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post #61 of 77 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 18, 11:33 AM
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It does look pretty good. I was thinking the square ones wouldn't look good with that body style.


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That does look good, and love that Marina Blue, along with the increased vision. What company's hood?


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It does look pretty good. I was thinking the square ones wouldn't look good with that body style.


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If you're looking from the front or rear, the shape of the body matches the shape of the mirror. I think the 68-72 should have the round mirrors.
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That does look good, and love that Marina Blue, along with the increased vision. What company's hood?


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Not sure on the hood, it came with the car. I'm in the middle of a redo and going back to SS style hood.

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I know this is a little oldish thread, but I'm wondering how critical folks would be if I put the rectangular mirrors on a '67? I'll be adding a pass. side mirror, and it looks like the rectangular '68+ mirrors would offer a lot more area. Plus Morris offers a convex lense for the pass. side. I'm usually a traditionalist about stuff, so maybe it's best to stay with round on a '67 (it would save money ).

I installed the rectangular mirrors on the '67 LS1 car I built. Everything was custom, so I didn't care they weren't original. I think they looked great.

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I installed the rectangular mirrors on the '67 LS1 car I built. Everything was custom, so I didn't care they weren't original. I think they looked great.


They look right; I'm going to get those instead of round. Great looking car.
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When my rectangle mirrors start getting loose & floppy (and they will) I'm ordering the morris clear shots in rec. of course, like someone said 69-72 mirrors have more real estate and I think they look better than round on 66-72 chevelles, I do like round on 64-65 chevelles for some reason

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I installed the rectangular mirrors on the '67 LS1 car I built. Everything was custom, so I didn't care they weren't original. I think they looked great.

Great looking car. And I think I will install a right side mirror as well. I think the rectangle ones look great.
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Not true. My 64 Chevelle SS 496 came with a factory right side mirror. This is fact. The guy I bought it from gave me a letter saying so. Plus it has a Chevy emblem on it.
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When my rectangle mirrors start getting loose & floppy (and they will) I'm ordering the morris clear shots in rec. of course, like someone said 69-72 mirrors have more real estate and I think they look better than round on 66-72 chevelles, I do like round on 64-65 chevelles for some reason
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My 69 has what I believe to be the original mirror on the drivers door. It was pretty loose so I did the following. I took the mirror and rotated it to a couple extreme positions so it exposed the part of the rotating ball that would normally be covered. At three different positions on the ball i took a spring loaded punch and made a divot in the ball. Once rotated back to the normal position those deformities are enough to keep the mirror in place. At least it has for a couple years.
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From what Iíve read on here, no passenger mirrors were ever factory installed on a Chevelle. I donít know if it covers all years, but Iím thinking at least up until 70. At least not a standard mirror. However the dealer would install one if you wanted it. Again Iím no expert just stating what Iíve read from others on this forum.
i was looking at a commercial on the brand new 66 chevelle supper sport from 1966 it showed no pass side mirror
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post #72 of 77 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 18, 9:09 PM
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I have the original 1968 options sheet with my car and a side mirror was an option. Not sure if it really matters. I'm in the process of installing square mirrors on both sides, don't trust driving out in LA without both and I'm too dependent on mirrors given the way I drive.
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Re: Adding Passenger side Mirror

When you folks add a right side mirror, do you add a steel or aluminum strip inside the door for strengthening? If so, do you recall the size? Thanks.
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Re: Adding Passenger side Mirror

Rickles look back towards the beginning of the thread and the metal I put on the backside of the skin is there, my pas side panel is still off if you need a pic, my window track has a problem, I think it was a 1" wide x 3" long x 1/8th or 3/16ths thick piece I made, someone else used riv-nuts? sounds good but I never heard of them

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Rickles look back towards the beginning of the thread and the metal I put on the backside of the skin is there, my pas side panel is still off if you need a pic, my window track has a problem, I think it was a 1" wide x 3" long x 1/8th or 3/16ths thick piece I made, someone else used riv-nuts? sounds good but I never heard of them

Yes, thanks, I recall that now that I look back (post #13), but had forgotten. Thanks, I'll do that when the time comes. Morris will have the new, update, square mirror line on Jan. 1st.



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