C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Body
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 31 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Bair's Corvettes
CorvetteClothing.com
Volunteer Vette Products
VetteBookStore.com
Mid America Motorworks

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
LXXXII
vettejack
Featured Links
Chevrolet Corvette Restoration Guide


Buy Now
Chevrolet Corvette Restoration Guide
Chevrolet Corvette Restoration Guide


Corvette Fifty Years (Hardcover)
Corvette Fifty Years (Hardcover)


Chevrolet Corvette: 1968 thru 1982, All V8 models (Haynes Manuals) (Paperback)
Chevrolet Corvette: 1968 thru 1982, All V8 models (Haynes Manuals) (Paperback)


Corvette Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control: 1982 through 2001
Corvette Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control: 1982 through 2001



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page 1 [2]  
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
8/24/12 2:25pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
F4Gary Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
Posts: 862
What is this high and low position?

Also, just day before yesterday, I was out for a drive and went to readjust my crappy side view mirror.  As soon as I took my hand off it the mirror part fell out...at 45mph.  Censored  So much for that mirror.

|UPDATED|8/24/2012 11:25:51 AM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/24/12 4:29pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#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

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
The mirrors I bought from Eckler's(I think) were perfect repros, except for the dated glass. I changed the mirror glass out on mine. The mirrors were loose as heck from the get-go...wouldn't hold position for crap. While I had the glass out, I tightened up the strap that holds the base to the ball, and got them to hold up pretty well. I have my old mirrors in a box somewhere. I can show ya'll how to get them tightened up so they will hold their positions better(but you will have to remove the glass first). I'll try to get some pics this weekend.Thumbs Up

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/24/12 8:47pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
Case75
Former Member
- Send Private Message


, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

Joined: 6/19/2012
Posts: 230
I bought the left and right set for my '75 from Corvette Central. I've had them on for a few weeks now and up to 95 mph and both are holding their position perfectly. In fact, it takes some effort to adjust them which is good. The gaskets seemed alright. And the mounts are on good; I can rock the car back and forth while holding on to the mirror. It sure is a lot safer having the right side mirror.

____________________________________
 
Build Date: May 7, 1975. 383 w/267 RWHP/310 RWTQ
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/24/12 9:25pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
73shark
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Overland Park, KS - USA

Vette(s):
1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

Joined: 7/9/2003
Posts: 376
F4Gary said: What is this high and low position?

Al




Since the pivot point of the mirror is off-center, you can rotate it such that over half the mirror is above center and affords a slightly better view above the rear fender kickup.

BTW, the F4 Phantom is/was my favorite airplane.  Could always tell when it was a F4 going overhead when we were plane guarding in the South China Sea because of the distinctive banshee howl of the engines at slow speed.


|UPDATED|8/24/2012 6:25:57 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


____________________________________

1973 L-82 4 spd

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/27/12 11:07pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
BillinNashville
Former Member
- Send Private Message



Vette(s):
1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over

Joined: 7/3/2010
Posts: 65
It sounds like the mirror situation is gonna be tougher than I thought. My driver door mirror was attached with sheet metal screws into the fiberglass. There is no backing plate at all. Not that I can find anyway.
Did you install the plate from the inside of the door or did you have to remove the fiberglass outside panel?

____________________________________
It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.




http://www.c3vr.com/member_uploads/14401_14500/14470/Doors-off-(Copy)201261111476r.jpg
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
8/28/12 12:28pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
73shark
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Overland Park, KS - USA

Vette(s):
1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

Joined: 7/9/2003
Posts: 376
My mirror from the factory had "well nuts" in the fiberglass and that's what came w/ my psgr side mirror that I got thru parts dept.

Here they are if not familiar w/ them:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Well-Nut-6AJU9?gclid=CNWWuefdirICFUZntgodtXAAJA&cm_mmc=PPC:GooglePLA-_-Fasteners-_-Nuts-_-6AJU9&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=6AJU9&ef_id=DptPrJURzBwAAB8B:20120828162331:s


____________________________________

1973 L-82 4 spd

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
9/22/12 2:50pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
F4Gary Gold Member
Gold Member
- Send Private Message


Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
Posts: 862
tb2k82ce said: I guess you did not get a chance to check with vettsteve@AOL.com I was just over at his place and asked him he said he has GM original new or used plus some from another source that does match the GM original.  
 
