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Old 04-01-2014, 10:18 PM
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Mirrors on 52 F1 door hinge

I have searched with no luck finding an answer. I am trying to put my doors back on with the curved arm mirrors that are supposed to fit. I did find that on '51 and '52 the hinge needs to be slightly ground down. The mirror mount is too shallow to line up with the holes on the hinge unless it is out in front where the set screws would have nothing to set on. I ground one of my hinges down as far as I dare to and it still won't quite fit. I can't see any way to get these mirrors to work. Anybody else have the same problem? Any solutions? I wonder if the other mirrors available have the same problem.
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Ok, just overly cautious. All the replies got me motivated to do some more grinding. Got it to fit.
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Haven't heard of that issue before. Whose mirrors are they? Hope you remember not to pound the pin thru without support under the bottom part of the mirror bracket?!
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On my 48, I had to grind the mirrors. It was in the area of the set screw, had to curve it a little.
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Haven't heard of that issue before. Whose mirrors are they? Hope you remember not to pound the pin thru without support under the bottom part of the mirror bracket?!
Yes, they went in great with a hardwood block below. I had to grind off about 1/16"+ of the curve on the hinge so that the holes would line up. Also had to grind off the casting line on the back of surface of the mirror mount and a little more - like rhopper. These came from Dennis Carpenter from Taiwan. At first I was afraid that I might grind through the hinge, hard to tell just how thick it was. I got online and read from several sites that the 51-52 had fatter hinges and they needed a little grinding. More than a little... but got it to fit. Now on to the passenger side.
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This is how much I had to grind off on the passenger side.
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