70-72 Sport mirrors, same as Chevelle, or?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Harlockssx, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    One of my driver remote cables for side to side appears to have broken, and before I take it apart, I want to ensure it’s compatible with other A-body sport mirrors, just in case I’ve got to replace it. I really don’t want to replace it with another 48 year old part that gets used all the time...
     
  2. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)The Buick sport mirror is not the same:( the bases are different.
    Alain:)
     
  3. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

  4. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    The bases or the gaskets? Because the Buick specific gaskets are available separately.
     
  5. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)Make sure you have the correct gasket:)
    Alain
     
  6. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    From where? Unless it's something completely new, they will not be correct and the angle of the mirror will be off. The current replacement gaskets are incorrect for our cars.
     
  7. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad


    OPGI & the Parts Place.

    https://www.thepartsplaceinc.com/buick-skylark-gs-regal-gn-parts.aspx?modelName=Buick+Skylark/GS/Regal/GN&modelID=7&year=1970

    No idea if it's incorrect or not, however I DO have my originals on the car still. As I haven't seen anyone who actually has rebuilt the innards of a remote mirror, I'm leaning towards getting another reproduction set, and using the pieces I need.
     
  8. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Those are not correct from my understanding, although they will tell you they are. Look up the part number. TPP is using the same part for 1970 GTO's, which won't work properly. They will physically bolt up but the angle of the mirror will be wrong. TPP won't tell you that however....
     
  9. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    Looks like I'd just re-use my originals then...Thanks!

    So, long story short is that you can use the Cutlass mirrors if needed. You need to have or acquire an original Buick sport mirror gasket for the fitment to be at the correct angle.
     
  10. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Exactly correct, Matt.
     
  11. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Co-peddler on ebay used to sell a reproduction gasket, as I got a set not long ago, but I can no longer find the listing
     
  12. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    That's their username?

    How did they fit?
     
  13. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Yes on username. Fit perfectly
     
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  14. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    Thanks, Scott! Unfortunately, that username is now "invalid"...which menas they either got blocked, changed their name, or closed their account...damn.
     
  15. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I looked too, can't find anything
     
  16. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Co-peddler got BANNED. Something about refusing to change his statements, opinion, whatever. Even when repeatedly corrected by others.
     

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