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russ t-37
Cochise

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Posted - 17 Mar 2016 :  11:40:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
which cars sport mirrors will fit a 71 lemans please?

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Posted - 18 Mar 2016 :  09:06:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Look at the sport mirrors found on the 72 Lemans and other Pontiac cars. They were used for many years after that on Pontiac, Buick, Olds and Chevy. I have them on my 79 TA and they may be the same style as those from 72. They have a bracket and plastic seal/gasket that is placed between the bracket and the base of the mirror. The bracket is fastened to the inner frame of the door structure with two tapping screws. One threaded screw mounts the mirror to the bracket.

Hope this helps.

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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
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Posted - 18 Mar 2016 :  09:31:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also, i've heard if you have a post car that the sport mirrors will contact the wing window, and so they weren't offered on those cars.
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Posted - 18 Mar 2016 :  11:32:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cortcomp--Are you saying the vent window which open out on the T-37 may interfere with sport mirrors?

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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
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Posted - 18 Mar 2016 :  12:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, i had read that when reading an article in smoke signals recently about the first design of what became the gt-37. The engineer ordered them and some other equip, and they canceled because the vent window hit them. Have to see if i can find it.
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cortcomp
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USA
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Posted - 18 Mar 2016 :  12:17:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Feb 2016 smoke signals:

"The line mentioning ?Body Colored
Mirrors? was then crossed-out, apparently
because the aerodynamic shape of these
units would interfere with the opening of
the vent wing windows."
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russ t-37
Cochise

USA
333 Posts

Posted - 19 Mar 2016 :  07:46:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
do the Camaro mirrors work on a 71 lemans? regardless of the post?
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67drake
Sitting Duck

Azerbaijan
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Posted - 19 Mar 2016 :  08:13:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't know. Just make sure the rivet holes in the door match up unless you want to do some drilling.


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Edited by - 67drake on 19 Mar 2016 08:13:59 AM
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

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Posted - 19 Mar 2016 :  10:13:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I looked at doing this with my 70 years ago and I seem to remember the F-body sport mirrors having a different angle at the bottom but I don't remember if an adaptor standoff/"gasket" existed to correct it. Also, the mounting differs too as the F car mirrors typically mount on a pre installed plate/bracket and attach with a single Philips screw while the A-body mirrors can have the two studs that are retained by nuts under the door skin.

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