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« on: June 17, 2013, 02:18:43 PM »

The door mirror on my 67 will not hold where I place it. Is there a way to tighten the pivot point or ball of the mirror to remedy this problem or do I have to replace the whole unit?

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 04:56:53 PM »

Common problem with the repro mirrors for all first gen's.

I've heard that some have had luck by removing the mirror glass and tightening something(screws?) behind it...
Glass can be removed by soaking the whole unit overnight in mineral spirits to loosen the glue.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 01:23:21 AM »

This was discussed at length in another thread. Use the advanced  search for: loose door mirror. Should get you there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 06:21:14 AM »

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9441.0
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 01:17:26 PM »

Thanks to all that responded to this question and special thanks to Lakeholme for finding the link that instructs you on how to solve the problem.

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 05:52:27 PM »

I guess you could use the slow messy method in the above link.

What I did was much quicker and easier. I used a small hammer and a sharp punch. I removed the mirror and turned the head to expose the part of the ball that is normally covered. I used the hammer and punch to knurl the ball. I then moved the head some and knurled the other side of the ball. The mirror is nice and tight now and the knurling is hidden when the mirror is returned to its normal position. It is a quick and dirty fix and that works great!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 09:41:54 PM »

I guess you could use the slow messy method in the above link.

What I did was much quicker and easier. I used a small hammer and a sharp punch. I removed the mirror and turned the head to expose the part of the ball that is normally covered. I used the hammer and punch to knurl the ball. I then moved the head some and knurled the other side of the ball. The mirror is nice and tight now and the knurling is hidden when the mirror is returned to its normal position. It is a quick and dirty fix and that works great!

How did you get the mirror out?
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »

What he did was take the mirror off the car and punched the ball.
He did not remove the mirror glass.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 02:48:24 PM »

I guess you could use the slow messy method in the above link.

What I did was much quicker and easier. I used a small hammer and a sharp punch. I removed the mirror and turned the head to expose the part of the ball that is normally covered. I used the hammer and punch to knurl the ball. I then moved the head some and knurled the other side of the ball. The mirror is nice and tight now and the knurling is hidden when the mirror is returned to its normal position. It is a quick and dirty fix and that works great!

How long since you did it, and how many miles?
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 02:03:37 PM »

I has been at least three years since I fixed my mirror, maybe longer. I put around 1500 miles per year on the car. The mirror is still as tight as the day I fixed it. If needed I can still adjust it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 04:43:05 PM »

I has been at least three years since I fixed my mirror, maybe longer. I put around 1500 miles per year on the car. The mirror is still as tight as the day I fixed it. If needed I can still adjust it.
Thanks!  Sometime in the "dim, dark" past I heard that fix would not last.  But you've gotten good results...
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