Removed the radio antenna, simply remove the mast and unscrew the notched ring under it. Inside the inner liner in boot, reassembled the antenna and hung in fender well with tie wraps. Checked the radio, all FM freq's worked and just AM Fox News. Now what to do with the open hole. Tru-Value solved that problem with a black hole plug. How does it look? If you like the racy look, then its fine. Appears this is what the racers do.