Looking for open car mirror

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Looking for open car mirror

Post by Mark Osterman » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:33 pm

Looking for a vintage mirror that screws onto the top of a windshield. Langs sells a repop but I want an original. Silver doesn’t need to be good on the mirror.

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Mark Osterman » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:13 pm

Still looking

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Henry K. Lee » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:05 am

Mark I have a frame in primer similar to that but no glass, will post photo.

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Henry K. Lee » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:18 am

Mark,

Will this work for you?

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Let me know,

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by George Hand » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:30 am

Good luck getting an inside mirror that does not vibrate. George

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Henry K. Lee » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:01 am

George,

I only give a warranty on mine if you do not start the car!

LOL,

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by DHort » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:26 pm

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How about this one Mark. Took it off my 1920 Touring.
Just brought it in from the garage, so glass is foggy.


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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Mark Osterman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:06 pm

Hey Henry ... thanks for the offer but I think David has the right one for the open windshield.

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:22 am

No problem Mark, just an old frame I had laying around! Glad you found what you needed, I would take David's over mine anyway.

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Original Smith » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:38 am

Mark: Ford didn't offer a mirror until late in 1924, so the mirrors pictured above would be ok for your car. HOWEVER, the Trico mirrors that Ford did offer from 1924-1927 did not look like what is pictured here. They wrap around the top of the windshield and have two screw holes in the front too.
These mirrors are clearly pictured in the Fordex books in the accessory section. By 1925 Ford was drilling the holes for the wiper and the rear view mirror whether you wanted one or not! Should you be able to locate a later upper windshield frame, you won't have to worry about drilling holes! Ford used the screws for these that are used to hold the horn bracket to the steering column.

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:58 am

Thanks Larry for the info!

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Re: Looking for open car mirror

Post by Mark Osterman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Larry,

I have a windshield I recently purchased specifically for the bottom frame. The bottoms always rust out so I replaced the bottom on my car with this new purchase. So now I have the top frame which is drilled for the wiper and wanted to fill the holes. Even if I don’t actually have it on the car and save it for trade, I like to have it complete.

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