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Date Registered: 02-2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Shark fin antenna for T31 S5 Exy


Hi all,

I have searched the forum for the answer, but come up empty.

What I am tying to achieve is a very low profile shark fin antenna where the stock antenna is at the center of the front on the roof.

The issue I have come across after a couple of attempts is that the roof slopes on such an angle towards the front of the car that the shark fin does not fit flat. There is an approx gap of 5mm.
The shark fin just seesaws back and forth and will not adhere correctly.

If I force the fin down, the roof does give in, but returns to the original shape all the same.

has anyone else tried this?

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: Shark fin antenna for T31 S5 Exy


My suggestion would be to get a plastic block and use a dremel to shape it to fit the gap then glue them both together.

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Date Registered: 02-2016
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Re: Shark fin antenna for T31 S5 Exy


Not a bad suggestion Kev,I hadn't thought of that.

At the moment i have ordered a very flat unpainted fin that i believe should flex enough if i bake it in the oven first for a minute or so.

Will post some progress pics when i get the fin.

Cheers,
Tom


Last edited by Tomkazz, 11/Sep/2016, 7:51 pm


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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Be very careful putting it in the oven as some will have electronics in them to amplify the signal and the heat could destroy the circuitry. I know it gets hot on the roof in the direct summer sun but if this does not make it soft enough to shape then an oven temp needed to shape it would be far too hot.

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Date Registered: 02-2016
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Re: Shark fin antenna for T31 S5 Exy


Thanks Kev,

I am aware of the electronics inside these.

Almost all my previous cars had them.

I'll do a small photo story of how i go

Cheers,
Tom

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