CP22E Diamond

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Anyone know the screw sizes for the antenna ? Just got on in the mail and its missing the entire hardware kit. Really want to try to find them locally vs shipping back and forth.
 

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Anyone know the screw sizes for the antenna ? Just got on in the mail and its missing the entire hardware kit. Really want to try to find them locally vs shipping back and forth.
As a last resort if you have an Ace Hardware near you,take the ant with you there and try different screws as they have screws and bolts in open bins. I have done this with multiple items with good success!!
Tim :cool:
 

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As a last resort if you have an Ace Hardware near you,take the ant with you there and try different screws as they have screws and bolts in open bins. I have done this with multiple items with good success!!
Tim :cool:
That is most likely the plan tomorrow, however no ace within an hour ride. If someone knew the size I planned to see if amazon would have them.
 

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Home Depot, Lowes, ect. auto parts store. GigaParts, DX Engineering, The Antenna Farm.
 

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The Lowe's store in our area have open bins of screws and bolts...I've drug several antenna parts in to find bolts or screws to fit them...
 

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Remember, Diamond antennas are made in Japan so the hardware is likely to be metric. I'd look for 6mm hardware, though I don't know the thread pitch.
 

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So in case anyone else runs into this they are M4 screws. 1/2" is a tick too long but a few minutes with the grinder and they fit. I think 3/8 would have been perfect but couldn't find any locally (albiet 2 hours in the jeep for 60 cents of screws sucked..lol). I ordered some stainless M4-3/8" online last night. The top rod requires a metal screw and the #6-3/8" worked. Again ordered the same in stainless. I plan to cover the steel ones with heat shrink for now.
 

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Ohh dear,
You bought one of THEM antennas....
Like yourself I bought one in the late 90's and had no end of problems with it.
What you need before you put this antenna together is a small tube of Loctite and apply it to each and every fastener that you fit to this antenna.
Don't get me wrong, they aren't a bad antenna per se, they just fall to pieces when the fasteners work themselves loose in windy conditions.

Good Luck!
 
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