I have a new Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. That's the four door, and it has a fiberglass top. I am going to mount an HF antenna (using mono-band Hamsticks) on a Breedlove mount on either the rear passenger side just forward of the taillight or to the right of the driver's side taillight. However, while I recognize the possibility of a cowl-mounted VHF antenna, I am thinking of installing a VHF whip in the center of the roof. The advantage is that the antenna would then be relatively high; the downside is a hole in the roof. I am wondering whether anyone has used foil tape on the underside of a fiberglass top to make either a largish ground plane or resonant radials? For example, here's a place selling copper foil tape: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Foil-Tape-15D562?Pid=search
Of course, rather than self-adhesive foil tape, there's also the option of gluing (say, with Superglue) aluminum or copper strips on the underside of the fiberglass to the same effect.
Has anybody tried this yet, or is the idea just plain crazy? I did a search here on the forums and on the Internet, and came up with zilch.
Thanks for your suggestions. 73, Tony N3WAK