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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2013, 11:01:31 PM »
I finally got a reply from Paragon and they do install the dated glass in house. I have neither of my originals so I'm going to go for the Paragon's. I hear they are good quality. If I was to locate originals with possibly good dates they would probably be in terrible condition. I'm thinking this is the only way to go, but before I do anything I could use the opinions of you all here. Should I get them? If so, I think a 9 DMI 5 would be good for the driver side but I'm up in the air for what date on the passenger side. I'm thinking after my build date by a couple of weeks, which still would be a June date 9 DMI 6. My car is an early first week 06A built Z.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 03:40:52 AM »
Gary,

The format should be 'mo'-DMI-'last digit of the year' ...  ie for yours it would be 5-DMI-9     if I understood your intent.    On my mirror, the code is upside down, and located on the bottom of the mirror (mine is an original remote mirror).
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 01:38:30 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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Ed I guess I missed this. Do you want any and all mirrors or just certain dates/years?  I still have my original put up but the date and code is still on it. I used a repop because mine is in bad shape.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 02:39:39 PM »
Has anyone had any luck getting a pic of the date code? I've tried several times and just can't. The printing is small, and shooting into the reflection of a mirror doesn't help. Any suggestions?
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2013, 05:13:34 PM »
you'll have to position your lighting and camera off angle to minimize reflections.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2013, 05:43:23 PM »
Your right. I have been researching this the past few days and got all faclemped. As a matter of fact I wrote down 5-DMI-9 for the driver side and 6-DMI-9 for the passenger side on paper so I would have the correct dates when I ordered them. Whew, that would have been a disaster if I ordered the wrong dates.


Gary,

The format should be 'mo'-DMI-'last digit of the year' ...  ie for yours it would be 5-DMI-9     if I understood your intent.    On my mirror, the code is upside down, and located on the bottom of the mirror (mine is an original remote mirror).
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2013, 07:53:58 PM »
Good picture Gary. I'll have to go back and try again. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2013, 09:55:49 PM »
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Do you want any and all mirrors or just certain dates/years?

No, I don't think I need anything right now. I'm still looking for some of the later mirrors with the DMC logo, but I have enough DMI logo pictures.

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2013, 06:49:48 PM »
 The mirror on my 02E, NOR, L-35 has the script 4-DM-an R in a circle then 4. Its a round mirror, no bow-tie. I can barely make out the numbers on the base as NH 151339.  ???

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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2013, 08:26:07 PM »
Interesting on the dates as our 68 01B has a Oct. 67 dated (10-DMI-7) mirror.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 02:24:05 AM »
Hey guys, I got my mirrors today from Paragon. Look great. I definately would recommend them if you are missing your originals.
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 02:42:36 AM »
Did they provide info on how to remove the old mirror and attach the new one?
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2013, 08:56:39 PM »
Actually if you buy the mirrors from them and the dated glass too then the price of the glass installation is included in the price of the dated glass. But to answer your question, when I got the mirrors everything was all done for me and there wasn't any instructions or other paperwork. If you need mirrors anyway just get Paragons. I'm impressed with these if they are reproductions. Nice and tight at the swivel not like a reproduction one that was on my car when I got it. You slam the door and the mirror head just flops around. Even driving, the force of the wind will push them around.

Did they provide info on how to remove the old mirror and attach the new one?
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2013, 09:49:55 PM »
That sounds good..  :)    I thought you'd only purchased the dated mirror glass, and was going to install it yourself in your original housing...
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Re: Any info on door mirror dates.
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2013, 12:21:21 AM »
Even if I had the originals still after 40 something years they would be terrible looking. Getting them rechromed would be expensive I  think. Putting new glass in a rechromed original mirror would be ok too. Hmmm, need to find out what someone has paid to have their mirrors rechromed if anyone has even done it. I wonder if Ed would know if it would be worth the trouble to rechrome originals and how the glass is actually installed. I thought I read somewhere you can use a heat gun to remove mirror glass but had to be careful so the heat wouldn't crack the glass.


That sounds good..  :)    I thought you'd only purchased the dated mirror glass, and was going to install it yourself in your original housing...
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