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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 10, 8:23 PM Thread Starter
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71-72 SS sport side mirrors

As most everyone knows all 71-72 SS Chevelles and El Caminos came standard with sport/Bullet style mirrors. Mine came without mirrors of any sort(They were gone as it was someone elses project) My questions are these:

1) Was driver mirror always remote?
2) Did pass. mirror have the phrase "Objects closer than they appear" on it or did that start post 71-72
3)Are these the same mirrors found on Camaros and Firebirds through the 70's.

I would my like our "resto" as close to original as possible.
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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

1) Yes
2) ?
3) No

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1) Yes
2) ?
3) No
Really? Not to be argumentitive but whats the diff between a F Body and an A Body sport/bullet mirror. I havent seen them next to each other but Im curious none the less.

PS-i noticed that neither of the vert 72"s in your sig have pass. side mirrors-just curious as to why is all. Something unique to verts?
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As most everyone knows all 71-72 SS Chevelles and El Caminos came standard with sport/Bullet style mirrors.

My '71 SS454 EC came with only the chrome remote (D33). And it's positively original to the vehicle.
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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

1. Yes
2. No way.
3. No, they will not work because those mirrors mounted on the vertical area of the doors, where the Chevelle's mounted on the flat area of the door.

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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

The right side mirror was an option until like 1973. The difference in the mirrors is in the angle of the base. If you see a 71-72 with a bullet mirror on the right, look at how it sits on the door compared to the left side.

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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

There is a guy on this site that can convert sport mirrors (GM) to work just like original ones but they are pricey. I bought a pair at Chevellabration 08 that I have not got back from the body shop yet. I think his web site is spoilersbyrandy as he also makes spoilers for our cars . Somewhere I have his business card . He was also at CB last year.
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My '71 SS454 EC came with only the chrome remote (D33). And it's positively original to the vehicle.
The owner (second) I bought mine from swears that it came with dual chrome mirrors, of which you speak, driver side being remote like you'd find on a Monte Carlo or other GM A Body. Everyone else says no way! 71-72 SS only came with dual sport mirrors and was a standard item when the SS package was chosen.
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The owner (second) I bought mine from swears that it came with dual chrome mirrors, of which you speak, driver side being remote like you'd find on a Monte Carlo or other GM A Body. Everyone else says no way! 71-72 SS only came with dual sport mirrors and was a standard item when the SS package was chosen.
"Everyone else says no way"? Yes, way! My '71 SS454 EC has approx 11,000 miles, original paint, and the mirror is listed on the build sheet just as I stated. Maybe an option? But that is exactly how it came from the factory.
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"Everyone else says no way"? Yes, way! My '71 SS454 EC has approx 11,000 miles, original paint, and the mirror is listed on the build sheet just as I stated. Maybe an option? But that is exactly how it came from the factory.
I agree with you my friend just informing all of what most others are saying both on this sight and at just about every other venue I attend. I have a set of chrome mirrors, driver being remote, Id like to use(Like the ones you have). Do you know if the option (D33) listed on your build sheet means that specific chrome mirror like you have would've been installed or could a sport mirror have been installed and if so would a different option number have been on build sheet. Could one get a driver sport mirror only? or did they come in sets when the SS package was ordered. Our 71 SS 454 Elco is far from concours or numbers correct we just want it to be a quality resto thats as close to GM as possible only with modern upgrades.
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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

I have seen several '71 SS's with out the Bullet Sport Mirror. They had the regular D33 chrome remote. They did not come as a pair. Most of the Bullet Right side mirrors I have seen are incorrect.

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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

I believe the remote chrome was standard on the SS and the sport mirror was an option. The plastic gasket or insulator is a chevelle only item fot the sport mirror. It does not share the same part number with any others. There are several ways to make them fit ok. I would find a correct drivers side and make the passenger side work. It has been several years since I have seen a NOS passenger side sport mirror sell and it was not cheap. The chevelle mirror has a unique feature about it.
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I agree with you my friend just informing all of what most others are saying both on this sight and at just about every other venue I attend. I have a set of chrome mirrors, driver being remote, Id like to use(Like the ones you have). Do you know if the option (D33) listed on your build sheet means that specific chrome mirror like you have would've been installed or could a sport mirror have been installed and if so would a different option number have been on build sheet. Could one get a driver sport mirror only? or did they come in sets when the SS package was ordered. Our 71 SS 454 Elco is far from concours or numbers correct we just want it to be a quality resto thats as close to GM as possible only with modern upgrades.
Not sure. D33 was an ordered option to the best of my knowlege. Perhaps something changed later in the year. My '71 was a May '71 vehicle. My '70 has the single standard (non-remote) mirror. I like it better as it is no so honking big as the D33. Remote is really only advantagous to multiple drivers.
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Re: 71-72 SS sport side mirrors

What does everyone think of these? Could also be had in paint to match as well versus chrome plated. Driver side only available.

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What does everyone think of these? Could also be had in paint to match as well versus chrome plated. Driver side only available.

http://www.opgi.com/product.asp?catm...7053&yearrange=
Haven't seen one in person. It looks okay. The only problem I have found with some mirrors is you can't see in them all that well. (distorted)

FYI: NPD has the same mirror at a better price.

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