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Any info on door mirror dates.
« on: March 17, 2013, 01:20:27 AM »
Haven't seen much info anywhere on this...Is there anything noted here on CRG about door mirror date codes? Did the factory install both left and right or just the left and the dealer installed the right? If the dealer installed the right was it dated as well? I need to find dated mirror/s for my 06A early June car and trying to figure out if the ones on my car are correct and if not what dates do I need to look for.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 02:34:12 AM »
The driver side outside rear view mirror was factory installed and the date will be anywhere from a few days to several before the build date of the car. The passenger side mirror was dealer installed and can be anywhere from several weeks before the build date of the car to several weeks, or even months after. It just depended on when the mirror was installed and what the dealer ordered or had in stock. There's no set date range for passenger side mirrors.

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 03:10:19 AM »
Some good info on mirrors in this CRG thread...  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1510.0

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 03:56:53 PM »
Thanks guys. I need to check what I have to be sure of the dates. The reproduction mirrors do not have any dates or markings correct?
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 04:35:49 PM »
 They don't have dates but some vendors are offering that service to etch a date in (so I am told).

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 04:43:23 PM »
Paragon (Corvette supplier) used to supply an etched glass with any date you wanted, but I'm not sure if they still do it.

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 11:41:01 PM »
They still offer dated glass.


Exterior Rear View Mirror Glass - Dated

Paragon Number: 1109D
GM Part Number:
Exterior rear view mirror glass, dated. After adding this part to your cart, please specify the exact date you require in the item notes. If you do not know the date you require please specify the year and VIN number of your car.

Years: 1963 - 1967
Condition: New
Packaging: Each
Type: Stock

Price: $12.00

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 11:44:09 PM »
I sent Paragon email from there site but haven't recv'd a reply as of today. Has anyone bought a door mirror from them, if so, is the dated glass installed by them or does the customer have to do it.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 02:44:15 AM »
You are buying just the glass. It's real easy to put in though.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 02:51:00 AM »
Google Paragon and search- Exterior Rear View Mirror Glass. They will date code the mirror for you to install in your own base, or I'm sure you can buy a complete assembly with dated glass already installed.

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 03:38:23 AM »
Actually that is what I'm trying to find out. I've been to their website and contacted them through their website email but haven't recv'd a reply yet. I need mirrors, so I may as well get them from Paragon. I heard they were the best. I have one mirror the is a terrible repro, no date, and a mirror dated 2 DMI 7. I'm curious about this mirror though. When did GM start using the rectangular mirrors? I don't think its a 1967 date. Maybe 1977? Was GM using this mirror into the 1977 model year? I'll have to google that. I think the bullet mirrors were out by then. Hmmmm..curious.


Google Paragon and search- Exterior Rear View Mirror Glass. They will date code the mirror for you to install in your own base, or I'm sure you can buy a complete assembly with dated glass already installed.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 02:00:39 PM »
Yes, rectangular mirrors were still being used in 1977 on a lot of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, etc... models.

Would it be possible to get a high resolution shot of the date code? I'm STILL working on the mirror report and need a few date examples. My email address is in my profile.

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 04:33:40 PM »
Ed,

Do you want the date even though it is a 1977 mirror? I can sure give it a try. It may take a few days to get around to it though. I may have a few others, but I'll have to dig them out. I just have to remember where I put them.


Yes, rectangular mirrors were still being used in 1977 on a lot of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, etc... models.

Would it be possible to get a high resolution shot of the date code? I'm STILL working on the mirror report and need a few date examples. My email address is in my profile.

Thanks
Ed

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 04:53:50 PM »
Yes,  please. It was around that time frame when Donnelly changed their date code from DMI (Donnelly Mirror Inc) to DCA (Donnelly Corporation of America).

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 10:01:45 AM »
OK Ed. I'll keep you posted.



Yes,  please. It was around that time frame when Donnelly changed their date code from DMI (Donnelly Mirror Inc) to DCA (Donnelly Corporation of America).

Ed

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