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

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

  1. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    I was billed for my back orders on these so I'm assuming the 2nd batch has arrived. Mine should be here on Tuesday.

    I have the correct mounting hardware for these if anyone is in need of the correct screws.

    Best selection of Buick hardware around!?!?! Judge for yourself at..........

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    COMPTA Well-Known Member

    Hello all,

    I am happy to report that i purchased, thru Todd, one of these new mirrors and very happy with the unit. Chrome is better than original. Bout the only complaint is that i had to bend the mounting tab a bit to allow the mirror screw to align correctly. Otherwise very nice.
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    So these are back in stock?
  4. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    Yes, back in stock !

    My Price is $195.00 (Retail is $199.00)

    Plus shipping. . . .
  5. John garvey

    John garvey Garv455

    Is there a template available I’m going to be mounting One I just purchased I wondered if anybody had any measurements or a template on the board
  6. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I can't believe they don't include it. I don't have the link handy, but it's on here (I thought someone posted it in this thread).
  7. ToddsGS

    ToddsGS Founders Club Member

    If we can get the proper dimensions I'll try and post it on my site and will included it with the Mirrors when purchased through me. . . . .
  8. Lon Bauer

    Lon Bauer Well-Known Member

  9. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Here it is. You need to print it out on 11" X 17" paper

    Attached Files:

  10. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I’m debating on whether to get the chrome passenger mirror,or go with sport mirrors.
  11. mineseats9

    mineseats9 Silver Level contributor

    So I have a pretty damn nice used RH mirror I was planning on selling. Has my ship sailed on me?
  12. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I have a really nice used one too that I paid dearly for - Sold my last NOS one once this looked like it was going to happen and despite knowing that I could make them with NOS/nice LH housings & '71-72 bases (of which I have several), figured I'd hedge my bet in case the repros weren't nice but yes, I'm afraid you're correct. We lost the bet on this one.

    That being said, maybe there's some value in them for a survivor car or an older resto where that brand new chrome would look out of place, but still won't be anywhere near what they were worth.
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  13. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't worry too much. Unless these are made in America with my experience the off shore chrome doesn't stand the test of time. Might look good for a while. Original parts have stood the test of time.
    (50 years ) We no longer drive our cars exposed to the elements like rain and snow. Just my 2 cents.
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  14. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    That's probably what they're banking on. I'd gladly pay more for parts that are made here & that are so close to correct so as to kill the value of the NOS stuff.
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  15. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    I agree with you . I have a box of repro parts that aren't correct for my car and /
    or doen't fit never mind the wear factor.
    Not here to bash any suppliers here but why reproduce a part to 90 % of fit or originality. I would more than gladly pay for a 100 %.
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  16. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I keep posting comments like this hoping that the vendors read it. It's all about marginal sales so I'd think that they go into a project with the intent of making an exact repro and with a selling price in mind that the market will bear. Then the quotes come back on tooling and production parts and instead of raising the selling price they cut corners on the quality of the part making the calculation that that's what will equate to a higher sales volume. They also have to look @ how quickly their inventory will turn over - Tough in this business. Their job is to maximize their profits & maybe they know exactly what they're doing but hopefully when they do get a part correct, or close enough as the case of these mirrors or the '70 rear bumper plates, that it shows in their bottom line. Kind of surprising that the vendors don't come on here and run a poll but even then, when it comes to shelling out the $ sometimes people still won't step up.
  17. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    They are offshore,and yes,that type of chrome won’t last as long as the oldschool chrome. As long as it looks good when you buy it,that is their only concern. It’s like a Bumper Boyz bumper. Looks good until you leave the swap meet.
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  18. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    lol you are being generous giving the bumper until you leave the swap meet
  19. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    I used to go round and round with a certain vendor on 67 & 53 stuff, sent detailed pictures of repro part and original side by side with exacting description and was told my original part wasn’t the correct original part, of course this sane vendor would list a part correct for multiple years correct or not and that’s with me replying with exact parts book data.I haven’t bought from them in years nor will I
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  20. TTNC

    TTNC Well-Known Member

    I'm considering adding one of these to my car and am looking for an education on what's involved. I'm inexperienced with installing or removing these mirrors so my head is spinning with questions (probably dumb ones for some of you):

    - 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 Todds 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?

    - 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?

    - Does the window glass have to come out of the door to do this job?

    - Any difference for hardtop vs. convertible doors?

    - Anything else I should know?

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