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Old 07-24-2011, 08:12 PM
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SD Mirrors on OBS

I decided to add the SD mirrors from a 99 as the 08 mirrors are a bit much at 800 to 1200.


before i started i spent alot of time taking measurements and just looking at it to picture how it would look.

stock mirror removed

new mirror on with 3/16 steel plate and a frame of 1/8 rod for the fiberglass to go over.

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front view

i have pics of the work in progress that i can post if anyone wants to see them.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:21 PM
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if you can get that all cleaned up that will be the first time ive personally seen it, actually looks pretty good. if you can get the 08s used, i think it will look nasty!
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Not trying to be a smart butt, or rain on your parade.. But from the pictures you posted it looks like there is going to be one heck of a blind spot, especially on the passenger side.
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it's actually not as bad as it looks in the pic. but i figure i have only had the truck since Jan so i will get used to that blind spot.

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:56 PM
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if you can get that all cleaned up that will be the first time ive personally seen it, actually looks pretty good. if you can get the 08s used, i think it will look nasty!
i've still got a bit to do but when i'm finnished it will look clean. and yes when the price of the 08 comes down i WILL be getting them.
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More pics please. Looks pretty good.
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very cool mod!!
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here are some more pics of the work in progress.

we used the mirror as a guide to put the 1/8 rod in place for the fiberglass shell.

be careful to go weld slowly as to not warp the door. ataching 3/16 steel plate to the thin metal on the door it got hot. i am getting ready to do the fiberglass and will post more pics when i can. also as you can see i chose not to attach it to the window bar because if i ever have to change the main window i will have to move the bar.
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oreocreaming had already done a similar mod with power windows that have the integrated turn signals
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...pic-heavy.html
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oreocreaming had already done a similar mod with power windows that have the integrated turn signals
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...pic-heavy.html
i like those too but i want to get the 08 mirrors when the price drops. also i still have to run new wires for lighting/turn signals.
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her are the pics of the mirrors installed






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Vent windows are one of the coolest things about OBS trucks.
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Vent windows are one of the coolest things about OBS trucks.
i have to agree. i like your ingenuity but i am partial to the vent windows and the old school stainless steel manual swing out mirrors.

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Yep I agree you got talent it dose look ok . But the vent windows is the reason I like that style of truck. I take it OBS stands for old body style. When its raining you can have a vent window open and not get soaked LOL
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I like the looks, and i have thought about doing this myself many times, just not sure if i could handle not having the vent window
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