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Old 03-03-2014, 01:29 PM
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Link to replica 993/964 manual aero mirrors under $300

http://www.betterbodiesmotorsport.co...993replica.htm
Maybe they could do a 928 base
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:13 PM
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Link to replica 993/964 manual aero mirrors under $300

http://www.betterbodiesmotorsport.co...993replica.htm
Maybe they could do a 928 base
Those look like they would mount up to 928 bases which can be ordered from roger. If so thats a good alternative.
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Those look like they would mount up to 928 bases which can be ordered from roger. If so thats a good alternative.
Those are nice but our bases have angular corners, it wouldn't transition.

As 3D printing technology gets better and better, all kinds of possibilities/
economic freedoms will open up. We will just make want we want.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:59 AM
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Keeping it a door mount, BMW mini cooper?
actually thought I'd bought a very cheap set on ebay to see how they would look/fit, didn't read the fine print, turned out I'd only bought the shell covers

http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/imag...m_51.jpg?v=920
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:58 AM
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I set my projects aside frequently for various reasons. This one I think was set aside because I could not figure out how to get the mirror body seperated from the mirror base so I could do the fitting to the door that this project requires. When that happens I think my brain just wants to do something else that I can figure out, so it gets set aside. I don't put these things away because then they would never get finished, but I just leave them where they were when last worked on so that I frequently come across them and can be reminded of what they need. Then when something comes to me that might work I'll sometimes get back to them.

This one is kind of like that. I finally got tired of picking the mirror frame with the base still attached and looking at it wondering how I was going to compress the heavy spring enough to get the c-clip off to take it apart. So, I finally devised an adapter to weld to one jaw of a vice grip that will fit over the top and modified the bottom jaw to grip in a notch under the frame and was able to get the spring compressed enought to get the c-clip off. The Mirror is now apart and in the process of being modified to fit in the front corner of the 928 door. The tool I made got the job done but it also got deformed enough to no longer be functional, so I need to make a beefier one so I can put the mirror back together and to take the one for the other side apart to modify it.

Then I cut and ground off of the metal mounting base all that I don't think I need and ground the face of the three mounting screws to a slighty different mounting angle to better match the 928. I'm using an empty door shell for this fitting and I had previously concluded that the doors are mounted pretty well verticle. That's how I have the door shell mocked up for this project. From that position I have the Boxster mirror mounted slightly at an up angle from horizontal which is about as much as I could change it by grinding on the three mounting points.

Then in studying one of my 928 body shells more carefully I began to notice that the door post where the doors mount are slightly out of verticle with the top just a bit inwards from the bottom. Then with more careful study and some measuring I found that they really are. Then that began to make sense since they always have a tendency to want to close, to the point of needing a door stop or stay to hold them open. DUH! I have hung enough doors in my day to have realized this from the beginning. If they are not perfectly verticle they will swing on their own one way or the other.

Anyway, I think the different angle mirrors will be ok, or I can put a spacer under the top mounting point to bring the angle of the mirror down a bit closer to horizontal.

Then I am nearly finished with the plastic base cover, on one side, that fits into the corner of the door window. I guess I'll need to decide on the angle again and keep working on the plastic to get it right, then use it, or them, by then, to make molds for their replacements.

Based on the ideas previously posted in this thread about this project I suspect that it is not going to end up with much if any commercial value, but I have some 928s to repaint and will be using this idea in those cars for myself.

Its not that any of the other ideas are bad or wrong (and probably much better than mine), but this is just the way I want to go since I'll be able to weld up the door holes in the refinish project each time before repainting. I think they will end up a much smoother look; and maybe more noisy, but I really don't understand why what Nicloe said about that might be true.
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Originally Posted by axis of evil View Post
Keeping it a door mount, BMW mini cooper? actually thought I'd bought a very cheap set on ebay to see how they would look/fit, didn't read the fine print, turned out I'd only bought the shell covers http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/imag...m_51.jpg?v=920
I have a set of these that will be mounted on the 79 when it goes for final paint over the winter.
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Not to mention smelly, like that guy.

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thought i emailed them a couple years ago and BB said those housings were NLA. Cool if they are!
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