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small-list-digest Sunday, June 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 153



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FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...
Re: FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...
RE: FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...

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Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 21:41:41 EDT
From: Pol586 aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...

Does anyone know how to keep the "flag" side mirrors from folding back so
easily? It seems that when they're knocked out of position one too many
times, it gets harder and harder to keep them in the right place or
alignment, especially after each time I close the door, hit a bump, or drive
into a vicious head wind.

I hate having to plunk down $30-45 for a replacement mirror every 6-12 months
or so (just cheap, I guess), so I've tried putting in a few drops of Loctite
blue or green. This works for a while, but the mechanism appears to be
hermetically sealed and most of the Loctite leaks out and ends up on the
door. Would appreciate any tips/tricks out there.

Thanks!
Joe
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Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 19:32:51 -0700
From: "Michael D.Sheridan"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...

Pol586 aol.com wrote:
>
> Does anyone know how to keep the "flag" side mirrors from folding back so
> easily? It seems that when they're knocked out of position one too many
> times, it gets harder and harder to keep them in the right place or
> alignment, especially after each time I close the door, hit a bump, or drive
> into a vicious head wind.
>
> I hate having to plunk down $30-45 for a replacement mirror every 6-12 months
> or so (just cheap, I guess), so I've tried putting in a few drops of Loctite
> blue or green. This works for a while, but the mechanism appears to be
> hermetically sealed and most of the Loctite leaks out and ends up on the
> door. Would appreciate any tips/tricks out there.
>
> Thanks!
> Joe

Hi Joe:

I'm not sure what you mean about *Flag* mirrors but
on my 1999 Mazda B2500 reg cab the mirrors do fold in
and STAY either in or out without the slightest notion
of not staying in one position or another.

I don't know what truck you have but if you were to
get the same mirrors as I have I know they would stay
put for you in one position or the other.

Michael
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Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 22:45:20 -0500
From: "Anthony Rio"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...

This is going to sound really goofy, and it didn't look show-room quality,
but it worked.

We had a late 80, early 90's Ranger at a company I worked at, and the
drivers mirror always folded in when you got above 45 or so. I set the
mirror so it was where I needed it (I was the only one who ever drove it)
and then put a thin bead of testor wood glue around where the mirrir met the
arm. The wood glue didn't adhre as well as the plastic glue would have, but
it adhered well enough that it would hold the mirror at speed (75+) but was
soft enough to let the mirror move if it got whacked on something.

Hey, I was 18 and it was low budget...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-small-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-small-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Pol586 aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 19, 1999 8:42 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - "Flag"-type side view mirrors...
>
>
> Does anyone know how to keep the "flag" side mirrors from folding back so
> easily? It seems that when they're knocked out of position one too many
> times, it gets harder and harder to keep them in the right place or
> alignment, especially after each time I close the door, hit a
> bump, or drive
> into a vicious head wind.
>
> I hate having to plunk down $30-45 for a replacement mirror every
> 6-12 months
> or so (just cheap, I guess), so I've tried putting in a few drops
> of Loctite
> blue or green. This works for a while, but the mechanism appears to be
> hermetically sealed and most of the Loctite leaks out and ends up on the
> door. Would appreciate any tips/tricks out there.
>
> Thanks!
> Joe
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>

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