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  1. #26
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Absolutely.

    Take two, they're small.

    John
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  2. #27
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Ok I got the Mirrors now I need the Gaskets for the Buick's, the ones I got were off a donor Oldsmobile and they are Close the gaskets will make the difference as per the post on the sport Mirrors by Duane, and I can't find this www.classiccarinteriors.com on the web, can somebody point me in the right direction please.

    Thanks
    Chris
    Chris Genova
    1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
    350 2BRL Automatic
    Meaford,
    Ontario, Canada

  3. #28
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Duane's site is down...call him direct or send him a PM.
    George Nenadovich
    Buick Performance Club Founder
    www.BuickPerformanceClub.com

  4. #29
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    I sent him a Private message no reply yet. I thought his site must be down.
    Don't have his number, would call if I had it

    Thanks
    Chris
    Chris Genova
    1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
    350 2BRL Automatic
    Meaford,
    Ontario, Canada

  5. #30
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Chris,
    I am completely out of the mirror gaskets at this time and will not have any for another 4-6 weeks.

    If you need to contact me you can call 610-544-6776 after 7:30 PM eastern. If you call do not leave a message but please call back until you reach me.
    Duane
    Duane Heckman, Owner of Classic Car Interiors

  6. #31
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    No problem Duane I don't need it soon so when you get some put me on your list message me and I will take a set. I hope to need them by the spring time

    Thanks
    Chris
    Chris Genova
    1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
    350 2BRL Automatic
    Meaford,
    Ontario, Canada

  7. #32
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Chris,
    I can guarantee I won't remember this post by the time I get them in, too many things going on right now.

    If you want a pair my advise is to call me closer to when they are back in stock and we can write up an order.
    Duane
    Duane Heckman, Owner of Classic Car Interiors

  8. #33
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    will do

    thanks
    Chris
    Chris Genova
    1971 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
    350 2BRL Automatic
    Meaford,
    Ontario, Canada

  9. #34
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    Default Re: Updating sport mirrors

    Quote Originally Posted by tt455 View Post
    70-72 Pontiac GTO and LeMans sport mirrors are the same as Camaro and Trans Am mirrors,still not correct for 70-72 Skylarks.
    The mirrors from 1971-72 Pontiac Grand Prix are correct however. I got a pair from a '71 GP in a bone yard, and the casting numbers are identical to those in Duane's article. LINK These will still require Duane's gaskets to fit correctly on 1970-72 GS doors, as the GP gasket is different. To verify fit, I put these mirrors on my GSX using the original Buick gaskets. The Grand Prix mirrors indeed mounted at a level attitude.

    Jim J.
    Jim Jones

    BPG #2200
    GSCA Drop-out

    70 GSX #348 Stage 1, Q-Q, TH400, no A/C.
    70 Stage 1 58-58/Black buckets, TH400, no A/C (work-in-progress).
    70 Stage 1, 78-F/Burnished Saddle buckets, M-21, (HOME AGAIN!).

    USED-TO-BEs

    70 GS455 Conv. 19-A/White buckets, TH400.
    70 GS Stage 1, R26-B/Black buckets, M-21.
    70 GS455 Conv. 55-E/Burnished Saddle bench, TH400.
    70 Stage 1, 10-F/ Burnished Saddle buckets, TH400.
    70 GS455, 55-B/Black buckets, TH400.

    and...STILL LOOKING

  10. #35
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    So has anyone ever figured out a way to fit any GM sport mirror on a 68-69 Skylark/GS?

    The angle is much different, more vertical.


    [img] http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/bln...136m35_20.jpeg [/img]

  11. #36
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Larry
    1998 "Fully Optioned" SC3800 Riviera
    70 GS 455 Stage1, TSP 470, 602 HP@ 5900, 589 TQ @ 4900
    TA Hyd Roller Cam, 230*/238*, 112, .544"/.577" lift, 4-7 swap
    MSD Digital 6+, Ignitionman Distributor w/MSD trigger
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    Best E.T. 11.54 Best MPH, 116.06
    Larrymta@verizon.net, GSCA #291
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  12. #37
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    1970 1981 Camaro our the same as skylark.if you have a skylark and a Camaro mirror put them on a flat surface and do measurments.i make gaskets now and sell on ebay.the wedge gaskets our .032 on one side and .009 on other.they coast a lot to have made.iam sure the people on this board will not believe me.ive sold about 20 sets.

