I cut mine off with a hack saw. Sawed the ball off and the guts came out of it and then I used JB weld to put it back on the shorty. Not much blood spilled and it healed real good with no further problems other than an ego problem as it sits next to my one fiddy with its BIG antenna. I have to constantly remind "LUCILLE" she is a girl and her antenna length doesen't matter.new stang owner said:Hadnt thought of that. Suggestions?