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Old 02-10-2018, 07:33 AM
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Trying to ID an old Rearview Mirror

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this (I don't think it's off an F-series) but I'm hoping one of you who wrenches on older stuff will recognize this mirror. I found it in a barn and all I know at this point is that it's mostly shaped like a Ford or Chevy mirror of the late 50s or early 60s. The only marking is a "1" on the underside. The mounting holes on the base are 4 1/2" center to center. My dad suspected it might be off a Comet, but the closest I've seen was for a Fairlane. The design on the stem is very similar to the design on the side trim of the 1959 Triumph Wagon my dad and I have been working on since I was in high school, so I'm hoping to track down the parts to make this complete and use it there.

View from the back.
View from the front. One big Phillips holds the face on.
Disassembled.The 4" round glass is missing now, but it originally had a dark smoked mirror in there (kinda creepy actually) which I promptly dropped like an idiot and broke. I'm not sure I can mount another mirror in the face I have without mangling it, or if I need a whole new face for it. If I'm going to find parts, I need to know what this was for, and my google-fu has failed me so far. Any ideas?
 
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:31 PM
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Is the a part # on the underside of the mounting bracket? If yes, you might try doing a google search on that number.

It could be OEM or aftermarket. Hard to say. I would think one could get a replacement glass without knowing make/mode/year. I suspect the glass size is pretty standard and know the diameter out to suffice.

Do you still have the broken glass? You may need to know the thickness for replacement purposes.

What held the original glass in place, a retaining ring?
 
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:01 PM
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The only number I can find on it is a "1" cast into the base. I do not have the pieces to check thickness (that would've been smart), and there was no retainer for the glass other than the rolled lip of the face. I might just order a 4" round mirror and see if I can wedge it in there without chewing up the chrome.
 
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I know it's not from any Ford, Packard or Studebaker. It doesn't appear to be from a GM, Chrysler, Hudson or Nash vehicle either.

With just the #1 marked on it, it's probably an aftermarket mirror sold by auto parts stores.

Look in the JC Whitney catalog to see if there's a mirror that matches.
 
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:59 PM
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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for chiming in! I had a look at JCW but saw nothing like this. I'll figure something out.
 
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Here is a 4 1/4" replacement glass; scroll down to near bottom of page -

https://www.internetglassnetwork.com...vette.htm#!/~/
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:02 AM
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Thanks for the link! Looks like 4 1/4" is a common size. Unfortunately this face measures closer to 4", 3 15/16" if I want to get the glass past the lip. Haven't had much luck so far. I may end up trying to cut something myself, or maybe checking with a glass shop.
 
 
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