Author Topic: 1978 Power Antenna with CB option - Bezel /Escutcheon in fender.  (Read 391 times)

Offline www.eldorado-seville.com

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  • Gerald Loidl
  • Name: Gerald Loidl
Hi,
Im looking for the antenna bezel on the fender of a 1978 Eldorado. I would need the one with the larger rubber opening for the optional power CB antenna.
I have already contacted all the Cadillac part vendors that are listed in Hemmings. I have bought 2 incorrect bezels so far... I missed the correct bezel on ebay while I was waiting for one of the supposedly correct bezels to arrive from a parts vendor... :(

And this little bezel is the only part missing so that I can finish my 78 Eldorado...

It looks like the one in the attached picture. I would especially need the rubber part of the bezel in good condition - but I would of course also buy the whole bezel including the chrome ring. I think the rubber part is the same on all 77-78 Cadillacs equipped with CB antennas
I really hope that you can help me!

Thanks!
Gerald
Gerald Loidl
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1966 Cadillac Coupe deVille
1967 Cadillac DeVille
1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
1974 Cadillac Coupe deVille
1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
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Offline cadillactim

  • Cadillac Tim
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Re: 1978 Power Antenna with CB option - Bezel /Escutcheon in fender.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 09:38:14 AM »
Gerald

Only an Eldo bezel will work, the other models use a different bezel. The 73-78 Eldos use the same bezel for the standard antenna, but the CB bezel will be a 77-78 (Eldo only).

Tim
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  • Gerald Loidl
  • Name: Gerald Loidl
Re: 1978 Power Antenna with CB option - Bezel /Escutcheon in fender.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 05:48:52 PM »
Thank you Tim this is some very helpful information!
If Im lucky I might have found a NOS part. I do hope its the correct one this time... The seller says he has compared the part number with the Master Parts book and the number is listed for the 77-78 Eldo only.
Until I do have the correct bezel in my hand Im officially still looking for this part.
It has been quite a challenge  so far to replace the incorrect antenna on my car with a correct one - all these CB specific parts on the 78 Eldorado are really hard to come by and if you can find them be prepared to pay a lot of $$$$...
Gerald Loidl
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1966 Cadillac Coupe deVille
1967 Cadillac DeVille
1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
1974 Cadillac Coupe deVille
1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
http://www.eldorado-seville.com
http://www.cadillac-bigmeet.com