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oldgrezmonke

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Peep mirror question
« on: Sep 29, 2015, 04:20:09 PM »

I'm considering some peep mirrors {the curved short arm type} for my Falcon . If I find that I need one or more of those extensions ; will extensions made by one company fit mirrors made by another ?
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Re: Peep mirror question
« Reply #1 on: Oct 09, 2015, 10:51:45 AM »

With so many import mirrors on the market today, I doubt any two will fit each other. Also if the mirrors you refer to are the type that clamp the door edge, you might find the gap will bind on the clamp part. I used them on another car, and they didn't clear well. I ended up drilling the door lip, and using screws through the door to attach mine.
 Don't show well in this picture, but these are what I use on my Austin:
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Re: Peep mirror question
« Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2015, 08:16:30 PM »

I already had in mind to attach the mirror with 1 or more screws from the backside of the window frame . Clamping did not seem a good idea .
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Re: Peep mirror question
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2015, 08:58:02 AM »

 My mirrors are clamp style, but the clamp system mounted to the mirror with a single screw. It was too short, so I went to the hardware store with the screw and purchased longer stainless steel screws to allow them to be drilled through the door lip. I got flathead allen screws, and countersunk the back side of the holes, so once installed they are flush inside and leave a clean appearance.
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Re: Peep mirror question
« Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2015, 02:38:53 PM »

You used the trim piece that covers the bracket ? I've heard that some attach the stem directly to the window frame with a gasket of some sort between . Any pics ?
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Yes I like 4doors
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Former ASE certified mechanic
FCA member # 13677
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