: Driver's mirror. Aaaaaaaaaaaagh!



Rob Benham
02-03-09, 11:31 AM
Green 95 FWB


Somebody who shall remain nameless, and in her eyes, blameless, hooked the driver's mirror on the center pillar of our garage. Not bad really, first ding since 1970.

Anyway, it's cracked the outer casing and left the mirror pad lying on the ground. I'm looking at rebuilding this one, but since I'm trying to sell the car as a tomorrow's classic, I want to get it back to spec as soon as possible.

Used parts? Guess, they're hen's teeth aren't they?

This one is medium to dark green metallic.

Any help as to where to get just the glass would be a first step.


Thanks,

Rob.

jayoldschool
02-03-09, 12:05 PM
Repros are cheap. I'll see if I can find a link for you...

Here is one on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MIRROR-chevrolet-CAPRICE-95-96-power-heated-1995-1996_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a 2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q 3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZite m230323233962QQitemZ230323233962QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ 5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories). 60 bucks, power, heated. There are lots of them. Dorman is the manufacturer, so you should be able to order it locally at any parts place that carries Dorman parts.

http://cpwstore.carpartswholesale.com/catalog/images/prodimage/images/kool_vue/GM31EL.jpg

Rob Benham
02-03-09, 02:02 PM
Thanks for that.

I've got the old one in bits on the bench. Just getting the door trim back will be a chore.

Mine is bent, and getting it true will be a challenge, but I thought that I'd give it a go. Trouble is, the plastic is broken in numerous places - supports etc. - anyone know a solvent/glue that really works on Automotive plastic?

Rob

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
02-05-09, 12:07 AM
Try using CA glue. It can be found in most hobby shops and is designed for mounting rubber tires to plastic rims for Nitro powered R/C cars. Don't get it on your fingers though because the only way it will come off is if your skin comes with it. :)

96Fleetwood
02-07-09, 03:27 PM
I bought one of those ebay repro mirrors for a wagon I had, I painted it myself (www.paintscratch.com (http://www.paintscratch.com)) and installed it in 15 minutes.