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Old June 22nd, 2013, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: wiring of the electrical components

I was going to solder thanks I'm trying to find the correct tape.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 02:47 AM
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Default Mounting Antenna

Worked on getting the antenna installed. The new after market unit I got from LMC (same as others I would suspect) may all have this problem.

The existing hole from the factory (you can tell if it OEM factory because the hole has a slight notch) is designed for a slightly different antenna base. The one from the kit will need to have the rubber bushing/gasket glue in place to hold it while you tighten down. Also the lower mast brace is too short, I had to make a new one from a piece of flat bar aluminum.

Picture 1 shows the original and the new heavier long brace. I was able to use the supplied speed washers and wrap-around.

Picture 2 shows the hole you have to drill to mount the brace through.

Picture 3 shows the new brace mounted.

Picture 4 shows the assembly braced at bottom.

Pictures 5 shows the size of the kit supplied vs. home made brace.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 02:49 AM
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Finished antenna,
When I got through with that I put on the mirror and Spotlight.

Then I sat in truck and took a picture looking over the hood I've dreamed about for years.
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Looks good!
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Old June 26th, 2013, 02:38 AM
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Default Re: wiring of the electrical components

Jake: I am 100% sold on "Packard 56" as used on our trucks when new. Check them out at PCS Connections. Bought a lot of mine on eBay and NAPA Auto Parts
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Old June 26th, 2013, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: wiring of the electrical components

The best tape is sold at Grainger and is called "plating tape". It is very forgiving and reusable. Simply unwrap and rewrap as needed. Again - the same stuff used on our trucks when new.
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Default Re: wiring of the electrical components

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address for PCS connections? I may need some wiring stuff like Jake too
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The parts are commonly called Packard 56, GM 56, or Delphi connectors. They are the same as the connectors used on our trucks when new.
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FYI the company's website is

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I found them after a short google search, but I thought I would save the next guy a few minutes.

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