'68/'69 GS/Skylark Mirrors

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by BigBlock68, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. BigBlock68

    BigBlock68 Love that old car smell.

    Are there any manufacturers that would be interested in making making both driver's side and passenger's side mirrors for the 1968 and 1969 model years for the Buick GS and Skylarks?

    I have yet to find any manufacturer that makes even the driver's side mirror, and many people would be interested in a reproduction passenger's side since they seem to be such a necessity in today's driving world. Plus many people don't have the time to find a NOS one, and if they do, who wants to pay $850 for a mirror for a car that going to be driven?
     
  2. David G

    David G de-modded....

    I'd like to see "reasonably" priced repros too, for both sides I suppose. However, I suspect that the demand is not high enough to warrant a mfgr making a large enough production run, to make them affordable to most of us that would be interested. Just my opinion of course, but these have been discussed many times in recent past, with nothing ever coming of it. Good luck with this, I'd love to see it happen.
     
  3. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    It would be great to see the '68/'69 passenger mirror reproduced but until this body style becomes more popular the reproduction parts will be slow coming :(

    I have never even seen a passenger side '68/'69 mirror on a junk yard car even. I wonder why they are so rare :Do No:
     
  4. David G

    David G de-modded....

    I guess back in 68/69 nobody cared about seeing cars coming up on them in the right lane... so they didn't spend the extra $$ to check off that option on the order form. :Dou:
     
  5. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    David,

    It was a dealer installed item and could not be ordered from the factory so maybe it was an item that the dealers did not try and push very hard on once they made the sale of the car :Do No:

    Buick had to make a bunch of them so that each dealer had some in stock so there has to be more NOS mirrors sitting somewhere, and I hope I find one (not for $500 :shock: ).

    :beer
     
  6. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Ahh, I was thinking it was a factory option... yeah, there must be a stash somewhere..... :)
     
  7. BigBlock68

    BigBlock68 Love that old car smell.

    Maybe I'll try contacting the guys at Cars Inc. over in New Jersey to see if they'd be interested if we could get enough people together and get some demand going. I know they do repros of '65-'67 mirrors already.
     
  8. David G

    David G de-modded....

    I would certainly be interested. Let us know what they say. If you get positive feedback, we can start a poll to gauge the real interest in getting these done.
     
  9. Jersey69ragtop

    Jersey69ragtop 69 Skylark

    Count me in!!
     
  10. gdbuick

    gdbuick Well-Known Member

    I'm in

    for the 69 skylark mirrors

    Later
    Greg
     
  11. BigBlock68

    BigBlock68 Love that old car smell.

    I e-mailed Cars Inc. and got this response which I think is fairly positive.

    "We are considering the mirrors at this time and have them out for bids. We will know more in a few months. Thanks for asking."

    So maybe with some polling and getting enough demand going they'll decide to make the mirrors for us.
     
  12. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    If the word gets out that they may be reproduced soon you will see a flood of NOS mirrors on ebay :laugh:

    Maybe we should just start a rumor :rolleyes: :laugh:
     
  13. BigBlock68

    BigBlock68 Love that old car smell.

    Haha maybe we should.
     
  14. jalopi42

    jalopi42 Don't Wait

    hello out there buick nation, I just bought my first buick and still is a problem I only need a ds gasket for original 68 skylark mirror OPG lists it for 250.00 complete pricey compared to chevelle thanks gasket anyone???
     
  15. buicfrank

    buicfrank Well-Known Member

    I might have a few blems left. pm me. Frank
     
  16. jalopi42

    jalopi42 Don't Wait

    I don't live far from you I have family still in bethel do you have a ds gasket I can arrange or send you the $$ thanks and i'm not sure what pm means
     
  17. buicfrank

    buicfrank Well-Known Member

    no gaskets. sorry. Frank
     
  18. Dalton69Skylark

    Dalton69Skylark Well-Known Member

    The OPG catalog for this year has mirrors, gaskets and also aftermarket designs that can cover the passenger side. I'm investigating. But the price tag is hefty.
     
  19. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest


    You are responding to a 5 year old post.
     
  20. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Also a 15 year old thread.
     

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