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    Rusty and broken antenna bolt

    The other day, I tried to lower my antenna in order to wash my car, well the antenna was stuck. I tried removing the 2 screws holding the antenna so that I can see where the friction was and in doing so, one of the screws broke. So now my antenna is held on with just the forward screw and I still can't get it to budge. Also, the screw has caused the area under the antenna to rust. How difficult is it to retrofit the rear quarter window on a BH5 with the antenna and just patch the roof where the current antenna resides? I have never done rust repair before and have no idea how to go about doing it.

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    Rust repair is pretty straight forward, you just need to use either metal or fiberglass. The two different materials each have their own repair methods. I prefer metal, but it will also require a welder.

    Basically you need to sand/grind the rust back until you find fresh metal, then fix everything that was damaged by the rust.

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    To retrofit window antenna you will need window assembly with a antenna and antenna amplifier.
    I think it can be done, but rear windows are glued in place, just like a windshield, so it is not as easy as replacing a door window.
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