Replacement for a missing radio antenna

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Hornet
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Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by Hornet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:09 pm

I recently purchased a Franklin Mint 1951 Fabulous Hudson Hornet which is missing the radio antenna and I was wondering if anyone out there has one for sale, or knows where I can find one?
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Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by Oldtimer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:47 pm

I've heard of people using acupuncture needles as scale antenna.

Hornet
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Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by Hornet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:01 pm

Thanks I'll look into that. I also need the base too.

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Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by StratosWRC » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:22 pm

You could pick up a similar part from autoartspares.com

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Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by Less-Resin » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:25 pm

Ok, I had a look at autoartspares.com , it's fantastic, spare parts for diecast models ! Sounds a little insane, but on the other hand , it's brilliant , we live in a throw away society , so at least now some damaged models can get a second chance !

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Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by Packard Fan » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:59 am

A thought from an old guy,take a acupuncture needle put a small 90 degree bend in it insert in the hole for the original or drill a tiny hole just above the windshield, put a small drop of thick super glue on it and when dry a small drop of silver paint should give the appearance of the antenna mount. Cut to the appropriate length and Walaa!☺️

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Re: Replacement for a missing radio antenna

Post by Lucky13 » Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:43 am

Guitar strings work perfect. You can get them in any thickness you like, they are cheap and easy to get. If you go to a music store, you can probably get a bunch of pieces for free.

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