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'36 Ford Rearview mirror re-silvering

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SquirrelTail, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. SquirrelTail
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    Hi All!

    I have in my possession, one rearview mirror out of my Grandfather's '36 Ford Sedan. It's really neat in that it has a clock clamped on to the back of it. I have a reputable shop doing the repairs and restoration of the clock and bracket....but I need the mirror re-silvered. Here's the catch, where the clock shows through the mirror needs to be clear (preferably with the V8 logo painted on it!). I am running into trouble finding a glass place that will re-silver it with that circle clear. Since they obviously could do it in 1936, there's got to be somewhere in the US that will do it today?! Please help a girl out, I would like to have this sentimental piece in my '28 Sport Coupe I am building! :)
     
  2. Try some local antique dealers they may have suggestions.

    Charlie Stephens
     
  3. FASI
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    Bob Drake made these glass mirrors years ago. Check with him and some of his dealers in case any are left. Good luck.
     
  4. SquirrelTail
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    Thanks Charlie! I have a few lines in the water. Just waiting to see what pans out. I know I seem to be asking a lot of advice on here, but I am new to the site, and to building a car. This is my first one and the details can be a bit overwhelming! I appreciate everyone on here! :)
     

  5. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    from Afton, MN

    do you have a picture?
     
  6. SquirrelTail
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    FASI,

    I just contacted Bob Drake, we'll see what they say. If they have a repop, that would be cool! Thank you again for the tip!
     
  7. SquirrelTail
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    Gunswanted: Let's see if I can get this to go through. I found ONE pic online that would show the mirror complete....
     

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  8. Bruce Lancaster
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    If no repros...search this on Model A board at Ford Barn. They have had suggested places that re-silver, though that kind I think has a lot of the clock face printed on the glass.
     
  9. Mark T
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    I had an antique mirror resilvered locally at a shop that refinished furniture, if you can't find something closer let me know and I'll see if they still do it.
     
  10. SquirrelTail
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    Thanks Mark T! I've been digging pretty hard on this. It seems kind of like a small detail to be stressin about, but it was from my Grandpa's car, so the sentimental value far outweighs the insignificance of the part in general. Besides, the mirror/clock is pretty friggin neat!
     
  11. LSR 2909
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    You can try A & L Specialties.
    They are in Canton Conn. and I believe they do their own clock mirrors.
    860 693 0112 or 860 693 2620
    Let me know how it works out!
     
  12. uncle buck
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    Is this is the string wind version? If so , contact Ron at Rons Corner in Winston,MO. He is a very nice and helpful guy and his phone # is (660)749-5473. I worked with him a few years ago to set up and make a new beveled mirror with all of the silkscrean on it including the V-8 logo in the middle of the clock face. It came out very nice.
     
  13. uncle buck
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    It was this style.
     

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  14. LSR 2909
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  15. SquirrelTail
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    Uncle Buck! That's my mirror! Except my clock has a black face! I am going to give him a call right away!

    LSR: I will also check into your leads as well. Everyone, thank you so much for helping a Newbie out! :) I can't wait to see this thing finished. I have a reputable shop in Fargo here restoring the clock...it was over wound and the main spring broke, and it needs a new pull string. But they are going to clean it up, re-paint it and the bracket that holds the mirror on...I just need the mirror re-silvered and that V8 logo repainted. Again, I hope to get more involved on the HAMB so I can pay it forward and help others!
     
  16. SquirrelTail
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    Uncle Buck:

    I called Ron just now and he's going to re-silver my mirror! I'm shipping it to him today. Thank you again SO much for all the help! And to everyone who commented! YAY!
     

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