not be a problem for you depending upon where the installer drilled the hole.
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If it was original kit it would have had a template to set in the correct spot and I believe the rubber/plastic base is specific to the body type application for cowl angle.
 

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