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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Vent window hits mirror.

I can't open my vent window without moving the mirror. This can't be from factory. What is wrong with my car?

Excuse the dirty/dusty car. I just pulled it out of winter storage.
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Your mirror was installed too far forward by someone. An inch and a half or two inches I'd say.


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Hmm, I think I installed the mirror in the same holes that were there. My dad and I build the car 25 years ago. If you zoom in on the attached picture you can see where the holes are when I bought the car.
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One more pic. I don't think we drilled any holes.
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Maybe a round mirror would help. My '65 and the window doesn't hit it.


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It looks like there are two different mirrors for 67-68. One looks to be like the one you have, and the other can be adjusted from inside and is a different shape. PERHAPS the cars that had the adjustable mirrors used a different mounting location and that is what your car originally came with? I just don't enough about 67-68 Mustangs.

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Many things could explain your problem. Door replacement, car built on Monday, etc. It is the correct standard 68 mirror. Move it.

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It looks like there are two different mirrors for 67-68. One looks to be like the one you have, and the other can be adjusted from inside and is a different shape. PERHAPS the cars that had the adjustable mirrors used a different mounting location and that is what your car originally came with? I just don't enough about 67-68 Mustangs.

Yeah maybe.

It looks like I have a large hole in the middle. Perhaps for an adjustable mirror?

Did all the doors come with a large hole?

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Yeah maybe.

It looks like I have a large hole in the middle. Perhaps for an adjustable mirror? -----YES

Did all the doors come with a large hole?
----- NO




2 small screw holes for a manual mirror. 2 small and a larger one for remote mirror.

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2 small screw holes for a manual mirror. 2 small and a larger one for remote mirror.
Thanks. So I guess I just put the wrong mirror on the car. I think the mirror was missing when I bought the car.

I'll have to check if the vent window will clear an adjustable mirror.

I don't think the car had door panels on it when I bought it. I can't remember anyway if there was a hole for the adjuster. That was 25 years ago.

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