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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mustang, ok
Just completed the dreaded hole I had to drill for the automatic antenna. I esentially did the same thing Pat and Kurt did on Kurt's car, however, I waited until after the car was painted to decide to do the antenna modification. I hated drilling through that beautiful new paint, but I carefully drilled a 1/8 pilot hole and then used an Irwin Unibit #4 Step Drill Bit 3/16" to 7/8". It actually worked beautifully. I actually alternated drilling from the inside of the trunk and then drilling from the outside on the first few steps to see which one, if any, would cause less chipping. The paint actually chipped very little from either side, but drilling from the outside actually chipped less and made for a finer cut around the edges of the hole. I took pics as I went, but haven't downloaded them yet. I'll post them soon.
I then moved on to the front stone deflector and lower front valance, however, the fenders need a little more tweaking, as does the hood. I'm taking the car back to the body guys at Classic Recreations to tweak the fenders, doors, and hood. They will also finish paint touch up a very limited number of small spots that need it while it is there. I'm told they will need it for about a week, to a week and a half. I'll keep you posted.
Hey Pat (Keepat), not sure if you are seeing this, but I have gone back and read and re-read you and Kurt's thread and it has been a world of help to me. Thank you again for such a great write up and a great thread on Kurt's 68 build. It has been appreciated more than you know!!!!!!!
2008 HG Bullitt #5211
1968 HG Fastback (GT/J Code)