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Technical door mirrors

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by nunattax, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. nunattax
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    who makes the best,stainless and convex glass.something you can see out of .!
     
  2. I haven't seen any 'traditional' mirrors with a convex lens, as to the rest it depends on what car you're working with...
     
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  3. Doublepumper
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    I like the Hagan mirrors....high quality.
     
  4. flamedabone
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    I think the So-Cals have the best swoopyness.

    mirror1.jpg

    NAPA has convex stick on mirrors so you can actually see out of them.

    mirror2.jpg

    -Abone.
     

  5. hotrodjack33
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    I'd say pick a mirror style you like and add a Auto Zone "stick-on" 4" or 5" convex mirror. I used one on my pass. side 4" peep mirror and it pretty much solved the dreaded "Sedan Delivery blind spot" issue.
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  6. vtx1800
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    It depends on what car it is going on.
    I use an entirely different style mirror on my 38 Chevy (I use a clamp on the door style there) and on the Stude I use a repro 55 Chevy mirror that I found out after I had purchased that I could have gotten one with the convex configuration.
     
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  7. Dusty roads
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  8. TCATTC
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    ^^ What he said ^^
     
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  9. Bandit Billy
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    ^^^What they said. Not cheap but nothing good is. I bought them for my truck.
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  10. Bob Lowry
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    Yep, for my '54 3100 truck, that is exactly what I did, and on both sides. Makes a huge difference in the safety factor.
     
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    These are Bob Drakes Reproduction.. there OK.. can't see crap but it makes it legal
     
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  12. hotrodjack33
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    Totally agree. pan9.jpg I used them on my Panel too...both sides:D
     
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  13. I bought a set of these about 6-7 years ago and they've held up very well.

    49-54 Chevy Swan Neck Mirrors 80-373585-1 | eBay

    The chrome die-cast arm still looks as good as new and my car does get rained on. I got mine from a 'generic' eBay seller (not Ecklers), Bob Drake wanted $100 a pair for virtually the identical item at the time, I paid under $30 for the pair including shipping. Those sellers apparently no longer exist, everyone wants $50 or more per pair these days.

    These replaced the cowl-mount mirrors as shown in my avatar pic. Those were worthless; the driver's side was marginal at best for seeing behind you, you couldn't even see the passenger side from inside the car so it was purely decorative. I bought this particular type replacement for two reasons. One, because many pre-49 cars have considerable body taper front-to-rear with the rear wider, a minimum 5" stem can be needed to get the mirror out far enough to see past the rear body clearly. Not a big problem on pre-'41 coupes, can be on later ones and many sedans, both early and later. Two, the two-stud mount prevents the mirror from rotating if bumped. I had a pair of single-stud mirrors on another car, never again.

    I also considered clip-ons, but my door fit precluded those, not enough door gap.
     
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    Nothing on the market worked for seeing out the passenger side for my Model A cabriolet, so I ended up making masters in wood and had them cast in brass.
    Probably the last resort solution for most situations, but feasible if nothing else works.
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  15. hdman6465
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    I put Avanti mirrors on my 36 with stick on convex,but not for everyone 20200930_162758.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  16. goldmountain
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    I saw these real ice looking mirrors on a Model A coupe and asked the owner what they were from. He told me they came from a Vega. Went and picked up mine at the wreckers. Sadly, now Vegas are hard to find anymore.
     
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  17. Canuck
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    Wide Angle Mirror Heads, From Vintique: upload_2021-1-25_20-29-27.png
    When I asked about them to use on my Model A repro hinge mount mirrors, this is the reply I got: upload_2021-1-25_20-27-26.png
     

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  18. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    Hagan also makes a fine glue on convex replacement glass in a variety of sizes.I used one right over the existing glass on the passenger mirror. It’s barely noticeable and eliminates the blind spot. 100% satisfied.:)
     
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