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« on: April 26, 2006, 01:46:06 PM »

Can anyone tell me what mirror was mouted on my car by the pictures? Also...see the floorboards   this is what happens when you move cars wit forklifts! Good thing dynacorp has 1piece floors now Grin



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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 02:08:42 PM »

That looks like a standard (non-remote) mirror base.  They come in a round or rectangular shape.  Just make sure you get the right one for the year of your car.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 03:22:37 PM »

i knew it wasnt the remote because it dosent have a hole in th black plastic piece to the cable to go through. But i was confused because all the non remote mirrors i have seen had a squarish mounting shape. Does anyone have a link to a place where i can get the right one and all its hardware?  BTW my car is a 04A Norwood 68
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 04:16:15 PM »

Now that you mention it, it is sort of rounded...
Anyway, the "replacement originals" come as a kit with bracket, gasket and screws.  It ought to fit in the same screw holes.
Lot's of places have them.  Here's Eckler's repo:
http://www.ecklerscamaro.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=702038&dept%5Fid=1445
Of course, you can pay two hundred dollars for an original type on the same site.
I bought mine at a local place, but most of the mail order places have the same thing.

Also, take a look at this, before you put it on:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=24.0
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 05:40:17 PM »

This is the standard gasket but it dosent look even close to whats still attached to the car.

http://www.ecklerscamaro.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=703024&dept%5Fid=1475

the black piece is teardrop shaped on mine
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 09:06:01 AM »

I'm going to stick by my original statement... which included "make sure you get the right year for your car".  I knew I had seen a rounded gasket on a Chevy before... Take a look at these two sites:

http://www.mrnomad.com/product.asp?pid=658&scid=32&wf=cat

http://www.paddockparts.com/Paddock/productr.asp?pf%5Fid=W1025&gift=False&0=dept%2Easp%2Cdept%5Fid%3D5%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D%2CCamaro&1=dept%2Easp%2Cdept%5Fid%3D137%26menu%5Fid%3D%26Tree%3D0%2CCamaro%20Mirrors&2=product%5Ffamily%2Easp%2Cfamily%5Fid%3D3116%26Tree%3D1%2CMirror%20Gaskets&HSLB=False&mscssid=0D713F7FD2C449E29C81BA364769F28A

I also checked The Paddock, Classic, Rick's, Ground Up, and Old Muscle Cars, they all show the same squared off base like Ecklers for a 68 Camaro.  I've had my 68 (December, Norwood) judged twice with squared off mirror base and received no deductions for it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006, 11:47:48 AM »

So is the rounded off base mirror not origional? And that these remaining parts were from a 55-57 chevy?
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006, 01:29:31 PM »

That's what it looks like from the picture(s).

The metal piece (in your picture) which attaches to the body and base of the mirror also looks too wide for a 68 mirror.  But I'll be the first to admit that there could be some sort of exception.  I've just never seen it.  Years ago, I did own a 57, but my sister (whom I have forgiven) totaled it. 

Let me suggest that you email Bertfam (Ed Bertrand) with the picture and ask him. If the gasket has a part # on it, tell him that, as well.  I'm not trying to speak for him (and do not presume to), but I do know he has a P&A that covers 68 parts.  I've emailed with him about the P&A.  I'd love to find one, but they are expensive!
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006, 08:06:18 PM »

thesupernova86

Looks like the original part number for a 68 Camaro ourside mirror gasket was 3927398

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