Chipped fiberglass panels on SSII's

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    Jack Miller, thanks Nick! Now you call him too. He wouldn't budge for me on the subject last year, but you know there's strength in numbers....Oh yeah, he told me I could bring my BSA motorcycle to the show.
     
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    Okay guys...I took what all of you said, and went the cheap route. THANK GOD! I tell you what, a little 600 grit, tape, time, $3 a can spray paint and I'm hooked. Looks like brand new. I appreciate the tips.
     
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    Glad to hear they turned out good!
     
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    Side mirrors

    Paul,

    My SSII, (formerly Richard Thrasher's, formerly David Windom's formerly who the hell knows) has a defunct side mirror only on the drivers side. I see from your photo that each mirror is different. Where can I get some and how should I mount the passenger side mirror? Did some SSII's come with one mirror or is there some bondo on my passenger side windshield frame I don't know about? Are there specs on how high they were originally mounted? I guess I'll need a magnet for the bondo question and a drill for the mounting one but I just wanted to bounce that off you since you seem to have done it right on yours.

    Alex
     
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    Re: Side mirrors

    SSII did not come standard with passenger mirror. It was a dealer option.

    This is how mine came from the factory. We had the dealer put the passenger side mirror on... I took it off recently. It is pretty useless, truth be told, if there is any precipitation or dirt on either the mirror or the windshield...

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    Super Scout Specialists sells them now.
     
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    Patrick,

    First question, how do you guys copy and paste messages, and second, my line setting ticket does not specify color, or at least that I know of. I'm pretty sure the original color is brown (it has been repainted) but is there a code on the ticket that delineates color? The engine compartment is brown so I'm assuming that it's original.

    Alex
     
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    Quoting and Colors

    For colors, goto this thread. I think it answers the question

    http://bbs.binderbulletin.org/forum...eadid=1335&highlight=paint+and+color+and+code

    As for quoting, see attachment...
     

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    Re: Re: Quoting and Colors

    No worries. We all do that kind of stuff... ;)

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    Alex,
    Pat's correct, passenger side was an option.
    SSS has them I believe. If not, there's a guy in MI who will send you one. Vince Renger. (313) 526-2816. You have to drill 3 holes in your windshield frame, then install a threaded insert. Sort of like a wall anchor. It's kind of a pain, as you have to grip the edge of the anchor, insert a bolt, and expand the dang thing till it grips. Pat's correct, they're not that great. The reason it sits up so high in my pic is that you have to view the mirror by looking through the windshield! I haven't been able to adjust it so you can see it through the door. The driver's side is hard enough to get adjusted correctly, that's why they look different. Also, the both vibrate pretty good at any speed. I put those cheap little 2" diameter convex rotating mirrors in the bottom corner of both my mirrors. Worked out pretty good. All in all, if I had to do it again, I probably wouldn't go with a passenger mirror. I put it on there for my wife mainly, and even she isn't impressed with it! Well, good luck. Give me a yell if you need someone to talk you through it!
     
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    It may not be the worlds greatest mirror but I would not be without one. I pull a trailer and the law says I need one but even if I didn't I would still have it for those days when you just can't see out the back window. It is hard to adjust. The mirror on mine is just a flat mirror. I am going to try and get a slightly concaved mirror to replace my old mirror on the passenger side. That should make adjustment easier and not be that hard to find since it is only a Jeep mirror with a special bracket and arm bent for a Scout. I have been meaning to hunt one down for a while, but this thread has inspired me. I'll try to get it done this week. If I find one that works better I'll let the rest of you know.
     
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    Paul/Ron,

    So let me get this right...my SSII has Jeep parts on it? The mirror/frame is the only thing that is bad. The socket has rusted in place and cannot be moved. When I try to rotate the mirror, the frame crumbles under the pressure and the rust faries start to fly. Maybe if I was 5'6" I could see out the damn thing but @ 6'2"....well you get the picture. I look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame when I look for cars.

    If I can get just the mirror from Jeep that will be all I'll need. The more I read about the passenger mirror the more I like just one.
     
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    Hey Ron,
    Yes, it's pretty much a Jeep mirror! Another trick you might try, the tube that mounts to the windshield frame bracket has one bolt through it, 2 holes one on either side of the tube. I took the bolt out, adjusted the mirror (with a friend) to where I didn't have to stoop to see out of it and drilled another set of holes to hold the mirror in that position. If you look at my pic you can see it sits up a little higher than in Pat's pic. Pat's is the correct factory position, I just like mine up a bit higher. And I'm only 5'6".....:D
    Good Luck!
     
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    Oops, last post should have said Hey Alex! Sorry Ron!
     
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    Paul,

    I just checked out JC Whitney and you guys are good. They have a pair of mirrors for $36 that comes complete with arm. I'll check with SSS and Vince Renger before I pay $36 for four ( 2 arms & 2 mirrors) things when I only need one. I'm just a little tight if you haven't figured out by now.

    Alex
     
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    Another thing that will help is to replace the plastic bushing with an aluminum bushing. I did a quick search and found the parts on tellico4x4.com but I am sure other places with jeep parts have them also.Bushings were 13 dollars a pair. For a square black powder coated mirror they wanted just over 20 each and they list convex mirrors as an option also. They also have Chrome if you want to look fancy.
     
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    AFAIK they can't require you to have something like that when it didn't come with your vehicle.

    Of course CA is always trying to take away more rights, so it wouldn't surprise me if they tried something like that there...
     
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    Mirrors and Trailers

    Washington also requires a passenger side mirror for towing applications.

    I don't *think* the original SSII mirrors were jeep mirrors. I know that the ones that are sold now are for a Jeep application though. Not that it matters, really. Dana axles were made for more than one vehicle... ;)
     
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    Messed up state for sure. I actually got a ticket once in a 61 chevy truck because it had no center rear view mirror, even though it never had one from the factory. I am lucky though, I'm in one of the few counties that does not requier a bi annual smog check. Now that would be a nightmare.
     
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    Pat, I think you're right. Original mirrors on SSII's weren't "Jeep" mirrors, but nearly identical. I would guess they would interchange without much trouble. Well, good luck Alex, let's see some pics on the project!
     

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