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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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1966 Imp Conv rear antenna location?

During the restoration process, we are going to close up the front antenna hole and install a read antenna into the Impala. This is a convertible SS 4 spd car. Can any of you guys tell me how to determine the correct factory placement for the rear antenna on my car? thanks. WB.
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I recall posting a picture with measurements a year or two ago.

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I don't see any pictures or measurements - are they in here somewhere? thx. Wally
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Hey Walter, I can appreciate that you spent your hard-earned dollars on the Lifetime Membership,...so...

I clicked on "Search"> Advanced Search> put in 'antenna' and username 'BA.', and it gave me only 4 threads. The 3rd one was it. In it there is a link for http://www.impalas.net/forums/showth...hlight=antenna.
I sent my pics to the guy via email, but I had the very unofficial measurement as:
"basically it's 25" from the rear body-panel line where the quarter-panel would have the corner piece bolted on and it's 3" from the trunk edge. "

Michael9040 later posted his true measurement: "It is 8.25" out from the rear filler panel seam and 3.5" forward from the center of the trunk lid radius."

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Hey Walter, I can appreciate that you spent your hard-earned dollars on the Lifetime Membership,...so...

I clicked on "Search"> Advanced Search> put in 'antenna' and username 'BA.', and it gave me only 4 threads. The 3rd one was it. In it there is a link for http://www.impalas.net/forums/showth...hlight=antenna.
I sent my pics to the guy via email, but I had the very unofficial measurement as:
"basically it's 25" from the rear body-panel line where the quarter-panel would have the corner piece bolted on and it's 3" from the trunk edge. "

Michael9040 later posted his true measurement: "It is 8.25" out from the rear filler panel seam and 3.5" forward from the center of the trunk lid radius."

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Walter,
Something like this, you don't want to take a chance with. You get one opportunity to drill the hole in the correct place. 2 choices, get a copy of the 1966 assembly manual and look up RPO U73 Rear manual antenna. Also look at RPO U75 Rear power antenna, the holes should be in the same place but you can verify that. Second, get a copy of the installation instructions for the rear antenna and they should also have the measurements.
If you can't find the assembly manual pages let me know and I'll post them later.

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