Just in case anyone else is following this thread and is interested. 

I sent that guy an email a few weeks ago and never got a reply.  Still wanting a couple of good 72 mirrors (small head).



____________________________________
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
9/22/12 7:23pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
rod7515 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


Red Lion, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 1172
Gary
I got mine 2 weeks or so ago from Paragon. It is an american made. They are having some plating issues with many of them. Mine looks very nice. They still dont have the passenger side done yet but you might want to put your name on the list to get a pair if you dont want the aftermarket style.
Rodney

PS, Ive been waiting for mine since the end of April! Im A very patient person!



____________________________________

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
9/22/12 8:42pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
longhorn294 Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
- Send Private Message


DeBerry, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1971 383 Stroker- mille miglia red...5 speed

Joined: 2/27/2002
Posts: 998

  The aftermarket mirrors (Taiwan) always seem to loosen up after a while and you get a good view of the ground, as been said before. I found a way to fix them. After removing the glass, per Joel's instructions, I found there was nothing to tighten up since the nylon washer that should hold pressure on the mirror ball was split. I went to Home Depot and found some washers close in size, only thicker. and used them. I can barely move the mirror now. That was on the drivers side and now the passenger side is drooping. I will will be fixing that one soon and will try to remember to take some pictures and post them. I don't think my left mirror will EVER loosen up again. Thumbs Up  Oh, and until I can fix it, I've found a drop of super glue around the ball on the outside holds it in place... until someone bumps it...Big smile



|UPDATED|9/22/2012 5:42:19 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|


____________________________________
   I know the voices aren't real, but they have some pretty cool ideas...


 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
9/23/12 1:45am - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
daveo76
Standard Member
- Send Private Message


Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

Joined: 8/25/2005
Posts: 829
What's the procedure for getting the glass out?  I want to fix my OEM mirror.  I've often wondered if there was a way to tighten them up - glad there apparently is!




____________________________________

 

1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
9/23/12 11:26am - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#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

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
The mirror glass is held to the base with silicone....I used lacquer thinner to loosen mine. With the mirrors off the car(duh!), find a container that will hold up to strong chemicals, and is large enough to hold the mirror completely submerged. Carb cleaner, mineral spirits(naptha), paint thinner, etc. will work, but each has it's own amount of time to soften the silicone. I let mine sit for several hours, and just kinda push around on the glass every now and then to try to work it loose a little at a time. Once it is loose enough, it will pull right out. Clean the glass with soapy water asap after removing it. Don't use anything with ammonia! Ammonia will damage the silvering on the back. Amazingly enough, lacquer thinner did not...
Once the glass is out, you can see what hold the head to the base...it's kinda cheesy, but that's the way it has been done for years and years...


____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
9/23/12 3:29pm - Reply: 'Re: outside mirror help'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#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

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19449
Here's some pics of a mirror. This was a correct, dated glass mirror that was just hanging on my car at the time, before I sent it to get painted. Mama walked by, and knocked it off, breaking the glass. Cry I found another mirror with correct dated glass, so all is forgiven...
Anyway, you can see how the glass is held to the head with small splotches of silicone....




The mirror head is held tight to the ball on the base by this strap, which is peened. A more accurate term would be "spun". The posts that the strap is on fit all the way thru the holes in the strap. The strap is then held with tension on it, and the whole mess is put into a machine with a concave mandril over the posts. The mandril is spun quickly, with downward pressure,a nd as it spins, the post metal heats up, and melts slightly, forming a rivet-like "head" over the strap. That's what holds it all together tight. Over time, the spun "peen" loosens, and the mirrors get floppidy. To tighten them back up, I have placed the heads on heavily padded block of wood, and used a punch to re-peen the posts. Most of the time, this works. Last time I did it on one of my mirrors, I got a  little overly aggressive with the hammer, and made a couple of small dents on the outside of the mirror head.




There are other ways to tighten these things up. If you have a drill press, or a really steady hand, you could pop the straps off the posts, and drill in the center of the posts, and then either use a metal screw, or tap the holes and use a machine screw. The posts would need to be shortened slightly for this to work well, but it is another option.


____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page 1 [2]  
 Forums -> C3 Body
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30