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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 19, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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One or two side view mirror(s) ?

Does anyone know what the reason why GM either had just one driver side mirror or both driver and passenger side mirrors. I have a 69 SS with just driver side mirror. Just wondering if adding the passenger side would be a good thing.
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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

In 69 the passenger side mirror was a Dealer-installed option. The vast majority of 69 Chevelles you see today did not have a right side mirror prior to their restoration. The 69's right side mirror looks nice but is pretty much useless.

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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

Like Bruce said, it's not on there from the factory assembly line, and not wrong to install.

If you are more comfortable driving with it, you have a valid explanation for having it on.

If it saves you from an accident, could be worth putting it on.

If you're going for a farm fresh, right off the assembly line car like mine, leave it off.

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Like Bruce said, it's not on there from the factory assembly line, and not wrong to install.

If you are more comfortable driving with it, you have a valid explanation for having it on.

If it saves you from an accident, could be worth putting it on.

If you're going for a farm fresh, right off the assembly line car like mine, leave it off.
Thanks. I was going more for a symmetrical look and if it was more of a dealer option for the SS.
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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

It's one thing I instinctively use and don't have on my car. yet. It bugs me not to have that right side line of vision, even if it is limited. I just got a set of Morris mirrors, and they are very nice, so I'm putting them on my '67.
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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

When my car was restored in 15, we used a Malibu donor door since my no mirror original door had some bad rust on the bottom. The Malibu door had the holes for the mirror and this was prior to my Team Chevelle education. So when ask if I wanted a passenger side mirror, I said sure, not knowing any better. Since I've learned that the factory never installed a passenger side mirror on a SS, I have fixed it.

Edit to add: I don't miss it at all. I have the top down most of the time and a lane check is never a problem.
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When my car was restored in 15, we used a Malibu donor door since my no mirror original door had some bad rust on the bottom. The Malibu door had the holes for the mirror and this was prior to my Team Chevelle education. So when ask if I wanted a passenger side mirror, I said sure, not knowing any better. Since I've learned that the factory never installed a passenger side mirror on a SS, I have fixed it.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/Chevelles_2016/smilies/tango_face_angel.png[/IMG]

Edit to add: I don't miss it at all. I have the top down most of the time and a lane check is never a problem.
Well, I guess it's a coin toss now. Maybe I'll check out some cars at cruise nights to see if I like it one way or another before I start drilling into the door.
Thanks for the insight fella's.
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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

My 70 SS never had one but I put one on. I like the symmetrical look better and actually do use the mirror.
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My 70 SS never had one but I put one on. I like the symmetrical look better and actually do use the mirror.
I understand and can appreciate your view on symmetry and function. My goal was to have the car be as close to original as from the factory as possible.

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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

My Monte needs to back into two driveways, one at my home and another at it's storage. My home driveway is shared and I need to get close to a concrete wall. I REALLY NEED a right side mirror.

I have a left side painted bullet mirror and want the same for the right. There are ZERO that match the level to the ground mounting surface on the door. On Montes, they were only available on Canadian built cars-and they were factory installed. I'm still looking for one.

I would believe that a Canadian built Chevelle could have had a factory installed right side mirror.
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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

If you do decide to go with the double mirrors, invest in a set of Morris Mirrors for your car. Also order the convex mirror glass for the right side and you'll be up to par with good vision and high quality mirrors that don't have to be readjusted everytime you close the door.

They are a little expensive, but well worth the price of admission.
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It's one thing I instinctively use and don't have on my car. yet. It bugs me not to have that right side line of vision, even if it is limited. I just got a set of Morris mirrors, and they are very nice, so I'm putting them on my '67.
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If you do decide to go with the double mirrors, invest in a set of Morris Mirrors for your car. Also order the convex mirror glass for the right side and you'll be up to par with good vision and high quality mirrors that don't have to be readjusted everytime you close the door.

They are a little expensive, but well worth the price of admission.
Sorry to hijack the thread. Did either of you guys get the blue (anti-glare) glass? If so, how do you like it?

Looking at the web site it looks like they all come with a convex glass on the right side.

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Sorry to hijack the thread. Did either of you guys get the blue (anti-glare) glass? If so, how do you like it?

Looking at the web site it looks like they all come with a convex glass on the right side.
The blue anti glare just came out after I bought my last set, so I did not get to try it. Also, I had to purchase the convex glass for $14.00 and install it myself at the time.

https://www.morrisclassic.com/collections/mirrors.... Here's a link to Morris Classics. If you do a search for Morris Mirrors you get another company that sells house mirrors.
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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

Sorry to hijack the thread..... again

I have a excellent factory mirror on my drivers side and I would love to find one similar excellent factory mirror for the passenger side. Is the passenger side mirror the same mirror as the driver side? (one mirror is either / or)

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Re: One or two side view mirror(s) ?

I just got my 1966 out of paint jail. While it was there, I added the passenger side mirror and eliminated the antenna. I find myself using this mirror more than I thought I would. Mine are Chevy logo mirrors from OPG and work great. I highly recommend adding this for safety as well as symmetrical looks.
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