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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 19, 9:30 PM
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Did you happen to notice how many of the 69's had three point belts too?
I was there...no pass. mirror or bumper guards but I do have the shoulder belts (but don't use them). They were there when I got the car back in '86.
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 19, 10:01 PM
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I was there...no pass. mirror or bumper guards but I do have the shoulder belts (but don't use them). They were there when I got the car back in '86.
The shoulder belts you don't use are an original/factory federally mandated install. Somdthing about keeping people from injuring themselves... You can lead a horse etc.

The "3 Point Seat Belts" refered to by the OP are the new-style retractables that use a single male to female buckle (like new cars).

I'm on the fence about installing the 3 Point Belts. The Wife hates the original / factory shoulder belts and she is willing to buy The `Bu the new-style belts! But I just don't know... Maybe...

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Obviously I was there and mine doesn't have the passenger mirror. But I have had an NOS mirror for 20 years still in the box. Gone back and forth many times about actually installing it. At this point Morrison Classics offers a convex mirror. Just makes a decision harder.
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I was the originator of the passenger mirror question.
I still haven't decided if I want to install it or not. I do know that every time I back out of my garage, I look to that spot for a mirror, which is not there. Should be an easy decision then.

What I did decide on was to wait for the winter, when I do most of the maintenance on my car and add the mirror to the list. You see... I need about a 9 month list to keep me busy since that's what a Buffalo winter gives you.
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Ive told my wife if she ever gets me on Overhauling to tell Foose to leave my mirrors alone! I like them. My 66 Impala doesn't have a passenger side one and I miss it.
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As long as we are on the passenger mirror subject I have a question for those that have them. Obviously there are a few different makers. The Morris mirrors have been designed to eliminate the blind spot. However I don't see many claims from users with other mirrors that the blind spot is an issue. By far the most common complaint is the mirror dropping. I found that putting divots in the ball with a spring loaded punch helped quite a bit with my original on the drivers side. It stays put when driving but does get displaced when removing the car cover sometimes. I'm sure the Morris mirrors are better against the blind spot but they claim with the other mirrors one can't see the lane immediately to the right. Is that a real issue or just a claim from one with a better mouse trap?
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The shoulder belts you don't use are an original/factory federally mandated install. Somdthing about keeping people from injuring themselves... You can lead a horse etc.

The "3 Point Seat Belts" refered to by the OP are the new-style retractables that use a single male to female buckle (like new cars).

I'm on the fence about installing the 3 Point Belts. The Wife hates the original / factory shoulder belts and she is willing to buy The `Bu the new-style belts! But I just don't know... Maybe...
Bruce, I put the 3 point seat belts in one of my ‘69 Chevelles and it was the best thing. I only used the lap belt before and always felt somewhat unprotected. They are comfortable and convenient. Highly recommended.
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I have both mirrors from Morris. The only problem is that there are screws in the back of the mirror, so it's not like factory. These mirrors do not move. I like the view out of the right side despite it not being convex. You can order them with convex if you want. You can also order a convex glass to install over the old one, but it is not needed in my opinion.

I also have the 3 point belts. I had to keep the wife happy with good belts and air conditioning. The only problem I have with the belts is that they hang down in the window openings. I also ordered a longer buckle strap to get the belt further off of my neck. Well...there is also the "larger lap/short lag" problem, and the longer buckle belt made me more comfortable.

No bolsters on my seats though. I thought about it, but I'd probably smash those puppies down in no time.



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I don't know who made the pass side mirror I got about 10 yr ago from Hinshaws. It looks pretty close to NOS though. No convex but helps lot. I use the factory shoulder belts. I believe in being as safe as you can since you never know when some idiot will ram you or pull out in front of you (I've had that happen several times). These cars are idiot magnets.

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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 10:54 AM
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My EC came both with the Pass Side mirror and the front bumper guards.

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Re: Informal 69 Survey

I was at the show and my Chevelle does have a Pass Side Mirror. I installed it during my restoration. I welded in some additional support inside the door similar to what the drivers door had from the factory.


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... No Bumper Guards, Regular Bucket Seats, (originally a 4 Speed Bench Seat Car).


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