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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 11-17-2013, 01:04 PM
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antenna swap

the previous owner scrapped the antenna assembly all together leaving the hole. I want to swap the antenna for the "whip" style of antenna found on E36, Z4 and other's i'm sure.

How well do the original antenna grommets compare to newer grommets? i had ask the body shop to shave the hole but they seemed to have forgot and are past that stage.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: antenna swap

Other than the cabrio, the radio antenna on E36 is hidden. No whip. I don't think the Z has a whip, either.

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:22 AM
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ok,

see attached picture of what i am referring to as a whip style antenna.

also, the 2004 Z4 cabrio has a whip.

I took this picture of my e36 cabrio lastnight.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:46 AM
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That's what I said...on the E36s only the cabrios have whip antennas.

Why not just get a generic whip antenna from a parts store and install it? That's what we did on my buddy's '87 E30. Looks nice, works great.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:02 AM
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Ok, that's a good tip. Keep in mind that I do not have the original grommet or anything. Did u have to use a sealent?
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:31 PM
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Re: antenna swap

No. The antenna comes with everything....gaskets, inner reinforcing piece, hookup parts and of course the antenna itself. It was about $20.

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:38 PM
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what store did he get it from? I like ordering things online.
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