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Technical outside mirrors on a mild custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 51_special, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    ^^^^love your ride. Mirrors work also.
     
  2. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
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    Mine are on the fenders
    And almost useless !!
    58 Coronet
    But it looks cool
    See avatar !!
     
  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Those mirrors look great Paul. I was looking at some like that for my truck but decided they might not work where I wanted to put them.
     
  4. That was the style when I was a young buck. Dual mirrors on the fenders were a mark of a mild custom that I saw a lot of.
     
  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Post the link, so we ALL can benefit from the knowledge.
     
  6. Cars look better without mirrors: just like cars look better without seams, and without handles. On a "street" custom, you'd probably run them, but on a high end custom they're gonna be absent.
     
  7. L. Eckart
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    Paul-

    Please post the link on the mirrors. Thanks.
     
  8. 51_special
    Joined: Dec 20, 2012
    Posts: 83

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    i love the look of the car without the mirrors but am going to drive the snot out of her and do think the mirrors are a necessity so i need something that fits the mid fifties era. Paul those mirrors are sweet post up the link for all of us please!
     
  9. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,063

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    Avanti mirror on my 60 Olds .....
     

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  10. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    from Reno, NV

    Just go with the stock ones if you have to have them.
     
  11. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
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    Okay guys,here's the link;

    http://www.classic-car-accessories.co.uk/acatalog/TEX_MIRRORS.html

    just scroll down until you see them.They are expensive,but the build quality is second to none.Plus if they give good visibility on a freaking Panel,well,I rest my case.If anyone wants to try and beat the duty and customs shit,you can always get them shipped to me and I will forward them "creatively" to you.
     

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  12. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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    40 Ford
     

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  13. I've been without mirrors on my 52 for years. Not really that big a deal, turn your head before you get over and you'll be fine. I've seen early customs with and without mirrors, historically I'd think you could go either way. It's just what suits "the look" your after. I found most of the small round mirrors that look cool are barely functional at best anyways.
     
  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    It may not be a big deal in Texas where I see they require one mirror that you can see behind the car for 200 ft with but here in this state it is an instant cause for the state patrol to pull you over. This state requires two mirrors, either one on the inside and a left mirror or two outside mirrors.
    With the blind spots in the mirrors on the box with wheels I have been driving to work I'd hate to drive in the traffic that I drive in with no mirriors on the outside and at 66 years old my head doesn't turn too fast unless it's a damned hot redhead walking down the street.
     

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