1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by 428cougarguy » 21 Mar 2017, 21:16

Mike, your next project needs to be get that mirror repainted....LOL...many chips, etc.

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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 22 Mar 2017, 18:30

428cougarguy wrote:
21 Mar 2017, 21:16
Mike, your next project needs to be get that mirror repainted....LOL...many chips, etc.
If I paint it then I'll have to restore the whole car, LOL!

Seriously though, the screw holes in the base are all cracked out and held together with JB Weld. However, I did snag a nice replacement to swap in once I get around to paint work ;-)
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by waterlife » 25 Mar 2017, 09:46

Thats something I intend to do. I noticed that the driver door is made in a way that there is a"platform" for the mirror to sit on, but none on the right door, is this an issue? I also notice that the mirrors are different on 1969/ 1970/ 1971, am I correct?
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 28 Mar 2017, 15:05

waterlife wrote:
25 Mar 2017, 09:46
Thats something I intend to do. I noticed that the driver door is made in a way that there is a"platform" for the mirror to sit on, but none on the right door, is this an issue? I also notice that the mirrors are different on 1969/ 1970/ 1971, am I correct?
Al
No issue with mounting on the passenger door. The mirror base sits nicely in the groove of the door.

Technically, 69's did not use the passenger side sport mirror from the factory, and in 1970 the passenger side sport mirror was only installed on Eliminators. However, the '70 mirror can be installed on a '69 without issue.
I don't have any knowledge regarding the 1971 mirrors - sorry!
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by waterlife » 28 Mar 2017, 15:30

The 1969-1970 drivers mirror are different, its crazy
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 31 Mar 2017, 14:25

waterlife wrote:
28 Mar 2017, 15:30
The 1969-1970 drivers mirror are different, its crazy
Bases should be the same, but yes, the adjustment levers are different! Good catch :-)
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by wawazat » 28 Mar 2018, 19:06

Thanks for this thread! I started the install process on my '69 tonight. Covered the area with painters tape, laid out the holes and hit them with the center punch. Had plans this evening but will try and finish install and post pics tomorrow.
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by wawazat » 30 Mar 2018, 11:03

Mirror installed and looks great!

The installation kit I picked up at NPD (17696-4AK) was different than that shown in the video. It only had a single large nut that went over the threads and the SHCS (bolt) was shorter. I used some black RTV in the hole before setting in the Riv-nut then put the bolt thru the nut with washers on both sides. I put my open end 7/16" on the nut then tightened the SHCS with the provided Allen wrench to compress the Riv-nut. Cleaned up the extra RTV then installed the mirror. I'm happy and on to the next project. I'll get pics up tonight.
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 30 Mar 2018, 14:13

wawazat wrote:
30 Mar 2018, 11:03
Mirror installed and looks great!

The installation kit I picked up at NPD (17696-4AK) was different than that shown in the video. It only had a single large nut that went over the threads and the SHCS (bolt) was shorter. I used some black RTV in the hole before setting in the Riv-nut then put the bolt thru the nut with washers on both sides. I put my open end 7/16" on the nut then tightened the SHCS with the provided Allen wrench to compress the Riv-nut. Cleaned up the extra RTV then installed the mirror. I'm happy and on to the next project. I'll get pics up tonight.
Very cool! Can't wait to see pics :-)
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Re: 1970 Passenger Side Sport Mirror Install / Riv-Nut Install

Post by wawazat » 30 Mar 2018, 17:35

Blue painters tape and hole locations marked.
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Center punched the holes and then pilot holes. These are the finished OD holes.
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Here are the inserts and the new tool I mentioned above.
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Finished!
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