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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by eok1121, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. eok1121
    Joined: Aug 15, 2014
    Posts: 2

    eok1121

    I'm in the process of customizing my 1950 Merc and I am in need of some new side view mirrors. Looking for suggestions on where to get something that is paintable and good looking?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
     
  2. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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    Painted mirrors?
     
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  3. U-235
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
    Posts: 452

    U-235
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    I don't think painted mirrors will go over very well.....this is supposed be a traditional forum....painted mirrors reek of 80s and 90s......stock mirrors from one of the suppliers will work just fine, and, you only need one...!
     
  4. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,659

    F-ONE
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    from Alabama

    Painted mirrors go quite well with square headlights.

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    Mercurys are special, they are not making any more of them. If you are not up to this level I suggest keeping it stock.
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  5. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Nothing painted will look good!
     
  6. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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    51 MERC-CT
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    If that's what you want then do it.This is a pair of 70's GM's on mine.
    Sorry that I didn't have the imagination to chrome them or hang them off the top of the door like others would like. mx2.jpg
     
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  7. fittyford
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
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    from Oregon

    Yep painted mirrors aren't for me but its your car and I think you should build your car.
    There is alot of people on the hamb that aren't traditional but are building some great stuff
    and I love seeing all of it. Good bad my opinion is still the same, Gene Winfield put hydrolics on
    a car before a lot of us were born! Was that traditional?? my car is on a chevelle frame, I got it that way,
    it drives champion and its my daily driver. Its got peeps on it and they aren't the best. I wouldn't mind
    something that works better that would work for all you purest guys that tell me im doing it "wrong"!!
    Give me a break, custom and hot roding is making the car cooler or faster, the way you want it not some dick head on there high horse!!!!! You guys make this not fun. I am part of a 1947 coe build that got kicked off of here because
    its not traditional enough for this forum!!!! It was kind of funny how many people were following it;
    its too bad really.
     
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  8. TJratz
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
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    Well Said fittyford, well said.
     
  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    those Camaro mirrors do not look right on that 51 pictured above. I have a good view here from my high horse, I can see everything.

    what does Gene Winfield putting hydraulics on a car have to do with ugly mirrors on otherwise cool cars?
     
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  10. threewindow
    Joined: Nov 26, 2012
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    A restored car is a restored car . A custom is what you like. whats the problem. Maybe what I should say is what i like. Lighten up, a restored car is just an antique.
     
  11. Hard to go wrong with a $29 peep mirror.
     
  12. threewindow
    Joined: Nov 26, 2012
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    A 51 mercury is an ugly duckling that can be turned into a beautiful kuston easier than any other car.
     
  13. Peep peep....Sorry those mirrors go hand in hand with 70s caddy tailights on Mercs.
     
  14. threewindow
    Joined: Nov 26, 2012
    Posts: 80

    threewindow
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    Theres no such thing as a good looking rearview mirror. They all look like crap on a kustom. Just kind of need one. I would like to hear some good ideas thats not just a slab of chrome. If I hauled it on a trailer guess I wouldn't need one.
     
  15. Maybe 60's f100 mirrors
     
  16. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
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    You have hit a nerve!....STOP!
     
  17. geoford41
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    from Delaware

    Here's a shot of those no imagination peep mirrors on a 51 they worked OK. All eokll21 asked was for "suggestions" so he could see somesort of options for HIS car.Not a "Custom" but I took the Peeps off my '40 and addded hinge pin mirrors because I can see whats behind me/coming up to pass. For a 40 the cowl mounted mirrors "look the best" but everone says you cannot see out of the passenger side. Just my 2 cents
     
  18. geoford41
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    from Delaware

    missed the upload
     

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  19. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
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    here is a peep mirror that works great for me on a daily basis,....lol...eok1121, are on a 'Traditional Customs'site afterall.You mean you didnt expect the lashing you're getting?in the end it's your car and you will do what you want to it..enjoy
     

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  20. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    Although everyone has a right to build his/her car any way they please, this particular site is for hot rods and customs built in the style that were built in 1965 and earlier. But don't take my word for it, read what Ryan says:
    "The HAMB is dedicated to spreading the gospel of traditional hot rods and kustoms to hoodlums world wide. That's right; TRADITIONAL. If you've come here to discuss anything other than Hot Rods or Customs built in a style representative of 1965 or before, you've come to the wrong forum."

    If you want to run those less-than-attractive late-model mirrors on your Merc, go for it! But don't expect to get very many "atta-boys" on this particular forum. :)
     
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  21. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    1. 1940 Ford



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  22. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    If you mount the cowl mirrors here no problems on passenger side. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1408553588.672542.jpg


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  23. bottom feeder
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
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    you don't need no mirrors
     
  24. BurnoutNova
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
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    from USA

    This is so true. I like other stuff, and it took a while for me to understand the culture here as well... but if it doesn't fit in with what Ryan said then it really doesn't belong here.
     
  25. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    Oh yes you do!
    I drove my car on one trip without any and it was all good until I tried to merge onto a highway. I could NOT tell if there was a car coming up behind me on the left or not! Scared the crap out of me. Put the mirror right back on when I got home.


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  26. Ya. Peep mirrors on a Merc are dumb.
    like in my avatar.
     
  27. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    First suggestion is to go to the front page and READ what Ryan wrote about this being a "traditional hot rod and custom" board and any and all should fall within that criteria.

    That said the Camaro/Mustang style painted mirrors just don't cut it here. They just don't look right on a proper traditional custom 49/51 Merc either.
    From experience on my old 51 Merc peep mirrors at the top of the door frame are about useless even though they look right.
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    Why not something simple like a mirror for a 57 Chevy? Ebay item
    260401995177 as an example. Clean, fits the time period for a traditional custom and they aren't too spendy.

    Or a simple 60/61 or so Ford Falcon mirror that is small, round and has a stand that slants back rather smoothly
    191443465816 Again as an example.
     
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