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I was working on the nova a little bit today after a hectic week. I decided to take a closer look at the 1" hole in the quarterpanel of my '69, and found that there were more holes around it. It looks like something might have actually been bolted up there at one point. Check it out, and let me know what you guys think it could've been.

http://web.njit.edu/~gag0046/childslapping/stage1/DCP_0861.JPG
^ for reference where the hole is

http://web.njit.edu/~gag0046/childslapping/wtf_holes1.jpg
^ i removed paint around the hole to prepare for fiberglass

http://web.njit.edu/~gag0046/childslapping/wtf_holes2.jpg
^ another point of reference
 

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I got the car in California when I lived in the San Fernando Valley. It had the original black license plates when I got it.

Right now I live in Georgia.

Maybe someone moved the radio antenna from the front fender to there in a retarded attempt to make it look newer, since cars of the 80's had the antennas in the back and to one side. There were mystery wires that went from the front floorpans all spilled out and ran to the trunk, but they were for speakers that didn't exist.

Ah, the joys of old cars and their yet-to-be-told-but-not-yet-discovered mysteries.
 

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SS 396 said:
CB Antenna,what State are you in.
Yep thats what it is. CB's were real popular back in the late 70's, GM actually had an option of a factory installed CB integrated into the am/fm radio. And the big whip antennas were like a status symbol. Gonna be fun to fix.
 

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Big whip antennas? You mean like what the Duke boys had? Maybe I should find something that lines up with the holesand put one back where it belongs.

Great, a papercuts for eyes asian in an old chevy with the big hat, and now with the big whip antenna. :D:D:D
 

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Philip said:
Yep thats what it is. CB's were real popular back in the late 70's, GM actually had an option of a factory installed CB integrated into the am/fm radio. And the big whip antennas were like a status symbol. Gonna be fun to fix.
Philip

The whips would be after market right? With all the different "mounts" for the 102' whips, I can't figure out why anybody would want that kind of a mount on a car.:confused: Police cars and commercial pickups(state trucks) used them. They had bumper mounts, and small body mounts. To each their own I guess. :)

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How cool
. Yep that is exactly what what on the side of that hunk of precious metal. it probably had A large spring attached to the mount and then like was mentioned before A 102 inch steel whip. (are you sure that car isnt from Tennessee??) You may find A CW MCcall cassette somewhere in that car if you look closely
. I have A friend (from TN) that has one on the side of his Dodge Ram, he cut that some hole on the bedside of A new pickup. You got A copy on me Squirrel?... What's yer 20 ?..... we goin back on out now and be 10-7..... catch ya on the flip side ,10- roger.........This is the Road Ranger KHO3578 and were back quiet.........................


KHO3578 was my grandpas call sign back when you had to have A license to operate any Citizens band radio. I still have his FCC license from 1973.

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68sschevyII said:
How cool
. Yep that is exactly what what on the side of that hunk of precious metal. it probably had A large spring attached to the mount and then like was mentioned before A 102 inch steel whip. (are you sure that car isnt from Tennessee??) You may find A CW MCcall cassette somewhere in that car if you look closely
. I have A friend (from TN) that has one on the side of his Dodge Ram, he cut that some hole on the bedside of A new pickup. You got A copy on me Squirrel?... What's yer 20 ?..... we goin back on out now and be 10-7..... catch ya on the flip side ,10- roger.........This is the Road Ranger KHO3578 and were back quiet.........................


KHO3578 was my grandpas call sign back when you had to have A license to operate any Citizens band radio. I still have his FCC license from 1973.

Tommy



Thats the one Tommy.:) I still have about 10/12 CB's still here, 2 of which are still hooked up, and my old HAM radio. Haven't used any of them in years. The 2 that are hooked up, are right here next to the computer...they just sit there.:confused: Someday I may have a garage sale and unload them all. I would like to have all the money I put into radios over the years...Kenwoods, Siltronics, Tempo's, Lots of Cobras, RCI, etc.:(

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They used be be lots of fun but the language has gotten bad and most people just play and try to walk on you everytime you talk. Grandpa had A mobile unit in everything and A Cobra base station with Linears, Dad did too. My uncle graduated from CB and only uses HAM now. I havent had one in years. I always liked them except when you would hit something with the antenna like A parking garage or overpass.... That will wake you up if your dosing..
I had A 102 inch whip on top of that spring mount on A 69 VW Beetle once. Everything else had A Wilson 1000. I never had one in A Nova, that would be kinda ******* ........


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I remember when the was the big thing. My dad had one in both his trucks and when we went on vacation he carried it in the car. That was back when people were friendly and would help if you needed it. My dad carried it as warning for speed traps.
 

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burningsquirrels said:
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http://web.njit.edu/~gag0046/childslapping/wtf_holes1.jpg
^ i removed paint around the hole to prepare for fiberglass
I'm not trying to get into your business or your repair methods but I would mark to the outside of the area in a square block fashion, cut the metal out and weld in a patch panel. With it up high and by welding it in using butt welds you can make the repair invisible both on the outside and the inside. I would worry about a fiberglass repair in that area and how well it would hold up.

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I remember the CB day's,Had one in a 1970 Chevy Sport Van,Always on"Beaver Alert".
You guys remember the Old Vans when you Drove in Front of the Front Wheels?
Jim is correct,Glassing that Hole is not going to be a good Repair,I do however understand you have to do what you have to do.Glass Expands at a Different rate than Metal,so when that Panel heats up you Might see the Ring.Might not to,so fix it the way you can.
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DANNO said:
I still have mine! :D Make me feel old, why don't 'cha! :rolleyes:

heh heh heh.
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Don't feel bad Dan, I work at the parts store with people who were born the same year I got my Drivers license.

Tommy
 
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