Review Mirror glass replacement.

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Review Mirror glass replacement.

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My interior rear view mirror is crazed, does anyone know if its possible to replace the glass?

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any glass joint should be able to , internal or external ??? Might be cheaper to buy another if its the internal one.
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Try a mobile car mirror replacement guy. I have used one in Perth for a rodeo external mirror, much cheaper than a new one.
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Originally I did consider replacing the glass. However, after driving the car several times and noticing how terribly narrow the field of view was in the originally 8 inch wide mirror, I bought a new genuine GM reproduction of a period-correct 10 inch wide version that was supposedly compatible with one of the 1957 Chevrolet cars, and whose mounting hardware is compatible with the fancy chrome-plated FB/EK Holden rear view mirror mounting bracket. Now I have a full width rear view that's crystal clear, and the what's more the new mirror has the day-night function so that when driving at night I am not dazzled by bright headlights.
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That chev mirror sounds like a great idea. How did you get hold of it?
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Do you have a link to the mirror please 😊
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Did a quick google - is it this one? https://www.classicindustries.com/produ ... x1048.html
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Further - if there is interest, would be happy to go in for a bulk purchase on something like this (assuming it is the right one). Would save a few $$$ if it has to come from the States. Any takers?
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I have the chev mirror, i will take a photo of it today installed.

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Hi,

This post reworked due to popular demand (and me learning how to insert images into posts)...

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How I replaced original 8-inch wide rear view mirror with genuine near-period-correct GM remade 10-inch wide rear view mirror.
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Below image - Packaging for the new rear view mirror - Shows make, model, and other details:
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Images showing old mirror, then new mirror, installed:
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Imagines showing fields of view of old mirror, then new mirror - Note how the new mirror shows practically the full width of the windscreen. Camera positioned at eye level of seated driver:
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Image showing comparative sizes of the original and new mirrors:
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Connection of mirror to the fancy chrome mounting stalk is critical. FB/EK HOldens use a hinged connector (tongue is bolted between a fork), not the threaded nut-and-bolt style that appeared on the vast majority of classic rear view mirrors that I encountered:
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Even when viewed from outside of the car, the new mirror looks good: [Sorry, cannot add more than 8 Attachments, it seems]

Where to buy this mirror (or similar ones)? At the time there were numerous websites that sold suitable mirrors, but as I was working to a strict schedule (roadworthy and registration of vehicle before the Christmas embargo period) I ended up ordering from the only one that guaranteed delivery in time for installation on the night before the roadworthiness inspection:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253170645471

If you're not in a hurry you may find even better options. I did see the one at https://www.classicindustries.com/produ ... x1048.html but at time of ordering they did not have suitable mirrors in stock.
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Thanks for the info. Found one on Ebay from USA company RealDeal Steel.
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Hi Guys,

My mirror is from the 67-69 Camaro series,
I didn't want the day night version.


Hole is bigger but i bushed it and it connects the same way.
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I am pretty sure i got it from classic industries as well but cant find the reciept.

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Thanks Greg!
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avm wrote:Hi,

As this forum makes sharing images incredibly difficult (and NO, I am not installing the Tapatalk app to help do that), I'll try to post some information here... uploading some photographs to DropBox then sharing the DropBox link.

[admins - are you reading this? Look how much mucking around is required just to answer someone's perfectly reasonable request for information!!!]

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/n3r11wa2 ... i&e=1&dl=0

If you visit the above link, you will see photographs, including:

* Packaging for the rear view mirror - Shows make, model, and other details
* Images of the old mirror, new mirror, and comparisons of the field of view of each mirror

Key notes (again, without inline photographs to aid the explanation):

1. Field of view of the new mirror spans all of the rear window
2. New mirror looks good even through the front windscreen
3. The connection type is critical. FB/EK Holdens use a hinged connector (tongue is bolted between a fork), not the threaded nut-and-bolt type that appeared on the vast majority of classic rear view mirrors that I encountered.

I wish I could display the photos in line with this reply and comment on each photo, but the forum system does not allow me to do this.

Where to buy this mirror (or similar ones)? At the time there were numerous websites that sold suitable mirrors, but as I was working to a strict schedule (roadworthy and registration of vehicle before the Christmas embargo period) I ended up ordering from the only one that guaranteed delivery in time for installation on the night before the roadworthiness inspection:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253170645471

If you're not in a hurry you may find even better options. I did see the one at https://www.classicindustries.com/produ ... x1048.html but at time of ordering they did not have suitable mirrors in stock.
I’m not admin, just a regular forum user for eight years or so. I consider it pompous on your part demanding things be setup to meet your expectations, and refusing to adapt, when you’ve made about three posts on here.

This isn’t Facebook, and we don’t have their budget.We have meaningful discussion, and a lot of good information to share. We welcome your involvement in a civil and respectful manner.
Kind regards,
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Errol62 wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:16 pm
avm wrote:Hi,

As this forum makes sharing images incredibly difficult (and NO, I am not installing the Tapatalk app to help do that), I'll try to post some information here... uploading some photographs to DropBox then sharing the DropBox link.

[admins - are you reading this? Look how much mucking around is required just to answer someone's perfectly reasonable request for information!!!]

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/n3r11wa2 ... i&e=1&dl=0

If you visit the above link, you will see photographs, including:

* Packaging for the rear view mirror - Shows make, model, and other details
* Images of the old mirror, new mirror, and comparisons of the field of view of each mirror

Key notes (again, without inline photographs to aid the explanation):

1. Field of view of the new mirror spans all of the rear window
2. New mirror looks good even through the front windscreen
3. The connection type is critical. FB/EK Holdens use a hinged connector (tongue is bolted between a fork), not the threaded nut-and-bolt type that appeared on the vast majority of classic rear view mirrors that I encountered.

I wish I could display the photos in line with this reply and comment on each photo, but the forum system does not allow me to do this.

Where to buy this mirror (or similar ones)? At the time there were numerous websites that sold suitable mirrors, but as I was working to a strict schedule (roadworthy and registration of vehicle before the Christmas embargo period) I ended up ordering from the only one that guaranteed delivery in time for installation on the night before the roadworthiness inspection:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253170645471

If you're not in a hurry you may find even better options. I did see the one at https://www.classicindustries.com/produ ... x1048.html but at time of ordering they did not have suitable mirrors in stock.
I’m not admin, just a regular forum user for eight years or so. I consider it pompous on your part demanding things be setup to meet your expectations, and refusing to adapt, when you’ve made about three posts on here.

This isn’t Facebook, and we don’t have their budget.We have meaningful discussion, and a lot of good information to share. We welcome your involvement in a civil and respectful manner.
Kind regards,
Clay


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further to what Clay said, i don't have Tapatalk (and also have no intention of getting it) i have no dramas adding pics BUT i am using a computer (phones are to small and useless, plus i don't want to be one of those nuffies sitting glued to my phone :lol: )
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