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6/3/14 10:53am - Original Message: 'Interior mirror glass replacement'
dbarnesid
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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I bought some glass to replace the nasty original stuff. No instructions! Does anyone know how to replace interior mirror glass? (1972)

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6/3/14 11:01am - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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Smile Well, It may be a little more costly, but  when I did mine I replaced the whole mirror. Much less hassel and looks like the original. Corvette America has them for sale.

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6/3/14 11:08am - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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Yeah. You're right. But I'm stubborn. It can be done or they wouldn't sell the glass. Right?

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6/3/14 12:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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dbarnesid said:...It can be done or they wouldn't sell the glass. Right?
 

Well....yeah...how do you think they make any money? They make money every time you break the glass, and order another one.....LOL

If your mirror has a rubber gasket holding the glass in, you should be able to heat the rubber up until it is soft, and then ease the glass out. However...if your mirror glass is junk anyway, just use the old timer's method of glass removal....

Once the old glass is out, you will see how the rubber holds the glass into the housing. With some heat, and prolly a little silicon spray lube, it should go in fairly easily. Be aware tho, that the rubber gasket may be more like hard plastic by now, after all the years of being in the sun...it may disintegrate on contact. Ouch




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6/5/14 2:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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Boise, ID - USA

Vette(s):
1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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You guys are such pessimists. Smile This is without a doubt the easiest job I've done during this restore. 1) break out old glass 2) clean up any mess 3) heat up rubber retainer with hair dryer 4) insert new glass 5) have a beer...you're done

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6/5/14 2:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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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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I toll ya so! LOL
However...now you have to live with the fact that you will now have 7 years of bad luck, for breaking a mirror.....Angry

LOL  LOL

Nice job! Thumbs Up


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6/5/14 2:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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Boise, ID - USA

Vette(s):
1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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Dang... I knew I shoulda pried the old one out!

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6/5/14 3:43pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior mirror glass replacement'
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Thumbs Up I think you cancelled the 7 year bad luck period with the LUCKY DICE hanging from the dimmer handle on the mirror.  Cool

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