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Right side passenger mirror option for replacement
#1
Picked up 78 t bird sport mirrors from the salvage yard. They are both cable operated remote control. Look just about exactly like the 7173 mirrors. Base hight is the same and teardrop mirror housing is the same. The only difference I could find is
1. the tip of the front of the base is squared off instead of pointed. If you use both t bird mirrors no one would know it's different.
2. There is a small formed crease on the bottom of the mirror teardrop housing. Wouldn't be seen when mounted.
3. Using an angle finder the base angle is 5 degrees different than the stang. Probably not that noticeable when mounted. I can't tell the difference side by side.

Just an alternative for those who want or need a right side mirror and a remote. Save some bucks too considering original 7173 mirror pairs are going for $150 +. T bird not so much.
Note I think Torino, montego, elite, and cougar mid late 70s are same as t bird .
Also note the optics in the pic make them look different size but they are nearly indistinguishable.


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#2
Let us know how it turns out. I took Baby on a break in run this morning and found the passenger mirror needs some love as the mirror won't hold the position I put it in. If I have to replace it, this looks like a great upgrade.

Thanks for sharing!

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#3
I think I still have a set of those mirrors as well. I was going to put the passenger adjustment in the console. Later I found a pair of 'real' mirrors so I used them instead. (My car originally came with the lipstick mirror driver side only).

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#4
the mirrors on my car are of either a Mustang II, Maverick or Pinto.
they have the same mirror housing, but a much smaller Base, I did get my hands on a set of Mustang mirrors, but they need to be painted, that can wait for now.

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