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Projects What Year/Make Are These Mirrors?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GreaserJosh13, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. GreaserJosh13
    Joined: May 27, 2013
    Posts: 451

    from Chino

    I bought a 1955 Pontiac 4 door & these mirrors were mounted really far forward on the front fenders. I don’t think their 1955 Pontiac. Maybe I’m wrong. Anybody know what year/make their from????

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  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,853

    from Idaho

    Western Auto, J.C. Whitney, etc.
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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  4. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,667

    from ohio

    All the kool dudes mounted them way up on the fenders in the old days:D
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  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,000


    Yankee made a mirror similar to that, but that one looks slightly different. There was also a company called Roberk that made aftermarket mirrors, and a bunch of no-name places. They are definitely aftermarket accessory mirrors. You can generally tell aftermarket ones because the angle of the base is adjustable, and they generally mount with screws from the top down, where as many factory mirrors have studs from underneath or maybe a hidden bracket.

    A lot of cars came from the factory without any side mirrors, adding them on was pretty common.
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  6. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,722

    from SW Wyoming

    Well crap, nobody told me they went on the FRONT fenders!
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  7. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Looks like a Yankee Tri Bar mirror to me. My dad had a pair of those on the front fenders of his 53 Olds 88 back in the day.
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  8. Belair235
    Joined: Aug 1, 2019
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    I'd say you're right on that... "Swap meets here I come!"
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  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,328

    from Oregon

    Wouldn't factory mirrors have a part number under the base as well ?

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