60-Second Mods #1

Stubby Antenna

By Bill "BillaVista" Ansell
Photography: Bill Ansell
Copyright 2018 - Bill Ansell
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This is the first in a serie of very quick, very simple artilcles I'm going to do which I call "60-Second Mods". It's appropriate that it be the first, since it seems to be the very first mod that many 124 owner's undertake.

And the reason for that is quite simple - it's ridiculously quick and easy to do, and makes a marked improvement to the appearance of the car.

So welcome to the 6o-Second removal of the stock radio antenna and its replacement with the Cravenspeed "Stubby" Antenna. The pics will do most of the talking!

I ordered mine from Amazon, it cost $25 US.
Comes in a box.
Held in hand for scale.

Out of the box. It's just 3.8 inches long. Made in USA, iInstalls in seconds without any tools.

The manufacturer states: "The Stubby is All Metal. Machined out of billet aluminum & then powder coated with a durable black textured finish that will not fade break or chip. Stainless hardware eliminates corrosion. Break, Chip, & Fade Resistant. The Stubby is designed to match the factory base perfectly.

The next few pics are the stock antenna we are replacing.
To remove it you simply grasp it near the base and unscrew it counter-clockwise.
And then this is what you are left with on the car.
Comparison between stock and Stubby off the car.
To install the stubby you just screw it on clockwise.
It's a lot smaller and tidier.
And it looks great on the car.
Quick and easy.
I'm very pleased with it.
And it looks like it belongs.


Side by side comparison:





Quick, easy, reasonably priced, looks great - what's not to love?!


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