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'69 exterior mirror question

Did some 69's come with just a drivers side mirror and no passenger side mirror? Was the pass mirror part of a style option?

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Re: 69 exterior mirror question

The drivers side outside rear view mirror was standard (all cars came with it), and the passengers side was a dealer installed option.

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Re: 69 exterior mirror question

Is there a template to show exactly where to install passenger mirror?

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Re: 69 exterior mirror question

I don't know of any template but when you do go to install it, have someone hold it in position while you are setting in the driver seat. On my 68, the mirror has to be turned all of the way in in order to be functional. If it had been mounted any further back, it would have only been good for decoration.
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Re: 69 exterior mirror question

The mounting holes were made at the factory so you should already have them.

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The mounting holes were made at the factory so you should already have them.

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Re: 69 exterior mirror question

I used a piece of manilla folder and made a template from the driver side then just reversed it for the passenger side.

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Re: 69 exterior mirror question

Thanks Steiner as I checked inside of door and their is no pre-drilled hole from factory on passenger side.

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OOPS. Sorry. I didn't read your reply. No, there won't be any holes on the passengers side.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 07:07 AM
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There are several threads here for the searching that show how/where to place the passenger side mirror. I will try to find them.

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There are several threads here for the searching that show how/where to place the passenger side mirror. I will try to find them.
I think placement was an issue for most who have tried to add a passenger side mirror. If you mount it in the exact same area as the driver side it becomes almost unusable due to the angle of the mirror.
Some have found they could mount a few inches closer to the fender to offset this issue.

I also recall in one of those threads someone mentioning they found a mirror that can be mounted in the same location as driver side but is more convex to allow for wider view.

I'll see if I can find it.
EDIT: Here is the mirror they used to correct the placement issue....http://www.trophymustang.com/19689-c...vex-p-447.html
and the link from the thread....https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ss+side+mirror

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I think placement was an issue for most who have tried to add a passenger side mirror. If you mount it in the exact same area as the driver side it becomes almost unusable due to the angle of the mirror.
Some have found they could mount a few inches closer to the fender to offset this issue.

I also recall in one of those threads someone mentioning they found a mirror that can be mounted in the same location as driver side but is more convex to allow for wider view.

I'll see if I can find it.
EDIT: Here is the mirror they used to correct the placement issue....http://www.trophymustang.com/19689-c...vex-p-447.html
and the link from the thread....https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...ss+side+mirror
Mine works great, is symmetrical with the drivers side, is convex and matches the lines of first gens perfectly. Also the drivers side is a absolute bolt-in, even the remote control. But, sadly, they're from 79 second gens.

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Mine works great, is symmetrical with the drivers side, is convex and matches the lines of first gens perfectly. Also the drivers side is a absolute bolt-in, even the remote control. But, sadly, they're from 79 second gens.
And I bet they stay where you set them, even if you do something crazy like open and close the door Unlike the 68-69 mirrors...

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And I bet they stay where you set them, even if you do something crazy like open and close the door Unlike the 68-69 mirrors...
There's a fix for that, I found it out watching the Dukes of Hazzard.

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I installed my passenger side mirror (w/convex) that I got from a Mustang parts dealer. (I know ). It was an exact match as the driver side, so much so that I'm going to replace the pitted out driver side now.

It was an easy install, measured and drilled two small holes and tightened up two screws for the bracket and one screw for the mirror. Snug as a bug and mirrors stay positioned.

I posted a link earlier to Trophy Mustang, I think they are on backorder there, but I found the same mirrors at Stang-a-holic.

http://stang-aholics.com/MainCategory/Mirrors.aspx

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