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Old 07-01-2020, 12:08 PM
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Just park it next to a stock one. It'll take a millisecond to see the difference.


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Is it time to paint yet? I don't think folks will be able to tell it isn't stock. I built a bike and took it to a couple of shows, folks just blew it off as a restoration rather than a scratch build! How disappointing!
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:39 AM
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Ha ha, thanks guys.
Is part of the reason I want to run it the first year without paint. Maybe on half of it I should write with a marker on the changes, 4.5" added the width of the door, bead line extended on the cowl, vent removed etc etc.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:43 PM
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Ha ha, thanks guys.
Is part of the reason I want to run it the first year without paint. Maybe on half of it I should write with a marker on the changes, 4.5" added the width of the door, bead line extended on the cowl, vent removed etc etc.
Even in very small print I doubt there would be enough sheetmetal to fully explain what you have done and give your work full credit.

As a follower of your project since the beginning I am torn between looking forward seeing it finished and not having another of your posts to look forward to.

Truly excellent work, both on the car and in its presentation to your internet followers, Marcus.

Thank you.
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:39 PM
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Even in very small print I doubt there would be enough sheetmetal to fully explain what you have done and give your work full credit.

As a follower of your project since the beginning I am torn between looking forward seeing it finished and not having another of your posts to look forward to.

Truly excellent work, both on the car and in its presentation to your internet followers, Marcus.

Thank you.
Wow, thanks mate.
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:42 PM
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Been looking at what mirrors to run that will be functional as well rather than just look cool. So that ruled out your peep mirrors as too small and not stable enough once on an arm long enough to see past back of the cab which is wider than the front. So settled on the good old West Coast Jr. mirrors that I got off Amazon, but are sold through Summit Racing, JEGS and eBay etc as well. K-Source H3541.


They come with a push in plug and galvanized self tapping screws to attach them which you can see in the picture. I decided to plug weld some flat steel bar, a bit larger than the mirror arm mounting surface, under the door skin and drill and tap them for some stainless button head screws.


I also replaced the galvanized arm bolts with stainless button heads as well.


The top of the door had some more flat welded in and tapped. I cut the mounting screws so they would be flush with the back of the flat bar. I was worried the depth of the supplied plugs and screws might hit the door frame.


These are fully adjustable as the arms can slide in and out of the mirror head as well as the door arms. The flange nut compresses a rubber like sleeve that slides over the tubing. I pushed the lower door arm in as far as it would go as well as into the top of the mirror to get it to sit as high as possible. Then adjusted the top door arm until the mirror was exactly vertical and the lower arm into the mirror until the arms were dead level.


The arm ends are hinged which works well as the cab tapers inwards a lot on these Willys Trucks.


The stainless screws look much better than what was supplied. I mounted it so the bracket was inline with the back of the forward door frame.


They are very stable and give a great view rearwards which will be needed as will be doing a lot of towing with my offroad camper trailer. It also pays to check to make sure the mirror glass is well seated as there were reports of them falling out even while still in the box. Mine look very secure so maybe they have responded to the complaints.


We have ears! Sorry but hard to see them with so much going on in the background!
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:44 AM
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Nah!

Too truck like when your car isn't all that large.

Perhaps they would work with stacks as well.

Sorry feeling mean but honest.
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Old 07-05-2020, 05:01 AM
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Nah!

Too truck like when your car isn't all that large.

Perhaps they would work with stacks as well.

Sorry feeling mean but honest.
I have to disagree. I think they are spot on.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:38 AM
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I agree, spot on!
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:54 AM
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Having experience with this mirror style, (early '60s Chevy Pickups), memories of poor under-structure support popped into my memory and I was gratified to see you had anticipated and provided an excellent solution!


Never really doubted you, it was just memory reflex and my high level of bystander support for your excellent approach to this project!


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Old 07-06-2020, 05:48 AM
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I actually wanted to run these as were on the Trucks and early post war Willys.



But everyone that has run them said you could not see out of them. Even after adding a second arm. Some went as far as a third which helped a lot, but starts looking like a jungle gym hanging off each side.

Or nearly ordered these off a VW Bus until I realised that they would not come out far enough to actually directly down the side as the rear of the cab is so much wider than the front of it.

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