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4/13/14 4:01pm - Original Message: 'Loose sport mirror'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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The mirror itself isn't loose.  The housing for the glass is a little loose at the point it attaches to the base.  Very secure to the car surprisingly enough.  Any easy or quick fix tips?

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4/21/14 8:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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Dave,
My '79 has the same problem.
After taking off the interior door panel, I think you need one of those flexible screw drivers to go way up through the base and then tighten the sport mirror down to it.
I also remember hearing here at C3VR that those little plastic swords that come with a drink can be wedged in between the sport mirror and post with good results.
I have'nt fixed mine yet but I thought I'd pass this on.
Kevin


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4/21/14 8:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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Thanks, I've gotta pull the door panel off anyway. Maybe I can get the mirror off easily.

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4/22/14 11:06am - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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1978 (25th Annv. Edition)Red, Black interior, 4-Speed Transmission, L-82, Power & Air, Very Rare Option Package(Only 145 Red 1978s with a 4 speed trans) & Very Original Car, with original Window Sticker, Bill of Sale and all documentaion.

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As I recall to tighten the mirror housing to the base, the whole assembly has to come off the door to get 
to the fitting to tighten the housing to the base.

It is really is not that hard to do, just a little time consuming since the door panel has to come off,
including all the parts that entails, then taking off the mirror assembly off the door.

But what else do you have to do? LOL



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4/22/14 1:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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Carson City, NV - USA

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Numbers matching 1972 350 4 speed, silver pewter body with blue interior

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My car came with a new floppy repop door mirror. Anything over 25 MPH and it lays down like an old dog. Called the shop that sold it to the PO. Their response? Take it off, soak it overnight in paint thinner, pry the glass off, pinch the the metal that surrounds the pivot ball, glue the mirror back on. Apparently there is no screw to tighten up inside the base on these. I have not tried this yet. Also, there is a set screw that holds the base to a bracket that mounts to the door. That I found. So it should come off without getting inside the door.....of course all this pertains to a repop.
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4/23/14 11:16am - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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HighDesertDave said: My car came with a new floppy repop door mirror. Anything over 25 MPH and it lays down like an old dog. Called the shop that sold it to the PO. Their response? Take it off, soak it overnight in paint thinner, pry the glass off, pinch the the metal that surrounds the pivot ball, glue the mirror back on. Apparently there is no screw to tighten up inside the base on these. I have not tried this yet. Also, there is a set screw that holds the base to a bracket that mounts to the door. That I found. So it should come off without getting inside the door.....of course all this pertains to a repop.
Dave


Well, yeah, that, and your's is an early car without the sport mirrors. LOL  Different mirrors from our early ones. Thumbs Up


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4/23/14 1:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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HighDesertDave said: My car came with a new floppy repop door mirror.
Dave


How about a "dab" of JBWeld on the bottom edge after you set it where you want it.

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4/23/14 2:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Loose sport mirror'
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JB weld fixes everything..... Big smile

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