Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

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Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby wren1710 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:40 pm

I need to replace my rear view mirror, but I don't want the standard late pearl grey - I want black. I could just buy a standard sucker fit one from halfords and I have one but it keeps falling of and has finaly broken, but what about the classic mini mirror? Does anyone know if they would fit, their very similar and both by wingard but does anyone know?
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby Panky » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:47 pm

I'll have a look at the one in my Mini tomorrow and report back.
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby Big Jim » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:23 pm

I have used one of these , clipped to the old mirror . The old one is tiny and 'distressed' . With the hood down it blocks a lot of the rear view , so this helps .
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby Panky » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:21 pm

The Mini mirror fixes in a similar way to the Minor but the window frame looks squarer in section so it might be a problem. The distance between the two holes on the under side edge is about 1 1/2"
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby Alchemist » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:59 am

Sorry to Hijack your thread but I have a similar issue so did not want to start a new topic... my interior mirror is showing it's age..silvering so worn that it is hardly a mirror I want to keep the original look does anybody know if the glass section is replaceable? If it is I am sure that my local glass company could cut a piece of mirror to fit. I have tried Moss and David Manners they only seem to have a more modern alternative... Mine looks just like a piece of mirrored glass clipped to the holder.
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby cardiffrob » Tue May 09, 2017 3:43 pm

Ford Mondeo Mk3 sunvisor Mirror is a decent fit for the early clamp-and-ball mirrors, if that helps.
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby craman » Tue May 09, 2017 8:12 pm

Sure you could get one cut out, I got it at my local mirror/glass supplier and from where I come from, it costs less than £1 for the mirror. :D

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after primer spraying and re-sanding
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to ensure a tight fit, I used masking tape to prevent the primer from filling the slot at the edge
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black spray + 1k top coat for the high gloss finish
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Re: Rear View/ Centre mirror change?

Postby Alchemist » Thu May 11, 2017 6:42 pm

cardiffrob wrote:Ford Mondeo Mk3 sunvisor Mirror is a decent fit for the early clamp-and-ball mirrors, if that helps.

Thanks Rob
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