  13. #38
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Copeddler68, 70-81 Camaro mirrors are NOT the same. The only part that MIGHT be the same is the mirror lens house/backing. The mirror glass itself WILL be DIFFERENT after the convex "OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR" went into production. The pedestal stand and the body itself are NOT the same. Look at the casting numbers inside and you will see that they are DIFFERENT . Yes, they will physically fit, and you can simply flip the stock CAMARO gasket and trim off the 'locating dot' to make them work.
    http://www.buickperformanceclub.com/SportMirrors.htm

    BUT THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.
    Last edited by steve covington; 02-14-2016 at 10:10 PM. Reason: CORRECT info
    71 skylark convertible
    71 gs 455 convertible; auto with a/c; 05d build
    72 skylark coupe: GS455 vert's baby brother:soon to grow up
    84 t-type with 86 gn powertrain
    86 t-type WH1 AQ9 seats
    86 t-type black paint, grey BENCH seat (A65), Tilt.. BARE OPTIONS
    87 turbo limited (original owner/ GMODC car)
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  14. #39
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    they our the same.with skylark gasket they work perfect.ive sold a lot of mirrors your wrong.fliping gasket does nothing.

  15. #40
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    OK, so you've SOLD a lot of mirrors. Still does NOT make them correct. The casting numbers on Camaro's are NOT CORRECT. Just look at the link that SEVERAL people have provided. Just trying to PREVENT somebody that does not know better from getting the WRONG MIRRORS...
    71 skylark convertible
    71 gs 455 convertible; auto with a/c; 05d build
    72 skylark coupe: GS455 vert's baby brother:soon to grow up
    84 t-type with 86 gn powertrain
    86 t-type WH1 AQ9 seats
    86 t-type black paint, grey BENCH seat (A65), Tilt.. BARE OPTIONS
    87 turbo limited (original owner/ GMODC car)
    89 firebird SR71 blackbird: 4.1 turbo/200-4r
    00 S10 parts getter/ junkyard dog

  16. #41
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by copeddler68 View Post
    they our the same.with skylark gasket they work perfect.ive sold a lot of mirrors your wrong.fliping gasket does nothing.
    Nope. No they are not. If someone were to install as you say they can, and bring a car to be judged, they WILL lose points (1 for each incorrect mirror) when we judge. Done it before. Will do it again if need be.

    Folks should follow Duane's information linked here: http://www.buickperformanceclub.com/SportMirrors.htm .


    If you don't follow what Duane took years to research for us all, your sport mirrors will look goofy as they will not be level but rather be tilted. And I'll take points off of your car in judging.
    Brad Conley. 70 GSX Prototype, 71 Black GSX, 87 GNX Prototype, 75 Skyhawk, 2 86 GN's, 72 Centurion Convert and a host of other Buicks!

  17. #42
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    Default Re: Are all sport mirrors the same?

    I don't know the specific years but the Camaro mirrors are definitely different. Even if you do use an angled gasket, so the top of the mirrors are parallel to the ground when installed, the ones I have seen use a "taller" base then the correct mirrors.

    What you end up with is a mirror that does not look "quite right" when it is installed on the car.

    Now for most people that put "drivers" together it would be fine, but for others it will not work.


    Then there are other sport mirrors that have a wider "front-to-back" base which requires a longer wedge shaped gasket. These mirrors also have a larger top housing with a larger mirror inside them. They end up looking totally wrong.

    The bottom line is my article spells out the correct mirrors, however there are other mirrors out there that would work fine for a driver.
    Duane
    Duane Heckman, Owner of Classic Car Interiors

 

 
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