As you might imagine...genuine parts for a 16 year old Nissan are either rare or unobtanium. Which means very expensive.

A genuine manual aerial for a Nissan Patrol is somewhere around AU$280.

I found this out after ordering a quality non genuine guard mounted aerial from an Australian company that’s been supplying this sort of thing for decades. Which didn’t fit. Because its foot was too small. Or the hole in the guard was too big. You choose which.


That’s when I decided to ‘modify’ the original foot of the mostly demolished OEM aerial...and shove the guts of the new aerial into it. Then fix it to the guard with a piece of grey water irrigation pipe (hence the sexy purple stripes).

FM radio is far more important than concourse condition...and only $28 too.

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