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bertfam

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Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« on: March 22, 2010, 03:11:03 AM »
I'm working on a Mirror report for the group and need information from you EARLY (August/September 1968 timeframe) 1969 Camaro owners with an original factory installed remote mirror.

The 1968 Remote Mirror utilized an intermediate "adjusting collar" because the mirror was used model wide. It also had two small drain holes on either side of the bottom of the mirror "head".

The 1969 Remote Mirror didn't utilize the intermediate "adjusting collar" because each mirror was specific to each model car. Each had their own part number and were designed just for the slope of the drivers side door. The 1969 mirror also had a center "oblong" drain hole in the bottom of the "head" instead of the two small holes as used in the 1968 mirror.

My data indicates that the 1968 version was produced up to August, 1968 (8-DMI-8), but was this mirror installed on any 1969 models from the factory, or was it an over the counter service replacement?

So, I need everyone with an early (August or September, 1968) produced 1969 model year Camaro with the FACTORY installed D33 Remote Mirror (that's VERY important. It has to be the original factory installed mirror), to take a look at theirs and tell me if it has the intermediate "adjusting collar" and the two drain holes like the 1968 mirror, or if it has the center "oblong" drain hole without the intermediate "adjusting collar".

Please let me know the build date on your trim tag, if it's a Norwood or Los Angeles built car and the date code etched into the glass.

Thanks
Ed

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 02:48:47 PM »
Ed,
I have a couple of remote mirrors but unfortunately they are not original to my '69 car. Do you have the casting number from the iside of the base that would ID a correct one? The 2-piece mirrors I have don't seem to sit exactly right on the door but it might be just from my bracket being loose/worn. My bottom piece of black steel that the screws attach to the door skin seems to be a little weak so that might be the problem I am having. It would be good to know if I just have the wrong mirrors.

-Mark.

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 11:13:15 PM »
Hi Mark. Yes, each specific year has a different casting inside the base than the next year, and for 1969, each model has their own casting number. For the 1968 and 1969 Camaro they are:

1968 - The casting number inside the base is 15-2078.
1969 - The casting number inside the base is 15-2270, but it also has CAV-2 and an alphabetical time clock going from A through L on it.

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 06:21:37 PM »
 Looking for any pictures of all three years of the remote mirrors please! Thanks,RSR

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 04:35:27 AM »
Are you still looking? I believe my 69 remote mirror is original. How do I validate and what pictures are you looking for?

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 10:17:45 PM »
I just checked mine. It has an oblong hole on the bottom and 14-2269. It's original. My car was delivered May 1969.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 10:19:11 PM »
Also, the glass has 10-DMI-8

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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 06:41:56 PM »
This may be a dumb question, but is a remote mirror an optional passenger side mirror? Or is it the driver's side mirror on the LH door?
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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 06:50:49 PM »
Jimmy the remote mirror is the drivers side mirror that allows you to adjust its position from within the vehicle.

First generation Camaros had no side mirror option for the passenger side door from the factory but many dealers installed them, and many owners installed after market mirrors on both doors. 
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Re: Early 1969 Remote Mirrors
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 03:59:23 PM »
My car is Oct 68, ie 10B build. Has original mirror. Is that too late? I know glass is 10-DMI-8 like above.
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