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Right rearview mirror just floppin around
#1
My 73 coupe has the remote mirror on the left and the plain one on the right, the right one's ball and socket joint is so worn out that it just flops around and will not stay adjusted,,, any fixes for this other than replacement?
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#2
if you move the mirror all the way to the left or right it should expose some Phillips head screws that hold the mirror pivot to the mirror body, unscrew them and take the mirror assembly out and have a look at the pivot and see whats worn out. worst case you need a replacement.
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72HCODE;21961 Wrote:if you move the mirror all the way to the left or right it should expose some Phillips head screws that hold the mirror pivot to the mirror body, unscrew them and take the mirror assembly out and have a look at the pivot and see whats worn out. worst case you need a replacement.

can you replace just the actual mirror part? hell, mine were shot too so i bought two brand new ones.

my driver side one is completely shot and the mirror was cracked, the other side is still good but i wanted two new ones new.

if you need a passenger side one i'll be willing to sell my old one thats still in great shape!!!
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#4
Yep I have taken it out and the pivot point is what is worn out, it just rolls around in there, I would need the pivot point replaced the whole mirror housing is fine as is the actual glass of the mirror. Poor thing always ends up pointing at the rear wheel,,,,
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#5
Try crazy glue for a quick fix. It is clear so shouldn't hurt any thing, just dont glue your finger.

1973 Mach 1 - 351-2V
1966 F-250
1976 Granada 2 dr
1976 Cobra II
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#6
The other thing you can do is to mar the surface of the pivot so it provides friction. What I did was to take a spring-loaded center punch, and just punch the living heck out of the pivot ball, all over its surface. That solved the issue.
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danoreilly;24037 Wrote:The other thing you can do is to mar the surface of the pivot so it provides friction. What I did was to take a spring-loaded center punch, and just punch the living heck out of the pivot ball, all over its surface. That solved the issue.

That sounds like a good idea, can't hurt to try anyway.
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#8
has anyone found any other solutions to this? I am having the same problem. The frame for the mirror looks great, but the pivot is too loose. I am going to try the super glue Idea, but was looking for something I can use to be able to adjust it after as well.
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#9
I've heard of some people taking a punch and peening it so that the pivot tightens up, but I haven't done it. Good luck.

Steve



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#10
Good ideas!

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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