1970 Tri shield passenger side mirror (!!!!!)- $209 TPP

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by gd2227, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

  2. TTNC

    TTNC Well-Known Member

    Thank you for that. That photo with the bracket screwed to the outside of the door made it all come together in my head.

    Anybody using seam sealer or silicone or anything in those holes to prevent rust?
     
  3. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't use anything.

    The car also never gets wet, so...
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I can't think of any downside to doing so.
     
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  5. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    This picture tells pretty much the whole story. It's for a '72 but with the correct template the instructions are quite clear.
    1 - Position and tape the template according to the model and reference points.
    2 - Center punch through the template. I photocopied my original to not damage it.
    3 - Use small diameter pilot drill to help avoid wandering
    4 - Drill to finish size.
    5 - Attach base and gasket with supplied sheet metal screws
    6 - Locate mirror on base and attache with one screw.
    7 - Wonder if that one screw is enough to retain the mirror!
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  6. TTNC

    TTNC Well-Known Member

    Perfect!
     
  7. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Brett - did you have another mirror on there before?
     
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  8. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    There was a 70's style aftermarket one on when I got it.

    Hence, the extra holes.
     
  9. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Good job covering the holes!
     
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  10. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    - I see in the photo above: the mirror, a black gasket, a cad plated bracket with a few holes in it, and one screw. Then I see Todd's post #41 above saying he has the correct mounting screws for these. Does this mean I need more than whats in the photo to mount one of these, or are his screws a replacement for the single one in the photo for one that is more correct in appearance or something like that? The Reproduction Mirrors come with a Mounting Screw which holds the Mirror to the Bracket. I stock them as well as the Correct Hex Screws that hold the Bracket to the Door. [​IMG] Two of these are required. .35 Cents each on my Website.....

    - What does the assembly stack up look like? Is that cad bracket between the mirror and the black gasket or is it inside the door against the inside of the door skin or something? Gasket goes on top of the door, Bracket goes on top or inside of the Gasket - then the mirror mounts to the Bracket.

    - Does the window glass have to come out of the door to do this job? Nope, you can do this job without removing any glass.

    - Any difference for hardtop vs. convertible doors? Nope, all the same....

    - Anything else I should know? I have the best price! :)
     
  11. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Just got my R/S mirror from Todd. Looks great to me. I painted the lines and trishield. Still have to clean it up a bit. I'll wait until it dries thoroughly.

    MirrorGasketBthSides.jpg
    MirrorPainted.JPG
     
  12. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Nice looking Larry - did you spray and wipe or use a brush?
     
  13. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I used a small brush and scraped the excess off with my nails.
     
  14. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Larry, I thought you had a Rt mirror already. A few things on that part. I think the mirror is a really nice piece (once detailed). The gasket is super hard, I'm not crazy about it. The bracket is not as good as an original. The screw is a wack part, that's the TPP of it. Originals screws were an oval head, the screw they give you is a fillister head. So it doesn't hold as well as it could. I'm different, I drive my cars long distances (like hours) and like 75 on the highway. I got a lot of vibration from the TPP stuff. Changed it out and it's great now. If you just take your car on and off a trailer you wouldn't know. I'd advise you to use the original bracket, gasket, and screw if you have it.
     
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  15. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I did not have any problem with it to tell you the truth. It went on and is very secure with the parts I got. I'll see how it is when I drive it.

    I did have a R/S mirror. I had it re chromed, but to do it right, you would have to take the base and head apart. The head eventually got loose and would not hold an adjustment, so I took it off and used the sport mirrors until now. The TPP mirror looks a lot better than my original.
     
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  16. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Had the car out today. There is slight vibration in the R/S mirror, but nothing that I find objectionable.

    ChromeMirrorpic.jpg
     
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  17. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    I knew it, Larry! Time to junk that old car, and buy a new Mopar! They're "Mo-car", you know. It looks good. Seriously, the mirror is a really great repro part.
     
  18. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Thanks Frank,
    I really enjoy having something you don't see a lot off, something different. That's why I am a Buick guy. No Mopar for me yet. They are nice cars though.
     
  19. Xporcelli

    Xporcelli Gold Level Contributor

    I did the spray and wipe method because I chewed my nails off from nerves prior to drilling mounting holes in my fresh paint and bodywork.
     
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  20. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hahahaha!!!
     

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