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Username Post: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?        (Topic#78788)
Woogeroo 
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10-22-04 11:04 PM - Post#536997    


Ok, there are the round side mirrors, and the rectangle side mirrors... then there are the West Coast style side mirrors...

Which are still available new it seems:

http://www.cipamirrors.com/truck.htm

But what are the dimensions of the mirrors on the West coast style? These measurments and descriptions below are from the above link.

There is "6 x "16 'full head' in aluminum...

Then "7 x "16 'Universal OEM style' in various finishes...

Then the West Coast Jr in 5" x 10" in stainless steel.

I kinda like the 'big honking truck mirrors'.

Thanks all...

-W



 
jtruck 
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jtruck
Loc: Ocean Park, Washington
Reg: 08-26-03
Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-23-04 04:16 AM - Post#536998    
    In response to Woogeroo

Believe it or not, I DO TOO. My truck NEVER HAD a rear-view mirror on the inside. Woogeroo, the more you can see the betta, ya? These are TRUCKS...you use yours as a truck. I can see little tiny dot mirrors on a smooth custom rig though, I doubt if Kieth has plans for big honkin' West Coast mirrors (-;

*Joe*
65 Chev C-30 motorhome.
"You can run an old Chevy 6 FAST or you can run an old Chevy 6 for a LONG TIME, but you can't do BOTH."
MY WEBSHOTS FOR THIS TRUCK


 
Woogeroo 
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Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-23-04 05:51 AM - Post#536999    
    In response to Woogeroo


so jtruck...

which of the above dimensions match the mirrors on your ride?

I'm trying to figure that out...

-W



 
Keith1965 
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Keith1965
Loc: Portland, Or USA
Reg: 11-23-02
Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-23-04 06:11 AM - Post#537000    
    In response to jtruck

Quote:

I doubt if Keith has plans for big honkin' West Coast mirrors (-;




You never know lol I still don't know what I am doing about mirrors yet.

Keith

'64 SWB Under Construction: 2.5 inch Z, Custom lower A-arms, 3 inch drop spindles, drop dropped, raised bed floor, custom back half, 4 link and much much more!


 
inliner 
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inliner
Loc: Lakehead CA
Reg: 07-14-04
Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-23-04 06:30 AM - Post#537001    
    In response to Woogeroo

I used to drive big trucks, and big mirrors were important if you wanted to know what's going on around you. BUT they do cause a blind spot, they're just the right size to hide a pedestrian.
A gazillion different mirrors... stock or hot ??? I've had stock rectangles for years and they seen to do what they're saposta do, and still maintain the look of the "era".
m2c Jim
ps::: forget mirrors, have cameras with monitors inside the cab.
******how cool would that be**********



 
jhicken 
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Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-23-04 09:49 AM - Post#537002    
    In response to Woogeroo

Chevy offered Junior West Coast Mirrors on their bigger trucks, and as an accessory for their light trucks. My '65 C-20 came standard with them and no center rear view mirror [a head scratcher for my state inspector]. Golden State Truck Parts sells a new set, virtually identical to the originals [check under "New Parts"]. Thye are also featured in their new catalog. The ones offered by CIPA are the same offered by JC Whitney and are not the original style. As for size, Junior West Coast are the typical mirrors you see on light trucks, regular West Coast Mirrors are the ones you see on big rigs and would be a little overkill on a light truck.

These are the ones offered by Golden State


-jeffrey



1965 C-20 Custom Camper


 
Jolly 
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Jolly
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Loc: 6066 GMC Trucks
Reg: 12-11-02
Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-23-04 09:52 AM - Post#537003    
    In response to Woogeroo

How BIG do you want to go? I have those big ugly things on my truck, but the door is starting to crack were the mount on the lower part. I use to have some pics posted in one of my webshot albums, but can't find them now, so I'll repost them in THIS ALBUM so check in out in an hour or so.

The 6066 GMC Guy

1965 GMC 3505 Rescue Squad
2008 GMC HHR Panel


 
jtruck 
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Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-24-04 07:09 AM - Post#537004    
    In response to Woogeroo

Hey Woog! Mine are just 5 x 7's. It looks like there have never been any other mirrors on this truck.


*Joe*
65 Chev C-30 motorhome.
"You can run an old Chevy 6 FAST or you can run an old Chevy 6 for a LONG TIME, but you can't do BOTH."
MY WEBSHOTS FOR THIS TRUCK


 
Leftlane 
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Loc: St. Louis
Reg: 03-09-03
Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-25-04 03:51 AM - Post#537005    
    In response to jtruck

jtruck,
That is too cool!
Mirrors with their own panhard rods!
Does look as though they do the job.

Keith
'82 2wd K5 Blazer
'46 Sedan Delivery 400/TH375
"84 C10 sbfs


 
Woogeroo 
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Re: The big honkin' 60-66 side mirrors... ?
10-25-04 08:48 AM - Post#537006    
    In response to jtruck

Thanks jtruck, Jolly & everyone.

-W



 
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