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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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I have been thinking that it would be cool to transplant some late-model rear-view mirrors on a first-gen. The ones on the doors, not the windshield. I would like different mirrors to try and eliminate some of the blind spot, to update the look of the car, and to also have power-adjustable mirrors.

Has anyone tried this? What mirrors did you use?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 08:56 AM
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Here's a discussion of one option, C5 mirrors-there's a link within to some pictures:

Bret Copsey
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 12:50 PM
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Pretty good idea. I've already had one accident because of poor visability. I would be interested if anyone has used anything other than C-5 mirrors.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 01:46 PM
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I've been thinking about this too. I am currently leaning toward the 2nd Gen sport mirrors as I already have one and a matching passenger side one should be easy to find.I quite like how they look when they are painted up to match the bodywork. I know not everyone agrees. I also looked at 3rd gen RX7 mirrors as they look very similar to the C5 ones but aren't quite so large. The C5 mirrors are a tad too big IMHO.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 03:22 PM
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I am using iroc mirrors on my 69. They look really good and have had alot of comments on them. Visibility is alot better too. You can take a look at them in the info exchange part of this web site. the title is MY69RS.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 05:33 PM
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I've got a set of second gen sport mirrors that were on my 69, drivers side is remote if you need them let me know
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 02, 06:35 PM
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You might want to look at Viper mirrors. They are pedestol type mirrors and may work well. I love the C5 mirrors on my car.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 02, 12:50 AM
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I would forget 2gen mirrors. They are tiny by modern standards, so if improving visibilty is your goal I would look elsewhere.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 02, 01:31 AM
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If visability is what your after Autozone has some really nice stainless West Coast truck mirrors. You can get them heated also. LOL
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 02, 07:08 AM
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Can you provide a little more detail on your Corvette mirror conversion? How hard was it to modify the mirror? Did you use a Dremel or similar tool to change the contour of the base? How does the Corvette mirror mount in comparison to the 1st gen mirror?
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