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I replaced the original pictures with better ones. I sanded the body filler and painted it. I thought I had some black paint. I painted it gray for now. I'll scuff it and paint it black after I get some black paint.

I tried the radio. The reception is the same. I was pulling in the Nashville talk radio station, in my garage with the door down, which is kinda flaky in my Stratus here at the house.

Anyway, it is a cheap and easy modification. I figured I couldn't lose much. I've heard those aftermarket short antennas are hit and miss on radio reception and I wasn't about to pay $25 for one. I just snagged the antenna off of my parts truck so I wouldn't have to cut my original one.
1. Cut the ball off the end of your antenna. Leave at least 1/2" of the antenna rod and bevel the end for welding.
2. Cut the base down to your desired length and bevel the cut end for welding.
3. Hold the beveled pieces together. You won't be able to clamp them because the antenna is thicker at the base than it is at the tip.
4. Tack weld (just one so you can still bend the antenna tip) the ends together.
5. Roll the antenna in your fingers to see if the antenna is straight.
6. Bend if needed.
7. Once it is straight, tack weld it all the way around.
8. Grind the welds.
9. Fill any holes
10. Prime and paint.
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I FINALLY snapped some pictures of my homemade shorty antenna. The truck is clean except for the dust that has collected in the garage. Please excuse the dust.



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Looks good, I like it
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Great job! looks good
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Great idea and thats really cool! Looks good man, want to make me one hahaha
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Send me an antenna along with a few bucks and I'll make you one. Just don't expect a quick turnaround.
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Have you noticed any change in reception?
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I haven't noticed any change yet.
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yeh i made the mistake of buying the stainless steel polished one for my 02 and it sucks has low reception and isnt worth a crap wished id done something like this with my stock one but it was alum. great mod saved alot of money and sounds like better then the aftermarket ones
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