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> Your New Year's automotive resolution for 2020, Whaddya wanna do to your car in 2020
dante giacosa
post 26th March 2020 21:38
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At this point, it then becomes obvious that the genuine FIAT /Lancia part you have bought; differs in it's internal detail underneath.

The original part keys into the roof, utilising an interface plastic-rubber 'shape', which in turn fits into the underside of the mount.
The new part has no such interface, or shape underneath, and in fact features a hugely under-lengthed mounting bolt; which barely exceeds the mount itself; let alone will likely get the through the roof and accept the aerial-cable nut.

* Decide to chop up the original mount; the harvest the underside pattern from it, to use under the new mount
* hammer out the original mounting bolt, to use in the new mount also
* knock up a hybrid new-external /old-internal mount base and fit to the roof
* apply nut from underneath
* fit external cowl on top of mount; and choose a jaunty-angle to have you aerial!


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dante giacosa
post 26th March 2020 21:45
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what's the moral of the story, here?

In hindsight; it would have been much easier to utilise the plastic exterior of the old mount; and fit new internals, and perhaps the new cowl on top of it.

I'm afraid intelligence didn't make that option obvious to me at the time.


One more picture; the 'interface shape' which went between the roof and the legacy mount; and keyed to the roof cutout


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post 29th March 2020 00:09
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 26th March 2020 21:45) *
what's the moral of the story, here?

In hindsight; it would have been much easier to utilise the plastic exterior of the old mount; and fit new internals, and perhaps the new cowl on top of it.

I'm afraid intelligence didn't make that option obvious to me at the time.


One more picture; the 'interface shape' which went between the roof and the legacy mount; and keyed to the roof cutout


Liking the essential work here. Gonna be doing some work tomorrow as long as I don't get pulled by the old bill..


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post 29th March 2020 13:20
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I had aerial issues when I bought a new one, had to make one good one from new and old.
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dante giacosa
post 29th March 2020 18:47
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yeah-

aerial issues are a classic 'feature' with the cars at this age

I just don't remember there being quite this much hassle involved; from what I'd read of it

so, I thought it was worth the write-up...
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