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rancherman 09-10-2010 02:12 PM

no more 'flappin' in the breeze!
 
Took the time this morning to tackle that dang driver side mirror!
Had the door panel off yesterday to put in a new latch and striker. (Put new hinges in the door earlier this summer).
I figured there was some sort of friction device to hold the mirror post in a certain place. There is a white plastic friction/bearing that is clamped to the post, and 3 out of the four bolts were in the bottom of the housing.
The main mount is pewter... or some other junk metal.. so of course the threads were pulled out. I found some 3/16" self tapping sheet metal screws to tighten it back up!

here is the mounting all apart. One screw is still in place, holding the clamp for the post.
http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/a...rrepair001.jpg

another shot of mounting..... the white plastic tube you see is the friction bearing the clamp bears against.

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/a...rrepair002.jpg

These little pieces are pretty important. It is a dogbone key, and spring backing. It is the 'clunk' you feel when the mirror is pulled back into place. There is a slot on the post it indexes with. (I like simple.)

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/a...rrepair003.jpg

Here it is all screwed back together. Notice the heavier screws now holding the clamp in place. Spent about 1/2 hour on this. A new aftermarket mirror runs about $65.
Not a real 'sexy' post today folks... just a little detailin'
I will think of something a little more 'juicy' for next time ;)

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/a...rrepair004.jpg

erm 09-10-2010 02:16 PM

Very nice work, bud! I bet that will help improve aerodynamics and fuel mileage!!! ;)

RootBeer 09-10-2010 02:17 PM

Good job and report with pics rancherman. :D

rancherman 09-10-2010 02:22 PM

lol, I would tell people who questioned my 'swing' mirrors.... They are my 'anti-flip' devices. In case I spin out.... going backwards they flip out and slow me down!

wermbang 09-10-2010 03:39 PM

Just like flaps on an airplane for braking

CajunDodge 09-10-2010 04:09 PM

Well at least now you can see the trail of victims behind you! ;) Thanks for the writeup and pics, I need to get this done on my Jeep since some jack wagon decided it was funny to mess with my mirror! :(

- Cajun


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