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Username Post: Mirrors        (Topic#351979)
B_Man 
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Posts: 133

Reg: 03-02-10
07-11-18 06:37 PM - Post#2739740    

Trying to find some side teardrop, I guess they're called bullet mirrors now, that I can use on my 53 Chevy 210 sedan. If I'm unable to find those I would be happy to find some side mirrors that can actually be used to view traffic to the rear. I purchased some mirrors that attach to the door with set screws only to find out they are for show only. Can't adjust them to see anything behind.
Thanks



 

Mike JW 
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Posts: 1312
Mike JW
Loc: Arroyo Grande, CA
Reg: 01-19-06
07-11-18 08:02 PM - Post#2739747    
    In response to B_Man

Sorry B_Man, but back in the day only a driver side mirror was needed as most of the roads were two lane. No need for a right hand mirror. I'm with you it sucks. (There just for show )



 
GreatNorthWoods 
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Posts: 858
GreatNorthWoods
Age: 76
Loc: Littleton, New Hampshire,...
Reg: 03-31-02
07-12-18 05:07 AM - Post#2739763    
    In response to B_Man

I'm using 55-57 Chevy mirrors on my 53. They aren't ideal but I can see fairly well out of them. I use a convex stick-on for the passenger side.

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Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
B_Man 
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Posts: 133

Reg: 03-02-10
07-12-18 07:53 AM - Post#2739769    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Thanks and that is a beautiful Chev.



 
B_Man 
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Posts: 133

Reg: 03-02-10
07-12-18 07:58 AM - Post#2739770    
    In response to Mike JW

Thanks for replying. Going to try 55-57 Chev like greatnorthwoods is using.



 
coachfrank 
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Posts: 117
coachfrank
Age: 70
Loc: washington,pa
Reg: 07-20-11
07-12-18 10:31 AM - Post#2739778    
    In response to B_Man

Gave up on the mirrors! I installed a license plate camera from Tadi Brothers!! Seems to work fine!!~ I have the wireless system with a 170 degree view! Set it up to run full time when I am driving.

1975 Corvette, Original owner
1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup
1952 Chevy Styleline Coupe
http://sites.google.com/site/bluejaygarage/


 
Dean50 
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Dean50
Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
07-12-18 02:03 PM - Post#2739785    
    In response to coachfrank

Hey coachfrank,
Do you have a link for that setup?

Dean50



 
GreatNorthWoods 
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GreatNorthWoods
Age: 76
Loc: Littleton, New Hampshire,...
Reg: 03-31-02
07-13-18 04:29 AM - Post#2739821    
    In response to B_Man

Thank you!

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
coachfrank 
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coachfrank
Age: 70
Loc: washington,pa
Reg: 07-20-11
07-13-18 05:18 AM - Post#2739825    
    In response to Dean50

tadibrothers.com/wireless That should get you there!! Lots of options for the cameras, I went wireless and a clip on rear view screen. It clips on my rear view mirror and I can remove it anytime!

1975 Corvette, Original owner
1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup
1952 Chevy Styleline Coupe
http://sites.google.com/site/bluejaygarage/


 
johnwd98 
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johnwd98
Age: 68
Loc: Little Falls, MN
Reg: 09-05-10
07-13-18 05:59 AM - Post#2739828    
    In response to coachfrank

Great idea but, if you don't mount the cameras on the doors like a rear view mirror, it seems to me you would have a pretty big blind spot for passing or switching lanes. How well do they work at night with a car behind you?

1950 Fleetline, 350 TBI, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C,


 
coachfrank 
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Posts: 117
coachfrank
Age: 70
Loc: washington,pa
Reg: 07-20-11
07-13-18 10:28 AM - Post#2739856    
    In response to johnwd98

I upgraded to the 170 degree wide angle view! I can see both lanes clearly to pass and to get back into the right lane! Surprisingly it works better on cloudy days or at night! I still haven't figured out the correct contrast on bright sunny days,but it is still better than my outside mirrors! There is a contrast button, just don't have it correct yet! It even has distance determination lines to better gauge your driving lane!Look at it this way, a line drawn from bumper end to end would be 180 degrees, so I can see 170 degrees almost half of a complete circle! Hope that makes sense!!

1975 Corvette, Original owner
1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup
1952 Chevy Styleline Coupe
http://sites.google.com/site/bluejaygarage/


 
Dean50 
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Posts: 1253
Dean50
Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
07-14-18 04:49 AM - Post#2739940    
    In response to coachfrank

Thanks for the link. Looks interesting.

Dean50



 
johnwd98 
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Posts: 269
johnwd98
Age: 68
Loc: Little Falls, MN
Reg: 09-05-10
07-14-18 05:46 AM - Post#2739945    
    In response to coachfrank

Thanks for the good info. Even though I now have mirrors that work as good as I think possible for these old Chevys, I still feel like they are not enough. It sounds like you found a better solution to the mirror problem by "thinking outside the box".


1950 Fleetline, 350 TBI, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C,


 
coachfrank 
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Posts: 117
coachfrank
Age: 70
Loc: washington,pa
Reg: 07-20-11
07-17-18 06:57 AM - Post#2740261    
    In response to johnwd98

Thank You!!

1975 Corvette, Original owner
1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup
1952 Chevy Styleline Coupe
http://sites.google.com/site/bluejaygarage/


 

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