1961 side view mirrors.

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1961 side view mirrors.

Post by dontano » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi group. The round side view mirrors on my 1961 Thunderbird seem very small to me. I was thinking of replacing them with rectangular side view mirrors. Any suggestions on what other year Thunderbird or Ford mirror would fit and look OK. Thanks.

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Re: 1961 side view mirrors.

Post by redstangbob » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 am

please post your questions in the correct area, you get answers and search works better for others.good luck, Bob C
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Re: 1961 side view mirrors.

Post by RedBird64 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:46 pm

Just an opinion but to make any real difference, you would have to go hideously large.
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Re: 1961 side view mirrors.

Post by ICON 1961 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:05 pm

The 63 mirrors are rectangular, This might give you more viewing..... this is NOT OEM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rectangle-Exte ... SwaMpZnZSm
Here's the OEM that Alan is referring.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MIRROR-LEFT-SI ... :rk:9:pf:0
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Re: 1961 side view mirrors.

Post by Alan H. Tast » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:03 pm

ICON 1961 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:05 pm
The 63 mirrors are rectangular, This might give you more viewing.....
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rectangle-Exte ... SwaMpZnZSm
NOT '63 T-bird OEM - those are aftermarket. '63 only had one mirror, and that was a remote-control type with three cables and a joystick in the door panel. '62 offered a trapezoidal mirror with a base that fit in the top of the door's "dip" between the peaked trim and the window, but these are hard to come by. Similar trapezoidal-head ones were also offered on '63-'65 Mercurys as non-remote with slightly different bases.

If you went with a '63 remote mirror, The Bird's Nest (and probably others) offer a matching passenger side version - not OEM, but should have been.
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Re: 1961 side view mirrors. redstangbob

Post by dontano » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:47 am

Thanks for the replay redstangbob . Where would be the correct place to post my questions?

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Re: 1961 side view mirrors. icon 1961

Post by dontano » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:52 am

Hi Icon 1961.

These look like they will solve my problem. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rectangle-Exte ... SwaMpZnZSm

Thanks for the link.

Don

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Re: 1961 side view mirrors.

Post by redstangbob » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:46 pm

Thanks for the replay redstangbob . Where would be the correct place to post my questions?
post them here, in the 61-63 section. Do you understand that you posted this in the "how to join this forum" section? I moved it shortly after you posted. if you have questions that pertain to customizing or modifying, please use the modified section below. thanks, Bob C :smile:
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