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Technical The ol' mirror quandry.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ron Brown, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Ron Brown
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    CD638461-06B8-47EC-9BDD-B4594E99ADEF.jpeg A200FFBB-6AFC-4A1F-83B5-BB20AC6C503A.jpeg 2AFD16D5-5765-45E2-A8B5-AAD5D8FDBA20.jpeg F63CCF30-2257-4EDB-8C3C-843FEA7114D4.jpeg 4D04B8F2-9E4E-4F5B-8D12-883041178DB0.jpeg 1C6ACB3F-2BE0-4AD0-8F2E-00F861CE5F08.jpeg For a few years I have been using the typical aftermarket mirrors on my sedan...was never really fond of them, didnt like the black, didnt like the location or the fact that the passenger side mirror could not be adjusted inward enough to be useable......so........I decided to build my own. Some scrap stainless I had around and the two mirrors off my old ones and done deal.

    Striped black powdercoat from mirrors easily with Permatex gasket remover.
    A little lathe work for esthetic purposes.
    A measurement here, a measurement there.
    A few blasts with the ol' TIG........here is what I ended up with.
     
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  2. KJSR
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    They look great!
     
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  3. burl
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    Those look great fighting the same issue on my 28.Not really fond of the clip on mounting on the ones I have.
     
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  4. 6sally6
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    Need some more "details"! How did you get....'the curve' (like all over TV is talking about):eek:
    Each section has a little angle ground in it?
    Goods really sharp BTW!
    6sally6
     
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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    Cool - now need to work a deal to produce these For Sale
     
  6. Ron Brown
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    I actually tried bending with a rubber mallet but missed once and smacked the top of my left arm and peeled of about an inch of skin...so I made a big bandaid outta masking tape and a wadded up paper towel, wiped off my tears and moved over to the press, which worked perfectly AND painlessly.


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  7. williebill
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    OUTSTANDING !!!!!
    Seriously, they look killer. Good job.
     
  8. 2935ford
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    I like those! Nice work! :)
     
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  10. hfh
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    I like your mirrors and I really like your sedan too.
     
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  11. Ron Brown
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    Thanks, I know its not everyones cup of tea...but, what the hay.
     
  12. Jack E/NJ
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    burl>>>Those look great fighting the same issue on my 28. Not really fond of the clip on mounting on the ones I have. >>>

    Agreed. But I think these cheap clip-ons from the old Warshawsky catalogs still look good. Simple. And they're still about the cheapest available. Amazon even has them. With a 1/16" hard rubber or vinyl gasket between the clip and the door edge, they work & look good without drilling holes. Jack E/NJ

    cliponmeer.jpg
     
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  13. Jalopy Joker
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    ^^ with the example above many times the inner part of base clamp interferes with closing door - if you do not mind a small hole remove base clamp and run one screw though door into arm - this style usually is offered with a short arm for drivers side and a long arm for passenger side
     
  14. vtx1800
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    I think they look like an accessory manufactured in the 30's a real old timey vibe. Good job, I am jealous of your artistic ability!
     
  15. Ron Brown
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    Thx. Just went for a drive and they actually adjust to usable positions with room to spare


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  16. burl
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    the problem with the clip on mirrors is there is not enough room on the back side to screw the sets screws in and not pinch inside the door frame.Was hopping not to have to drill any more holes in the body of this beater.Oh and its not a ford either 28 first.jpg sorry for the highjack ron
     
  17. Ron Brown
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    No prob...way cool car by the way...luv the banger
     
  18. Jalopy Joker
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    burl - so, no clamps or mount hole? guess that you could use a couple of interior adhesive backed small mirrors to see to sides along with standard center interior mirror - did that with my wife's '50 Chevy PU
     
  19. Nostrebor
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    This sounds terribly familiar. Try to do something the hard way. Hurt myself. Look around shop and remember that tool I bought that was perfect for this, but I forgot about it. Do something the right way.

    Nice job on the mirrors!
     
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  20. Ron Brown
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    Lol...aint that the truth...used to think this stuff only happened to my dad...like father like son I guess.
     
  21. oldpl8s
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    mirrors.jpg Very nice design. I tried finding hinge mount mirrors to fit my 35 Airflow but the hinges were taller than the Ford hinges and I couldn't find an adjustable mount. I thought of making my own using a bent rod with a flange as a stop on top of the hinge on the top side, then threaded at the bottom. Many 20's and 30's cars did not come with mirrors and if someone made adjustable mounts they would have lots of buyers. I haven't figured out the design to make it adjustable yet. Here are some crude sketches.
     
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  22. Ron Brown
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    post me a picture of the hinge with a tape measure next to it and the diameter of the hinge pin...never thought about using the hinge pin as a fixed part of the mirror...
     
  23. oldpl8s
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    I haven't made any yet, I chickened out and used peep mirrors
     
  24. jazz1
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    2E1C4DB8-4E84-4661-9183-28EDE680E9C2.jpeg I tried clip on mirrors but didn’t like the view. Fellow on another site made some stainless sets same as originals. Passenger mirrors are really hard to find for old IHC so I jumped at opportunity to buy a pair
     

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