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yogi492
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sport mirrors?

Post by yogi492 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:30 pm

I have a 80 Bu and want to put sport mirrors on, Right now it has the single chrome one on the drivers side. question is Do you use the same hole as the chrome one or do I have to make new one up towards the front of the door. It seems the chrome one is back some about 14 to 15 inches from the front of the door. :-k

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Re: sport mirrors?

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:45 pm

Same holes on every one I ever iworked on...

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Re: sport mirrors?

Post by t5montecarlo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:59 am

The 1986-1988 mirror requires holes further towards the front of the door.

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Re: sport mirrors?

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:16 pm

I forgot about the "new" Monte/Elky sport mirrors. I was only thinking about Malibu mirrors.

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Re: sport mirrors?

Post by Longroof79 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:39 pm

The later style mirrors are also mounted higher up on the door, and forward. I would recommend using a reinforcement plate inside the door to help secure the mirrors.
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