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#61 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

The screw-in antenna is 10", can't measure the base because it's covered now.


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#62 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

Wow, that is much longer than I thought. Why would they put such a cheap looking antenna on such a beautiful car. I may have to look into the shark fin.



#63 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

I did my Sharkfin install today and have to say it was very easy to do, if you we're thinking about it, I recommend it.
The appearance improvement is great.

To install, I made a square cutout that was easier for me than just the tape. I tapeed this cardboard cutout and could tweak
it in to place. Once stuck, it sticks like iron and will not move. only mistake I made was leaving about 2" of backing I missed
in peeling off, but I got it off with a piece of plastic and had no issues sticking it. Will not move and reception is fine. even
washed and waxed car after with no issues, that thing ain't going anywhere. With that square cutout image,
the Sharkfin fits perfectly inside and not possible to move or shift. With just the tape as in
the instructions, it seemed like it could move too easily while trying to stick it.

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#64 OFFLINE   fusionTX

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

I did my Sharkfin install today and have to say it was very easy to do, if you we're thinking about it, I recommend it.
The appearance improvement is great.
To install, I made a square cutout that was easier for me than just the tape. I tapeed this cardboard cutout and could tweak
it in to place. Once stuck, it sticks like iron and will not move. only mistake I made was leaving about 2" of backing I missed
in peeling off, but I got it off with a piece of plastic and had no issues sticking it. Will not move and reception is fine. even
washed and waxed car after with no issues, that thing ain't going anywhere. With that square cutout image,
the Sharkfin fits perfectly inside and not possible to move or shift. With just the tape as in
the instructions, it seemed like it could move too easily while trying to stick it.


Thanks for the update. Can you post a picture of the finished look? How is the color match for the gray?
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[*]Sterling Gray, Navigation, Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control
[*]Navigation, Driver Assist, Park Assist, Moonroof, Trunk Cargo Net

#65 OFFLINE   Fastronaut

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

I did my Sharkfin install today and have to say it was very easy to do, if you we're thinking about it, I recommend it.
The appearance improvement is great.

To install, I made a square cutout that was easier for me than just the tape. I tapeed this cardboard cutout and could tweak
it in to place. Once stuck, it sticks like iron and will not move. only mistake I made was leaving about 2" of backing I missed
in peeling off, but I got it off with a piece of plastic and had no issues sticking it. Will not move and reception is fine. even
washed and waxed car after with no issues, that thing ain't going anywhere. With that square cutout image,
the Sharkfin fits perfectly inside and not possible to move or shift. With just the tape as in
the instructions, it seemed like it could move too easily while trying to stick it.

Are you saying that you used the cardboard square to simply position the antenna or something else? 

 

Thanks for the photo.


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  • Driver Assist Package (90A), Voice Activated Navigation (60N)
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  • Driver Assist Package (90A), Voice Activated Navigation (60N)
  • Active Park Assist (18C), Moon Roof (13B)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (53B), WeatherTech FloorLiner All-Weather Mats
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Ordered: 11/06/12 | VIN assigned: 2/28/13 | Window Sticker: 3/28/13 | Actual Build Date: 04/06/13 | In-Transit: 4/17/13 | ETA: 5/07/13 | Arrived at CSX Facility: 4/29/13 | Arrived at Dealer: 5/02/13 | Delivered: 5/03/13 | Tagged: 5/06/13 | Major Failure in for Service: 5/13/13 | Lemon Law Replacement Vehicle Received: 6/17/13

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

 

Yes exactly that. Is a prefect square that the sharkfin fits inside exactly and will not move.

Position the frame over the antenna base exactly and eyeball it. Then secure with tape

and put sharkfin inside for final position.  It will not move and then I removed backing to attach the antenna.

I cut the frame using a piece of stiff cardboard and a T-Square and pencil.  Cut it with a drop blade

so it was perfectly square and then square a piece at the back to lock it into the frame.

 

 

With tape alone as he instructs, it just felt to me it could move too easily at the last instant.

Probably depends on the tape you use, but the tape I had was slick and the Sharfin slid off

it too easily.  Worked great and I highly recommend it.

Really makes the look of the car.  Here is the final picture I just took.

 

The color match was dead-on exact.  I think I read it is painted by a body shop so it should match

and hopefully it will last too.  The guy who makes these clearly knows what he is doing.

 

If you're thinking about this thing, it really is very easy if you take your time.  Then put sealant on

the car afterwards.

 

sharkfin final install

Edited by smr2112, 28 April 2013 - 02:15 PM.

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#67 OFFLINE   clummus

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

I need to figure out which of you lives near me and pay you to install one.for me when I get my car. no way I would trust myself doing it.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

I finally pulled the trigger on the order yesterday.


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#69 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

I finally pulled the trigger on the order yesterday.

I beat you by one day - ordered mine on Monday, lol.


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#70 OFFLINE   Nick P

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

Just ordered mine yesterday.  My dealer said he would install it when I get my leather shifter installed.  Oxford White.  Can't wait.  Hate that black stick antenna.


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#71 OFFLINE   hermans

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

Mine came  yesterday. One Bordeaux for the FFH and one Ruby Red for the MKZ.


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#72 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Mine came  yesterday. One Bordeaux for the FFH and one Ruby Red for the MKZ.

When did you order - how long did it take to get it from the order date?


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Mine came  yesterday. One Bordeaux for the FFH and one Ruby Red for the MKZ.

How is the colour match on the Ruby Red?


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  • 18" Premium Wheels
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  • Active Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Moonroof

 

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#74 OFFLINE   hermans

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

When did you order - how long did it take to get it from the order date?

I placed the order on 4/10.


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#75 OFFLINE   hermans

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

How is the colour match on the Ruby Red?

I don't know yet. The MKZ was build last Friday, but the Bordeaux FFH matches perfectly.


Edited by hermans, 07 May 2013 - 02:15 PM.

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#76 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

I placed the order on 4/10.

Dang! It took almost a month to get it?


2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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#77 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

Mine only took 10 days order to receive.  It's cause ya'll waited and now the guy is backlogged...  :)

I ordered as soon as I knew such a thing existing as I wanted this thing 2 years ago for my 2010.


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#78 OFFLINE   clummus

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:46 PM


 
Yes exactly that. Is a prefect square that the sharkfin fits inside exactly and will not move.
Position the frame over the antenna base exactly and eyeball it. Then secure with tape
and put sharkfin inside for final position.  It will not move and then I removed backing to attach the antenna.
I cut the frame using a piece of stiff cardboard and a T-Square and pencil.  Cut it with a drop blade
so it was perfectly square and then square a piece at the back to lock it into the frame.
 
 
With tape alone as he instructs, it just felt to me it could move too easily at the last instant.
Probably depends on the tape you use, but the tape I had was slick and the Sharfin slid off
it too easily.  Worked great and I highly recommend it.
Really makes the look of the car.  Here is the final picture I just took.
 
The color match was dead-on exact.  I think I read it is painted by a body shop so it should match
and hopefully it will last too.  The guy who makes these clearly knows what he is doing.
 
If you're thinking about this thing, it really is very easy if you take your time.  Then put sealant on
the car afterwards.
 



#79 OFFLINE   clummus

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:47 PM

what do you mean by put sealant on the car afterwards? do u mean wax? y'all don't laugh at me if that is a stupid.question!..

#80 ONLINE   murphy

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:16 AM

what do you mean by put sealant on the car afterwards? do u mean wax? y'all don't laugh at me if that is a stupid.question!..

 

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