Right hand mirror info

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Davec
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Right hand mirror info

Post by Davec » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:29 am

Is there a suitable right hand alternative mirror available at all ??

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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by Ghostman » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:41 am

Know what you mean my 69 does not have one so always have look over my right shoulder when moving to the right lane or just looking to see whats on my right side. Did they just not come with a right mirror?

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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by Dansbirds » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm

I’m not certain if it helps any but the 70 I just bought has a pass side mirror on it but it isn’t factory. It is a electric mirror and quite honestly other than being electrically adjustable it looks like the same mirror that was on the 76 we had and it actually looks better than the drivers side mirror. I know the other 70 and a 68 I had did not have pass side mirrors.

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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by stove » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:14 am

I have some info on this, I will go into detail at some point.
1963 HT, Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1966 Convertible, Sauterne Gold / Parchment leather/Ivy Gold (428 A/C)
1967 Tudor Landau, Raven Black / Black (428)
1970 Five Window Landau Brougham, Ginger Met. Poly / Ginger Hopsack

Davec
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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by Davec » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 am

I would very much like to find a matching passenger side mirror !

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stove
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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by stove » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:24 am

From the Ford Master Parts Catalog which covers 1965-1972 Model Years:
1967-1972 (yes I know '72 is a different body than ours), "Companion Right Hand Mirror NOT AVAILABLE"
Where the part number should be in the catalog there is simply an * which indicates a part no longer serviced. However,
normally (in every other instance I've come across in the MPC) with discontinued parts, the part number remains in the
catalog, with the * next to it.

I too wished I had a Right mirror when I, to my dismay, discovered this in the catalog. So I gave up hope, as Ford had never offered them for Birds post '66.

Then... An NOS, C7SZ-17696-A Right Hand "Companion" Mirror shows up on eBay!!!
A part that was not supposed to have ever existed.
I think I ended up paying around $500.00 for it :crazyeyes: But it means that they do exist! How, I don't know... I asked the seller if he knew anything about the history of the item, and he, reluctantly I might add, informed me he knew "nuthin".

If anyone in the know, could shed some light on this, it may help solve one of my "life's mysteries" lol
1963 HT, Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1966 Convertible, Sauterne Gold / Parchment leather/Ivy Gold (428 A/C)
1967 Tudor Landau, Raven Black / Black (428)
1970 Five Window Landau Brougham, Ginger Met. Poly / Ginger Hopsack

Davec
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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by Davec » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:03 pm

ok thanks for the info !

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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by OneAmongOthers » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:11 pm

The right side mirror for the 1969 Thunderbird was an option, not standard equipment. Though honestly just replace both mirrors so you can get a matching set. Not hard to drill holes in your door for the mounting bolts. It's what I intend to do.

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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by stiles72 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 pm

Right hand mirrors did/do exist - but are extremely rare. There really are no suitable alternatives either due to how/where the base of the mirror attaches to the car. Universal mirrors and even the Bronco Mirror that you may read about will not sit up where they should be. Best and only solution is to keep your eyes open on ebay, and double check every parts car you see online listed for sale to see if it might have one. They are somewhat of a Holy Grail item.

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Re: Right hand mirror info

Post by OneAmongOthers » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:13 pm

stiles72 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Right hand mirrors did/do exist - but are extremely rare. There really are no suitable alternatives either due to how/where the base of the mirror attaches to the car. Universal mirrors and even the Bronco Mirror that you may read about will not sit up where they should be. Best and only solution is to keep your eyes open on ebay, and double check every parts car you see online listed for sale to see if it might have one. They are somewhat of a Holy Grail item.
Its easy enough to just rip the original one out and put in a new set. If you are painting the car its even easier to cover up the existing mounting area. There is some really nice alternatives around.

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