I feel your pain!! With any luck, you'll be able to reattach it so it's just like it was. Since misery loves company, I'll share a recent mishap of my own.
This was just my own stupid fault, though. I deserve to be punished by the Bullitt gods on multiple counts:
Through gambling more than I should have regarding weather conditions, I wound up driving my Bullitt home from work on wet, mildly
salted roads last week. I have a "winter beater", I had just been charmed by the recent sunny, dry weather.
Being too lazy, and/or not wanting to freezy my widdle fingers, and/or not making the necessary time in my schedule to do it myself, but wanting the salt off, I took it to an... (dare I say it) automatic
car wash. (Soft cloth, reputable location, but still.)
I did not even think to unscrew the antenna, nor
did I ponder how my small antenna mounted american flag might affect the relationship between the spinning cloth strips washing the sides of the car and said antenna.
As a result, I watched in complete horror
as, near the end of the wash, the flag became entwined in the spinner, pulling my antenna over at a VERY unnatural angle.
I was expecting it to snap off, but finally the flag untangled itself and it all bounced back. Still, it required 45 seconds of careful, creative bending to properly reorient it, and the interface of the antenna base and my fender now has a small dimple/depression surrounding it. It's not noticeable if you don't know it is there, but it sticks out like a sore thumb to me.
Dark Highland Green #1934
Bone Stock except for a deep Zaino Shine!
1995 4.6L Thunderbird LX in Electric Red -- R.I.P.
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