Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

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Richard and Pat
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Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

Post by Richard and Pat » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:06 am

I have had a question from Charles in Malta who is asking about mirrors. Going through some pictures I found Spaniard had used very similar mirror. Anyone else?

Everybody: What are your observations on choosing/ mounting mirrors other than the excellent Triking ones please?

Charles is not going with a screen and therefore not the Triking supply [small base fixing area without screen frame to spread the load].

He is asking how much his elbow might block the view?

All the best to you all hope you are keeping safe
Richard
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Re: Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

Post by westendguzzi » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:43 am

To get a good rear view for reversing into my drive, past my tin top with inches to spare either side and into the garage I needed good mirrors sticking out a bit further than standard.
I used a standard (with convex glass) head and made my own bracket.
M8 ss socket head bolt, ground head to a ball putting a 'waist' so it would swivel, welded to the original bracket. The brace stops the vibration when at speed.

This is embarassing, picture won't upload

Richard and Pat
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Re: Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:05 am

Thank you Tony, I will pass on to Charles.

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Re: Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

Post by peakrock » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:40 pm

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Picture from WestEndGuzzi

Richard and Pat
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Re: Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

Post by Richard and Pat » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:45 am

Thank you all for your responses Charles is now sorted. As luck would have it Frederick F in the USA has the same mirror mounted on his T4. This therefore was the ideal illustration for Charles.

What I had omitted to explain was that Charles is not mounting a screen.

Thank you all

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Re: Mirror, Mirror how much elbow will you show?

Post by Dreamer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:58 pm

Mirrors sorted. Thank you Richard and all contributors

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