JLPurcell

Antenna Rebuild / Restore

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    A quick check of Steve's online store website shows the new antenna hardware parts will be offered as two separate order items:

    Black top for finisher nut @ $25.00

    Antenna ball 3-piece kit @ $40.00

    Add the already-available fender-top rubber seal @ $20.00 and your Harada antenna will look (to the outside world, anyway) as good as new.

    Suggestion for Steve:  Offer all of five these parts together as a kit for, say, $75.00.

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    11 hours ago, Namerow said:

    Suggestion for Steve:  Offer all of five these parts together as a kit for, say, $75.00.

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    On 2/4/2018 at 7:40 AM, Namerow said:

    A quick check of Steve's online store website shows the new antenna hardware parts will be offered as two separate order items:

    Black top for finisher nut @ $25.00

    Antenna ball 3-piece kit @ $40.00

    Add the already-available fender-top rubber seal @ $20.00 and your Harada antenna will look (to the outside world, anyway) as good as new.

    Suggestion for Steve:  Offer all of five these parts together as a kit for, say, $75.00.

    this week ending on 2-9-18 will be offering a bundle kit for $75.00 plus $8 shipping. 

    Black top for finisher nut 

    Antenna ball 3-piece kit 

     fender-top rubber seal 

    Send me an email at orders@240zrubberparts.com with your email address  and I will send you a paypal invoice  once your kit is ready. 

     

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    2 hours ago, nix240z said:

    this week ending on 2-9-18 will be offering a bundle kit for $75.00 plus $8 shipping. 

    Black top for finisher nut 

    Antenna ball 3-piece kit 

     fender-top rubber seal 

    Send me an email at orders@240zrubberparts.com with your email address  and I will send you a paypal invoice  once your kit is ready. 

     

    Steve, go ahead and invoice me for two sets. Thanks JLP

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    Almost finished. Still looking for proper material for drain tube. I hope member is happy with the results. It was great to have the products from rubberparts.com available for this project. 

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    39 minutes ago, JLPurcell said:

    I hope member is happy with the results.

    Beautiful work Jerry!

    I'm sure the owner will be very happy with your efforts and you should be proud of your workmanship.

    Steve's contribution with the needed rubber parts is invaluable.

    Now--- if we could just find a supplier to reproduce the antenna masts!

     

    First, I called Harada of America and spoke with a company representative about "re-producing" the masts. He knew of the antennas (an image of one is on their website) and allowed as how the company is still quite proud of them historically, as they were among the first retractable units.

    http://www.harada.com/en/innovation/history/1960.html#inner_contents

    He explained that a "reproduction" did not fit Harada's business model. A polite, but very firm "No."

    Then I sent a PM to Kats requesting he contact Harada in Japan---which he did and he posted the result. Another dead end.

    Contact with the right small Asian manufacturer of these telescoping tube mast assemblies could result in a reproduction  that is exact and affordable.

     

     

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    I have the antenna drain tube and 240z grommet for the lower fender well... 

    Somethings I don't advertise for sale.

     

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    9 minutes ago, nix240z said:

    I have the antenna drain tube and 240z grommet for the lower fender well... 

    Excellent!!

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    7 hours ago, nix240z said:

    I have the antenna drain tube and 240z grommet for the lower fender well... 

    Somethings I don't advertise for sale.

     

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    6 hours ago, 72v8z said:

    What would a NOS antenna mast be worth?

    Currently with "no current supply", to find a NOS bullet point mast you will pay what the market will bear. Same can be said for a good straight used bullet point mast. If they were to be available again through a vendor the price would adjust. An example of that is the tail lights. At one point NOS tail lights were well above $1,000 and a good clean refreshed set above $600. The tail lights are not reproduced and the market has settled at around $400 for a set. The up side of these items demanding a high price is that it becomes affordable for vendor to reproduce them. I paid $150 + for a NOS mast 6 years ago. I have not seen one sell since then but know that I paid $1,000 for NOS tail lights at the same time. You would also have to consider the cost and complexity of set up to re manufacture.  If I remember correctly someone located the original tail light molds etc...I may not be correct on this but I am sure someone on here will jump in with correct information. We are back to demand and cost of manufacture on the mast. I believe that an accurate reproduction to original specifications would easily bring $75.00 to $100 maybe more. 

     

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    I just completed the refresh of one of our members antenna. It was great to have the rubber parts available for this project. Thanks 240Z Rubber Parts.com for these great reproduction parts. The latest being the drain tube and grommet. 

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    On 2/5/2018 at 3:25 PM, nix240z said:

    this week ending on 2-9-18 will be offering a bundle kit for $75.00 plus $8 shipping. 

    Black top for finisher nut 

    Antenna ball 3-piece kit 

     fender-top rubber seal 

    Send me an email at orders@240zrubberparts.com with your email address  and I will send you a paypal invoice  once your kit is ready. 

     

    Do you still make these bundle kits and are they still available? I would love to buy one

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    Glad I found this thread, 1 of the only items not working on my 71 240z is the Antenna or Antenna switch (I suspect it's the antenna). So this thread I'm sure is going to be incredible useful.

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    On 2/1/2018 at 10:45 AM, kats said:

     

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    Kats, how does 1 remove that 1/4 plastic panel without cracking it? These old plastics are so fragile now and require quite a contortionist method of removal that it's almost impossible not to crack them!

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    Hi Gavin , thanks for asking me, that is a good question. I have done so many times removing the plastic panel. I always disassemble the hatch dumper at the quarter panel first . Pleas make sure you need a support to stay open the hatch , usually I put the end of the dumper on the tail light upper balance left corner with a thick towel , be careful not to bump or hit the dumper unintentionally otherwise you will get the hatch falling down on your head ! ) .
     

    The key is you disassemble the J shape bracket from the quarter panel as you will have a least obstruct for removing the plastic panel. Then No technical specialities, just slide the panel toward you really carefully.
     

    And don’t do the work when you in a cold winter , do it in summer , now you are in a perfect season to do that ! 

    I have heard unusual heat and fire in Australia, hope it will be calmed down soon , take care .

    Kats

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    Gav240z search a post I did if you need to replace the cable that raises the mast.  I figured out how to use trimmer string to make a replacement

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