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Mirror options - Give me some ideas.

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Red_SC

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The single exterior mirror on my Scout points directly at the ground, and no amount of reasoning will convince it to do otherwise, so I need to get a set. I looked at JC Whitney, but didn't see anything that really stood out to me. What are you running on your IH?

I'm leaning towards black mirrors, but that's not set in stone. It would also be nice if they mounted to the windshield pillar instead of the door. What mirror sources am I over looking?

I really like the mirrors on BProffer's rig. If he didn't live so far away in communist-held territory, I'd just have to buy the whole rig. This is what he has:

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rc mike

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Im using the ford mirrors now that break away. Stainless steel with bad brackets. They do mount to your door for that great vibration look.
Im sure that a third bracket would stop that vibration and I will be upgrading soon to that. For the time being thou, these mirrors have been fine and that cost is about 50.00 for the pair.
 

bproffer

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Red_SC said:
I really like the mirrors on BProffer's rig. If he didn't live so far away in communist-held territory, I'd just have to buy the whole rig. This is what he has:
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Yep, good ol SSII mirrors! I like em too! Tell you what, I'll sell you my mirrors for $4500 and include the rest of the scout free! :D (dont tell anyone, but I have found a way to smuggle goods like this out of this "communist -held territory" :eek: ) Or I guess you can just buy them from the link above, but what fun would that be? :p
 

jbgriggs

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I went to a local junkyard and found a 60 something f**d that had nice mirrors that mount to 4 places on your door (easily adjustable for individual door curves) and the mirrors have 2 positions. One for normal driving and then you can pivot them out about a foot for trailering. I've loved them and they were simple and cheap, and they look nice.
 

Darel

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I hate those four-point mirrors (why drill four holes in your door just for a mirror?) but my 200 came with them. The mirror heads were useless, nothing wrong with them, just sized and positioned exactly so that you can't actually use them to see anything. I loved the mirrors on my '97 Dodge so I went and got a pair of Dodge/chevy mirror heads and bolted them right on the four-point base.

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Red_SC

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bproffer said:
Yep, good ol SSII mirrors! I like em too! Tell you what, I'll sell you my mirrors for $4500 and include the rest of the scout free! :D (dont tell anyone, but I have found a way to smuggle goods like this out of this "communist -held territory" :eek: ) Or I guess you can just buy them from the link above, but what fun would that be? :p

Thanks all, didn't realize those were SSII mirrors. Bproffer, you don't know how much I'd like to take you up on that offer! If you were withing reasonable driving distance, I'd be sorely tempted. 'Course, my wife has always wanted to go to California... :cool:
 

fredsterra

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I have the 4 point mounted "Ford" style on mine, But I beleve any time you can take a mirror off the door your better off. I plan to paint mine in a few years, after my sons are out of school when I do I plan to repair the holes and put SS II mirrors mounted to the windshield post. I have tried a couple of different brands of mirror heads and I have never been able to keep the heads tight enough to keep from having to adjust every 50-100 miles.
 

Larry Scott

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I saw a 70's VW van with mirrors that looked adaptable to a scout. They were chrome, simple design, and like many German car parts very well made. Look in any of the rack magazines for VW cars and see the ads for VW parts.
 

dick ardrey

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on my 1980 traveler I modified the mounting and installed 1989
airostar electric mirrors. The mirors come off the junk with everything you need ie: inside the door bracing for vibration and from the dash a control switch.My control switch is mounted into the automatic , shifter cover.The mirrors are mounted in the stock scout positions and braced inside the doors.

lazer
 

rdgower

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Red_SC said:
This is what he has:

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I've seen these packaged typically as J@@p mirrors...CJ '67-97 w/various mounting brackets available. I just bought a set for $15.00 each @ O'Reilly Auto Parts. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the arms don't match. Right side goes out & up, Left side goes out only. Puts the driver's side significantly below passenger...you go down the road looking like a lop-eared dog:).

I'm using them as a "get by" and mount them on the top hinge bracket (800A with doors removed) for summer driving. To help offset the disparity, I mount the left side on top of the hinge and mount the right side on the bottom. If you look through a few of the pictures (search mirror), you'll see the heads attached about every way possible to suit various tastes. They'll get you by, but not a very good design IMO. In my experience they tend to vibrate out of position. They do look good in the picture though.
 
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ChiScouter

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The right mirror on a SSII is a real pain to see out of, has anyone come up with anything else to use on a SSII
 

Red_SC

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Yesterday was my birthday, and my wife gave me a set of these mirrors. Looking at them, the two arms appear identical except for the mounting holes. It looks like I could just redrill the hole on the passenger side so that the arm is at the same angle as the driver side, and the 'lop-eared' look would be gone. It seems simple enough- is there some reason no one else is doing it?
 

pweeks3

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I did that on my SSII. The passenger side is still a little higher than the driver's side, but the lop eared look is pretty much gone. Just rotate it till you have a better view, mark it and drill a new hole.
 

Bahurim

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dick ardrey said:
I modified the mounting and installed 1989 airostar electric mirrors.

lazer


Do you have pictures of these installed? Sounds like a great mod! I am looking to get a hydrostat brake system from an aerostar van and could get the mirrors at same time. Pics would be helpfull to see the end product.
 

IH64Scout

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anyone know if i can just purchase the driver side SSII windsheild frame mount? i can get a mirror and a arm, i just need the mounting bracket.
 

JerseyJim

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A few words of advice if you spring for the Super Scout Specialists mirrors, which I did for my SSII:
-They are Scout mirrors which SSS sells you, at a high mark-up, with 2 unpainted mounting brackets which you'll need to paint.
-The driver's side mirror will point to the pavement - you'll need to adjust the mirror arm manually with a pair of pliers to pull it up to make it work.
-they do vibrate alot
-you'll need a jack nut tool to install the jack nuts.
Good luck!
Jerseyjim
 
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