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Rear View Mirror, New Life

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Steve's 70-5, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Mar 25, 2021
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Active Member 2020 Sponsor

    Louisville, Ky
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    Had a rear view mirror I bought for the Jeep a few years back. The housing that held the mirrored glass was rusted out and would not pivot. The base was in good shape. Started to look at Hot Rod part suppliers for a replacement mirror, hoping to find a replace mirror that would fit on the pivot ball. I saw mirrors that had a thread rod on the end, I got one. I was planning to find a coupling, I could weld to the base shaft and screw the mirror into it. I ended talking to McRuff about it and he said he might be able to tap the base shaft and then screw the mirror into. I told him a coupling would be fine. Sent him the mirror base and the new mirror.

    Got everything back and it looks great. This will be better than the plastic mirror and the new mirror has the tab to flip for glare. The only issue is, the new mirror is chrome. Need to figure out what color to paint the base.

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  2. Mar 25, 2021
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

    Michigan
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    Nice !
     
  3. Mar 25, 2021
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

    Albertville, AL
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    Chrome of course!:D:D
     
  4. Mar 25, 2021
    Beach66Bum

    Beach66Bum 1966 Tuxedo Park Mark IV 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Chrome is nice :D
     
  5. Mar 26, 2021
    truckee4x4

    truckee4x4 Grant Kaye 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Truckee CA
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    chrome!!
     
  6. Mar 26, 2021
    Oldpappy

    Oldpappy A.C. Fults - Curmudgeon at large 2021 Sponsor

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    We chromed everything we could in the 60s and 70s !
     
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