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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Mirror fell out of housing on the highway

The glass and mounting hardware fell out of my mirror housing last summer on the highway (gone, shattered, boooooo) and I haven't been able to find a replacement to the actual mirror ever since. I can buy a whole new housing and mirror for $100 but that seems like a huge waste and was hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction. It's for the 69-70 racing mirrors. There is a spline that the mount pushes into that's part of the casting of the mirror body that I need to match to. Here is a link to the mirror I have.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/mirror-co...-1973/p/ME15R/
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 07:41 PM
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Really strange they sell the passenger side but not the driver side. Have you tried a mirror / glass shop in your area. They should be able to make one for you.



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7 years bad luck! just kidding, sorry couldn't resist.
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Remember the movie "Gum Ball Rally" - there was a line in the movie, "What's Behind You Doesn't Matter"


If it were mine, I'd goo to a glass shop and have them cut me a piece of mirror and glue it in until I found a matching mirror with a bad housing and part it out for a permanent fix.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 08:44 AM
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I actually think I have a couple of those in a box in my shop. I grabbed a pile of loose mirrors the last time I was at my buddy's junkyard and it looks very similar. I can dig them out tonight and see if it's a match if you'd like? Where are you located?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2017, 06:43 AM
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The mirror is the easy part, its the hardware behind the mirror that's difficult to find.

West Coast Cougar sells those parts, but they where out last time I checked.
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