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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 20, 6:30 PM Thread Starter
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1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

I'm considering changing my round style outside mirrors (both sides) to the 1969 rectangular style. I'm wondering if because of the rectangular shape there will be a problem with clearance on the passenger side window since the mirror will need to tilt in more than the driver side mirror. Any and all feedback, opinions appreciated.
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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

Would the vent wings hit them?

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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

I have them on my 66. I think they look better on the rectangular shape of the 66/67's. Almost like GM got it wrong, the 68-72 should've had the round mirrors.

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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

Lots of threads on outside mirrors. Two biggest complaints about them is the dreaded mirror droop and the ability to pull passenger side mirror in enough to see beside the car. Two mirrors can overcome the mirror droop. Those are 68/69 Camaro mirrors from D&R Classics (same mirror a s 69 Chevelle) and mirrors From Morris Classics. Also Morris mirrors are designed in such a way to illiminate the passenger blind spot. In addition the Morris mirrors come with a convex lens. Here is some more info.

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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

I had the 69 style mirror on my 66 until I recently semi-completed my project and started to drive it. I then realized that I had a passenger side mirror on the drivers side. I couldnít pull it in enough to use it without it hitting the door. I bought the correct 66 mirror. I donít have a mirror on the passenger side.

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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

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I had the 69 style mirror on my 66 until I recently semi-completed my project and started to drive it. I then realized that I had a passenger side mirror on the drivers side. I couldnít pull it in enough to use it without it hitting the door. I bought the correct 66 mirror. I donít have a mirror on the passenger side.
I had the same issue with the passenger side not rotating far enough in. So I removed the glass and had a new piece of mirror glass cut and mounted it spaced out at the outside edge and that worked ok.

Now as I'm getting closer to reassembling my car I have the Morris Classics mirrors that are supposed to cure that issue. I also have their front shoulder belts.

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I also have their front shoulder belts.

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Curious as to the cost of those and your opinion/review of them.
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Curious as to the cost of those and your opinion/review of them.
Unfortunately, they're still in the box. But it wasn't an uninformed dessision to buy the Morris belts.

#1 reason was safety, without question. Then function, appearance and quality (quality is part of #1, safety) all were considered.

I like their looking era correctish . I like the upper mount utilizing both mounting bolts, some didn't. I like the adjustable angle at the retractor for short or tall occupant. They have a ton of positive feedback.

I don't like the looks of the plastic sheath on the inside belt, that reminds me of 70's and 80's cheaplastic look. But I get it, I had loose inside belts before I took it apart and it was always a pain looking for the buckles.

I don't remember exactly the cost, $350ish for the front pair, remembers #1 reason was safety. I also put a collapsible steering shaft, tilt wheel and as a tall guy run seat extenders.

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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

Thanks Guys for the recommendations & purchasing our parts.
Troy is very correct about safety and mounting to all of the factory
mounting places.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 20, 9:55 PM
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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

When installing our mirrors place the Passenger side mirror in the
same location on the door as the Drivers side.Of course check to
see that the wing glass will clear.
There is a misconception that if you install the Passenger side mirror
forward or back a little you will be able to see , False.
The factory mirrors were never designed to be put on the Passenger side
as they won't adjust in far enough to see the lane beside your car.
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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

I can't remember if our 67 even had a passenger's side mirror but I can see just fine in my 69's passenger side mirror although it does fall down somewhat and I have to have the wife reach out and readjust it sometimes.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 20, 8:23 AM
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I have no useful info to add, other than to agree that the square mirror looks better than the round ones on 66-67. I put the square one on my driver's side when I restored my car 30 years ago... now I'm debating on whether to add the passenger side.

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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

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I can't remember if our 67 even had a passenger's side mirror but I can see just fine in my 69's passenger side mirror although it does fall down somewhat and I have to have the wife reach out and readjust it sometimes.
Dean,
You have droopy mirror. What I found that helped somewhat was taking a spring loaded punch and positioning the drooping mirror to its extreme positions and when in those positions putting a divit into the rotating ball with the spring loaded punch. It helped to the point that the mirror would not drift when driving but it would still get displaced by removing my car cover.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 20, 10:16 AM
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Re: 1969 outside mirrors on a 1967 Chevelle?

The Morris Classic Clear Shot mirrors have screws recessed in the mirror head
so you can put tension on the ball & socket if needed.No more Drooping Mirrors!
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