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Mid 60's Mirror Styles

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by WadeS, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Feb 1, 2017
    WadeS

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    Looking for some info on mirror options for mid 60's Jeeps.
    The long cane style was the most popular I'm assumingusually mounted to the lower drivers hinge
    . Also used on early Gladiators as well I think.
    Some of the mirrors were round 5 inch. Some were rectangular.
    Originals were not adjustable I believe. After markets are.
    Cheers.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Only two styles I'm aware of- round mirror on a straight arm & square one on the bent arm that came along in, IIRC, '68.

    Both mount to the lower windshield hinge.

    Either style is available in reproduction from the usual suspects & are easily closely duplicated with generic pieces from FLAPS's.

    H.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2017
    Keys5a

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    Mid-1960's, at least from '64 through around '67 had a 14 1/2" (hole to hole) non-adjustable straight arm. There was a 5" round mirror, and this mounted on a bracket attached to the left lower windshield hinge. I believe the '63-prior used the same setup, only the bracket mounted to a flat on the side of the cowl sheetmetal. On Tuxedo Park models, the mirror, arm, and bracket were chrome.
    It seems all of the re-pop mirror arms are the adjustable style used on military models.
    -Donny
     
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  4. Feb 3, 2017
    WadeS

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    Hello Donny.
    When you mean hole to hole is that just the arm or bracket as well
     
  5. Feb 3, 2017
    Dave B

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    On a 1965 Jeep CJ5A Tuxedo Park Mark IV

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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Not sure if you are aware of these>>>Outside Rear View Mirror CJ5, CJ6, Truck, Station Wagon, Sedan Delivery
     
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    Keys5a

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    My measurement is from the through pinchbolt hole at the windshield hinge end to the through bolt of the mirror stud, arm only.
    The Tux Dave pictured has the correct mirror and arm.
    I haven't seen Walck's re-pop, but it looks like they got it right.
    -Donny
     
  8. Feb 3, 2017
    Beach66Bum

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    I bought the Walck's one and it comes black painted. They say that the chroming is of poor quality from the overseas supplier and they put a coat of black paint on. I haven't tried to remove the paint yet to see the condition of the chrome. I will this weekend and post before and after pics.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2017
    wheelie

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    Donny, is that same mirror correct for my '66 Tuxedo? Don't know if I can deal with that lightening rod. :D But, I'm trying to make it correct so, I might have to.....if I can find a nice. No re-pop stuff for me.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2017
    WadeS

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    image.jpg How does this look.
    Guy said it's 14 in long total.
    Arm length is 10 in
     
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    Keys5a

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    Thats a mirror arm from an AMC intermediate CJ. I had a '72 with that same arm that had a larger rectangular mirror hanging on it. I think some Postal DJs used this arm too.
    -Donny
     
  12. Feb 7, 2017
    WadeS

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    Oh ok. Thanks Donny.
    I was thinking of buying it for my Gladiator actually. And mounting a rectangle chrome mirror.
    I'm wondering if the holes would be the same if I did end up mounting on my 66
     

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