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Need Radio Antenna Ideas

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When I built my '70 Mach One years ago, I replaced both front fenders. The new fenders didn't have provisions for the factory antenna, and I really don't want to drill a hole in the new fender. I'm just using a basic media player/radio in the car, but without the antenna hooked up, local FM barely comes in if at all. We have some good FM stations here, so I'd like to add an antenna of some kind, but would like to keep it....well, subtle if possible.

What are you guys using if you don't have the factory antenna? TIA
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I used a hidden one in my ‘40 Sedan… it worked ok, but not great. Might be easier to use a Bluetooth capable radio and your phone .
The cheapie head unit has an input jack, and I use my phone for XM. Works good, but sometimes it's nice to twist the key and the tunes come on. The local stations are all 100K watts, just need reception around town.

Thanks guys, I'll do a little digging on the forum.
I tried it...didn't work. Lousy plastic hangers.:LOL:

Louder exhaust, drive it like you stole it, don’t turn the radio on. 👍🏽
I like the way you think. But about 15 minutes in, I get the itch for some tunes. Baby Boomer Disease.
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Similar situation here. I recently purchased this antenna:

I slid the flat antenna behind my passenger side A Pillar pad and ran the wire down into the dash and to the radio. It’s completely hidden from view. I get good reception on all of the strong FM channels. NOTE - I do live in the DFW metroplex so I do have good signal strength by locality. I can’t vouch for reception out in the rural areas.

Thanks....looks good. I may give that one a try. I live in El Paso, so lots of stations at high power. I seldom take the car out of the metro area very far, so as long as it will grab the local channels, that's all I need.
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