MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:27 pm

Does anyone have any of the later antenna brackets as shown in the photos? The ones for the M-38A1.
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Tom Wolboldt » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:49 am

Yes!

Also the right side rear mounting holes barely pass to the right of the body seam and the slot does not come close to indexing the single screw head on a M38A1.

I also have a third style bracket, not shown in the above photos, that mounts up against the trailer socket and perfectly indexes the single screw head on a M38A1
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:43 am

Am interested, am contemplating removing the AB-449 and installing the MP-50 type, but am hesitant to drill holes in the body I installed NOS.
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Fri May 13, 2011 7:22 am

Still looking for the later version of the SC-C-28591 Antenna Bracket for the M-38A1. Anyone have any NOS?
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Luis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:11 pm

Early Bracket, Wrong installation?? :roll:

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Postby Ben Dover » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:52 pm

It is installed on the passenger side. Reason for tire mounted antenna, to avoid drilling holes in the side of my M-38A1. Radio is NOS.
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ken Perkins » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:38 pm

is that the reason those two hole are on the 449? the sign?
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:02 pm

As far as I can tell. The Tag has a SC number, but I have no idea how to check out all applications. Identical mounting holes are found on other antenna mounting brackets. This one is GI Issue, but I am sure that the shops that engrave plastic nameplates can duplicate them.
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Re: MP-50 mount antenna - WTB for M38A1

Postby dwmanning » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:51 pm

Recurring theme - anyone have for sale the adaptor bracket for the M38A1?
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby airborne-53 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:14 pm

hello
if you need to complete antenna ,packed 10/53
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:31 pm

Looking for NOS Late M-38A1 Side Mount Antenna Bracket.
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:49 pm

Still looking.
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Bpenkala » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:20 pm

Hello,

I searched for info on antenna mounts for M38a1 and found a series of posts from several years ago. Does anyone know if there are still later "L" brackets available (the ones that extend across the body seam)? I am thinking about cutting and welding an insert on the shorter bracket that I have to make it extend across the seam if I cannot find one for sale. I have one question if I take this route (welding insert) - I want to get the correct length - in the attached photo the bracket extends up to the grounding screw for the trailer electrical plug. Is this the correct location, or does the bracket actually slide under the grounding screw?
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Re: MP-50 mount AB-15 antenna

Postby Ben Dover » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:51 pm

The M-38A1 Bracket is very hard to find.
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