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Old 12-26-2018, 06:38 PM
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1947-1953 Chevy Truck Mirror question.

Have any of you who own these trucks found a passengers side mirror that works well? I am on my third one. Because the cab angles out from the front towards the rear I am having problems finding a mirror that does not look to far to the right. I see the RPC 4 inch peep mirrors that clamp to the top of the door on some of these but that did not work. Any of you have something that does not have a farm truck look or the long Gowdy looking things that have worked for you?

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Check out Hagen Fatties. Super pricey but they work. My A pillars are 10" narrower than the B. I can see both rear tires and lane changing is possible. The arms actually bolt on instead of clamp. Just be prepared for sticker shock.
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WOW. LOL. How many college funds have been blown up so Dad could buy those things. 89.00 for a 4 inch mirror before you buy the mounts?
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mirrors

Years ago I fought with all kinds of mirrors. Close the door and it's looking at the running board or up in a tree. Can't see anything out of them without bobbing like a boxer. Then I stumbled on motorcycle mirrors. Drill a hole in the window frame where you want the mirror, take off the garnish molding on the inside and drill a larger hole to put the nut on and....done. Matched set of mirrors run $15-$20 for functional non billet chrome. Works for me!
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That car in your picture is awesome. I am where you were. With the mirrors kinked all the way in I am seeing the rear quarter of the car next to me in the right lane. Frustrating for sure. I would have though some one would have worked this out 4 decades ago. Feel like I am reinventing the wheel.
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I’ll be in the same boat. Building a 51 and have been thinking about this already. Hope you come up with a winner!
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Lathedog, Ya, It will be interesting to see if I run out of money before mirrors LOL. When I look at pictures I did notice many guys do not have mirrors on the passengers side so they must have given up the fight. 39master may have the solution. I may try cutting the connector off of one of these RPC mirrors where the mirror connects to the arm and reposition it so it with the angle inward instead of out. Weld it back together and just maybe I will have some luck with that.
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Did you check out motorcycle mirrors. They should work out for you. 39 Master is right, again.


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I am going to check some bike shops. My truck is more of a hotrod style so I need something short and tight to the body.

I am betting 39 master is right if I can find something that will work.
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