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Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:14 pm

Looking for some inputs on mirrors. Will weld up the OEM holes on both doors this weekend as no suitable replacements located. Same time would add plates on back side of door panel for new mounts. I have the following type mirrors available:

For a J-Truck, I would lean naturally to the brute looking tripod mounted 'West Coast' style.

For a mid to late 80s GW, the OEM power mirror though small would be my choice.

Also considered are the 70s Ford style high and low mount, some called these bronco mirrors.

I also had on hand a Scott Drake Ford 67-68 Ford Mustang set that looks very similar to what came (apparently OEM) on my 77 Chief, but the mount / post part is not tall enough and unless you mount way high on door, are small, and can't see much.

Not considering the billet mounts as the billet looks doesn't fit the OEM style I'm going for. The Dodge mirrors themselves do, but not the mount.

So for a 1977 Chief that will have the OEM look when done, would you choose (1) West Coast style; (2) 80s GW power mirrors; (3) 70s Ford bronco style or (4) something else ?

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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby REDONE » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:26 pm

Well, small item but worth noting; tripod and west coast are not the same thing. West coast mirrors are "big rig" style mirrors, with mounts above and below the window. Typically, the mounts telescope so the mirrors can be further out from the cab when towing. ;)

Honestly for "stockish" I'd go with option #4 as late 80s GM mirrors using Ross' mirror mounts (even though he gave in to Photobucket and paid their ransom :P )
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As you can see, they fit nice with the aesthetics while providing a more usable mirror than the factory options.
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:58 pm

That's not bad, thanks. The mirror itself fits perfect for me (Dodge similar), I'm just nervous about the billet mount itself, the sharp corners on the base mount. I'm being picky, but trying to fit within Jeep original design. I know a guy ... could round the corners, even chrome it to give it more 70s style.
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:10 pm

Point that may interest only me, the only holes in the doors have different spacing for the driver's and passenger doors (OEM paint, no extra holes) and neither spacing matches up to what Ross has for his mounts. So I'm welding and adding support regardless, just shows how little consistency there was in the "OEM" mirrors.
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby REDONE » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Totally. I'm not for positive but I think the driver wagon mirror is mounted further forward than the passenger mirror.

Ross' mounts are plain aluminum and could be rounded, bullnosed, and polished with most the same tools you'd use on wood (router, sander, rasp, etc). If you contact him, I'm sure he'd even do it for you for a reasonable fee.
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby mx71 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:35 pm

Is this the mirror you're looking for?
https://www.ebay.com/i/223233649848?chn=ps

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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:56 pm

That looks similar to what was on the passenger side (the mount looks tall enough). The driver's side was cable control adjustment.
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby kansasboy001 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:35 pm

Having just done the dodge mirrors swap with Ross mounts it's definitely worth it. I used electric mirrors with a switch from a 1995 Grand Cherokee
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby deckroid » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:02 pm

I just put mine back on today.

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Not wired yet, but I like these tons better. Before, I always felt like I was looking in my wife's compact mirror she keeps in her purse.

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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby SJTD » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:27 am

What keeps them from swinging back?
Sic friatur crustulum

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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby mx71 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:38 am

So this is the stock one yours had? I tried forever to find a passenger side one of these, but since they were an option, I'm sure they're super rare.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... chrome.jpg

If you have a 77, I can't imagine yours didn't come with the first link style I sent.

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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby letank » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:09 pm

this is the best looking one, from sonoraed, or FastEddie J10 rebuilt

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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:22 pm

mx71 wrote:So this is the stock one yours had? I tried forever to find a passenger side one of these, but since they were an option, I'm sure they're super rare.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... chrome.jpg

If you have a 77, I can't imagine yours didn't come with the first link style I sent.



The link above is what I had on the driver's side. The earlier link you referenced was close but not exact to the passenger side. It's possible someone added the passenger side at the dealer or themselves. But there are only one set of holes in the door and it's OEM paint.
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Re: Mirror Mirror on the door

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm

Thanks all for the input. My gut is now to go with Ross' mounts, albeit I may round off the 45 deg cuts and chrome them, and go with the Dodge mirrors in chrome. They are big enough to be useful and have enough of a 70s feel for me.
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