Q: ’68 Antenna Style
I have a question regarding the radio antenna of my 68 bird. The current antenna is the telescoping (manual) oval type with my radio AM/FM. I am looking to replace or have mine rechromed. I read in the year one catalog that the telescoping manual ant. only came with the AM only radio, and the AM/FM radio came with the whip antenna.
A: …I don’t believe that the factory used any ‘whip’ antenna on the ’68 Firebird (or other 60’s models for that matter). They were all telescoping until the 70’s. The biggest variations is in the Ball of Tip design. Some with one groove, some with two. Some with none. Some with round tips, some with oval. I would think you’re better off finding an NOS one since rechroming would be difficult and costly.
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