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68 remote outside mirror
« on: January 11, 2007, 05:08:46 AM »
Does anyone have experience with the OER repro mirror for 1968 ?

I had a devil of a time with the orig. GM interior mount....wrong shape on the remote head casting of the repro mirror. I fixed this with minor filing.

Now I notice the mirror panel itself seems too loose. This is a showstopper.

Arno

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 05:20:30 AM »
No experience installing one, but I was at Classic Industries a few months ago and noticed there aren't any drain holes! I think that's probably going to be the major show stopper here.

Ed

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 05:54:00 AM »

Well I'm on mirror #2 and have the same problem. The glass is loose in the housing at all posistions. Seems OER has no known phone number for customer service. I emailed their general mailbox via their website to see if they have a solution. Anyone know how to contact OER?

I'll ask about the drain holes but i have a broken original and i don't see where they drain either.

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 07:16:00 AM »
Hi Arno -

   I just looked at the original remote mirror on my '68 Z/28.  There are two drain holes on the bottom of the mirror housing on either end.  These two drain holes are very close to the back of the mirror housing.  A 1/8" drill bit fits snug in these holes.  Hope this info helps.

Paul    

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 05:11:51 PM »
If you're buying a new side view mirror, buy it from Paragon Reproductions, they are the best and they will date them for you!  They are tight so the mirror will not blow down out of adjustment while driving down the road.

Jerry

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 05:48:28 PM »
68's have the style that have two small (about 1/8" in diameter) drain holes on the bottom of the mirror housing, one on each side (see the top picture). Starting in late 68 (I'm not exactly sure of the exact date) Donnely changed the housing. It now had a single "oblong" 1/2" slot on the bottom, center of the mirror (see lower picture). I've verified this on two seperate mirrors, both dated 7DMI8. One had the "holes" and the other had the "slot"! So sometime in July 68, the change was made. As this is VERY late for 68 cars, I can't be sure if ANY 68's came with the newer ("slot") style, but I would imagine some very early 69's came with the older ("Two hole") style. Also note that 68's have an "Intermediate" Adjusting Ring. Since this same mirror was used on all Chevrolet body styles, the assembly could be adjusted for different mountings. Loosen the screw, adjust the ring and tighten the screw. In 69, Chevrolet went to different mirrors for different models,  therefore no adjusting ring was necessary.

Ed

1968 (All Body Styles) Remote Mirror with the (2) 1/8" Drain Holes and the Intermediate Adjusting Ring:




1969 Camaro only Remote Mirror with the 1/2" oblong slot and no Intermediate Adjusting Ring:


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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 06:40:54 PM »
Hi Ed -

   Wow!  Thanks for the detailed info and photos.  I had to go look at my mirror again after reading your post and yes there is a date code on mine (I never noticed it   :-[ ).  The code on mine is:

12-DMI-7

Based on your example above my date code translates to December 1967. Is that correct?

Paul    

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 06:43:25 PM »
Paul,

Yup. December, 1967. I've seen a lot of Remote Mirrors with that date. Donnely must have made a BIG batch that month!!

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 02:31:00 AM »
Thanks Ed!   :)

Paul

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 05:14:40 AM »
Thanks for the Paragon lead Jerry.

The photos were very useful.

Arno

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2007, 05:19:56 AM »
Jerry

Paragon only carries the regular O/S mirror not the remote version.

Arno

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2007, 09:03:11 PM »
Hey Arno -

   There is a NOS one that "looks" like the one on my car, although the knob on the remote is different than mine and I can't see which type of drain hole(s) it has.  Here's the eBay link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-69-CAMARO-NOVA-CHEVELLE-SS-Z28-NOS-MIRROR-COPO-YENKO_W0QQitemZ260084432147QQihZ016QQcategoryZ140707QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2007, 09:18:26 PM »
Arno -

   I just found another NOS one that "looks" like mine.  This one has the same remote knob as mine, but the escutcheon in which the knob is mounted is different than mine (it's probably correct for a Pontiac).  I can't see the drain hole(s) on this unit either.  Here's the link on this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NOS-Pontiac-68-69-70-71-72-Chevelle-Camaro-Nova-F-Bird_W0QQitemZ220080437173QQihZ012QQcategoryZ33649QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hope this helps.   :)

Paul

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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2007, 10:02:51 PM »
That first one is a 69 Mirror and the 2nd one I can't find in my books, although I DID find the bezel. It was used on the 69 Corvair with Remote Mirror.

Ed



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Re: 68 remote outside mirror
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2007, 11:26:37 PM »
Hi Ed -

   What book are you finding this information in and where can I get one?   ???

Paul