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Post by Oldav8tor » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:33 pm

Does anyone make a nice mirror that mounts to the two bolts that hold the windshield frame to the body brackets? I'm not happy with the clamp on ones I have - The angles you can set them at are limited and even though I padded the clamps with rubber they tend to move on the window frame.

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Re: Mirror

Post by paddy1998 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:50 pm

I've had the same problem.

I hope somebody chimes in with a solution.


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Re: Mirror

Post by Moxie26 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:39 pm

Scott & Tim : Using the mirror you have, position mirror to your liking, then drill thru clamp bracket at windshield stanchion and insert self tapping screw to stabilize mount.

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Re: Mirror

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:39 pm

Thicker rubber.
The inevitable often happens.
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Re: Mirror

Post by B. Callfas » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:03 am

Cut the clamp section off and make a snug fitting angle that attaches to the pivot bracket.
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Re: Mirror

Post by Oldav8tor » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:56 am

Steve,
I've tried everything from a piece of old innertube to a section of heavy duty rubber hose. I've glued them in, I've wired them in, they always "migrate."
The other problem is that the head only allows minimum up and down movement which makes them hard to adjust. Nonetheless, I appreciate the ideas.
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Re: Mirror

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:08 am

Just trying to visualize your setup and the movement
If the most movement is up/down the windshield frame, then something attached to the frame above and below the mirror bracket should prevent that. Just a couple of turns of a thin strip of waterproof tape (Gorilla, other) should stop that (or hose clamps) . If you have forward back movement (wind forces) and you did all the things you said, my guess is that mirror clamp jaw profile, where you want it to be, doesn't match your window frame profile. Example like the jaws are to clamp something round and the frame is oval in its cross section or the reverse


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Re: Mirror

Post by John Codman » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:39 am

I believe that Snyder's has a much better quality mirror, but although the arm is bright metal, the mirror head is black. I have the same mirror as the OP and it vibrates so badly that it is all but unusable. I wish the head was Chrome (or even better, Nickle), but I'm about to order one anyway.

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Re: Mirror

Post by RajoRacer » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:06 pm

Bill Bohlen (Antique Motor Sports, I believe) produces a real nice mirror that bolts to the windshield hinge - brass or black.

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Re: Mirror

Post by Oldav8tor » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:17 pm

Anybody have a good email address for Bill Bohlen? The one on his website gets rejected.
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Re: Mirror

Post by Duey_C » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:50 pm

Watching this closely Tim! :)
Bob, how's the jiggle factor on that angle/hinge mount mirror? I like that.
Tim, I did mount a mirror to one of the windshield bracket bolts on the Crappy '24. Solid as a rock.
I won't show. It's part of an early 80's white GM rectangle pickup mirror. :oops: I really should paint it brown.
The other side hangs in the garage and IF I dared, I'd put it on the the '18. I'd paint it black this time. ;)
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