Dual Mirrors

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Re: Dual Mirrors

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Post by Comp Elimn8r » 07 Jun 2017, 14:44

snafu wrote:
07 Jun 2017, 12:05
Australian passenger door or American passenger door?
USA passenger door ie right side.
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Re: Dual Mirrors

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Post by Comp Elimn8r » 07 Jun 2017, 14:50

Don Rush wrote:
07 Jun 2017, 12:13
snafu wrote:
07 Jun 2017, 12:05
Australian passenger door or American passenger door?
No difference... Keep in mind this was a 1970 Torino mirror that was somewhat of an after-thought. It was not designed for the Cougar specifically but "it works".
Thanks for all the replies fellas it clears up a lot of things, Was this Torino mirror the same measurements on the base? The holes I have in the original door seem to be spaced longer than the drivers one.
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Re: Dual Mirrors

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Post by Don Rush » 07 Jun 2017, 15:22

Correct, the DS "Torino" mirror base is different in every way including length. If you look at the casting number on the base it should read D0OB-17713-AW, the Ford service replacement part number for the entire kit was D0OZ-17682-D. A 71 mirror will work just as well with a casting number of D1OB-17713-AWA. Many people misinterpret it as D10B-17713-AWA, DI0B-17713-AW or Dl0B-17713-AWA. The 1971-73 base is actually about 1/16" taller, but you will be hard pressed to visually see the difference between a 70 and 71-3. Even when they are placed side by side.
Replaces Ford part # D0OZ-17682-D.

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Re: Dual Mirrors

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Post by Comp Elimn8r » 07 Jun 2017, 16:01

Thanks Don, it looks like another part I will be buying at some time.
Sorry for the copyright infringement, but those green Eliminator pics are the motivation for finishing mine lol.
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Post by leonbray » 07 Jun 2017, 16:16

Get the convex glass when you order. Adjusting the flat glass to get a good view of the rhs lane pushes it out of the housing, even with a LHD car
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Post by Don Rush » 07 Jun 2017, 16:41

Comp Elimn8r wrote:
07 Jun 2017, 16:01
Thanks Don, it looks like another part I will be buying at some time.
Sorry for the copyright infringement, but those green Eliminator pics are the motivation for finishing mine lol.
No worries, we see those pics all over the net and it brings fond memories of driving the car back.

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Post by blaineja » 28 Aug 2017, 08:52

Just noticed this post and it got me thinking. Did Ford/Mercury offer the passenger side mirror for the
69 Cougar models as a Dealer installed option? Trying to keep my Cougar as close to original as I can but
would love to justify the passenger side mirror.

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Post by cj750 » 28 Aug 2017, 13:54

My '69 has a passenger side mirror that I suspect (but can't prove) was dealer-installed. The paint and patina matched the rest of the car perfectly when I bought it in '83. It was quite a while before I learned it wasn't actually supposed to be there. The numbers on the base identify it as a Mustang part. Which makes sense for cars sold during the '69 model year, prior to the '70 Torino/Eliminator mirror becoming available.

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Post by blaineja » 28 Aug 2017, 19:44

Very nice. I always felt that the dual mirrors make the Cougars look better.
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Post by Don Rush » 29 Aug 2017, 09:43

No 69 got the PS mirror dealer installed or otherwise as the part was not in production until the first of the 1970 Torinos were made.

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