Repairing flipping chrome mirror

Discussion in 'Small Garage Products and Services' started by STAGE III, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. 2dtrak

    2dtrak Active Member

    Pretty much. Some of the earlier mirrors mounting points are really thin. Hard to drill n tap. 71-72 mirrors have a wider stem that is easier to drill. On the smaller stems I typically use a #4 threaded rod with an internal Allen head to alleviate over tightening the threads into the pot metal.
  2. 2dtrak

    2dtrak Active Member

    Then use a nut n lock washer to secure You can use an over sized washer to adjust the pressure to add tension to the mirror head On the larger stems I can usually use a #6 or 8 screw It’s a gamble drilling these mirrors. Not much room for error and poor metal quality is a gamble
  3. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    That's what Fritz says. Your margin for error is very narrow.

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