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Sport Mirror Replacement
#1
As you can imagine my 40 year old mirrors are not looking very good. Is there a replacement made? Has anyone taken one to a glass vendor for repair?

It looks like the mirror is glued down. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Ed...

72 Coupe
72 Mach 1
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#2
I have seen mirror glass on ebay a while back marked as "new". Not sure if that meant NOS or reproduction.

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#3
West Coast Classic Cougar has the replacement lens: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/repa1.html
They also have other parts for them.



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#4
Although my 73 is all stock, it would be nice if they made a repro in convex. I find the right side mirror is pretty worthless!



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#5
There was a guy on ProTouring.com who did relace his with a cut down convex mirror. I think he had a stained glass shop cut it down.

Jeff T.

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#6
droptop73;65905 Wrote:There was a guy on ProTouring.com who did replace his with a cut down convex mirror. I think he had a stained glass shop cut it down.
Wow. THAT IS AN OUTSTANDING UPGRADE...I can't believe I didn't think of it. This is a no brainer. I have mirrors cut rather regularly. I bet a mirror shop would do this cheaper than you might think.

I did not see a mirror on our favorite vendor's web site, Ohio Mustang, but there is a replacement from WEST COAST COUGAR:

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and this is what the inside of our side mirrors looks like:

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I guess we either cut out the mount from the mirror to mount to the convex, or just mount the convex to the front of the mirror.

Maybe our good friend at Ohio Mustang could start a thread to get 10 or 20 of us to do a mass buy(because those always work so well). I think a small convex on the driver side, and a larger on the passenger would be the ticket.

If anyone has a spare passenger mirror, I can take it to my mirror guy and see what he says.

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#7
Maybe a heat gun will get the mirror to release from the mount. I've been thinking about converting the mirrors to electronically adjusted. Intrepid mirrors from the 90's are about the same size housings.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;65986 Wrote:Maybe a heat gun will get the mirror to release from the mount. I've been thinking about converting the mirrors to electronically adjusted. Intrepid mirrors from the 90's are about the same size housings.
That isn't an issue for me. No one dares drive my car but me.

In fact, my wife tried to take my car once, but all the mirrors had worn the adjustments to my sweet spot. So when she tried to adjust them, they just fell back to my sweet spot.

Best option I never ordered.

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droptop73;65986 Wrote:Maybe a heat gun will get the mirror to release from the mount. I've been thinking about converting the mirrors to electronically adjusted. Intrepid mirrors from the 90's are about the same size housings.

I tried the heat gun trick, very carefully, a little at a time, trying to heat it evenly, all of a sudden a click, and it was cracked in about 3 directions. Made it easy to tighten it up with the mirror out of the way, though, so I could see what needed to be done. The back side of the mirror has to be pressed (or hammered) slightly towards the front to get some tension on the spring steel piece underneath the mirror. Going to pick-a-part this week end to see if I can find a convex mirror that is close.

About having a convex mirror glued onto the flat mirror, it will work, I had that done do a different car many years ago.



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#10
Hey James - I doubt we can find any NOS or OEM replacement mirrors, and Don at OMS doesn't include USED parts on his website. If anyone is looking for a replacement mirror, a PM or post to his Sponsor thread might turn up something worthwhile.

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