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Post  steviem on Sat May 08, 2010 10:30 pm

Wheres the best place to find mirrors to mount on my wings, looked through ebay but none i fancied
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Re: Wing mirrors

Post  TONYELF on Sun May 09, 2010 1:54 am

I personally don't like the wing mirrors. Several reasons. Another obstacle for mud to cling to and cause rust?
Difficult to adjust to suit oneself. Not always good for rear viewing. Prefer the door ones myself. They give a bettter rear view, at hand to adjust & wipe .

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Post  discoman41 on Sun May 09, 2010 2:31 am

TONYELF wrote:I personally don't like the wing mirrors. Several reasons. Another obstacle for mud to cling to and cause rust?
Difficult to adjust to suit oneself. Not always good for rear viewing. Prefer the door ones myself. They give a bettter rear view, at hand to adjust & wipe .

I agree with Tony. Door ones are much more practical

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Re: Wing mirrors

Post  asahartz on Sun May 09, 2010 1:04 pm

It depends how original a look you want I suppose. Mine has wing mirrors, simply because it had them when I bought it and I have only replaced one of the wings. They are a pain though; easily moved if someone brushes againast them, then you have to get out of the car to reset them.

In either case, whichever type you want, you'll find them here.
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Re: Wing mirrors

Post  steviem on Sun May 09, 2010 4:12 pm

which one would of came with the elf theres some nice ones on that site
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Re: Wing mirrors

Post  elfgirl on Sun May 09, 2010 7:32 pm

Definately agree, having hadwing mirrors on my last Elf and door mirrors on Katy, the vision is substantially better.
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Post  Red Riley on Sun May 09, 2010 11:45 pm

steviem wrote:which one would of came with the elf theres some nice ones on that site

As far as I'm aware, they never actually were factory equipped, but added at the dealer or by the owner. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. My personal recommendation is to find a pair of NOS Desmo Boomerang wing mirrors from ebay, which would be a period correct accessory, rather than the new ones. They seem to come up quite often.


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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Mon May 10, 2010 8:58 pm

as far as i know you are quite correct and they were never factory fitted and only added by the supplying dealer or by the owner at home. wing mirrors give a more period look, but for safety and practicality, door mirrors are better, even the little ones that clip on the front side trim.

best tip for fitting wing mirrors is to sit in the car and have a friend hold the mirrors in all possible positions on the wings so you can see where the best position is and get them to mark the best spot with a bit of blue tack or masking tape etc - then it's deep breath and drill them holes.....
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Post  TONYELF on Mon May 10, 2010 9:45 pm

And then wait for the rust to come through ( if you don't treat the edges) and even then thats not guaranteed Sad

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Re: Wing mirrors

Post  Red Riley on Tue May 11, 2010 2:05 am

Rust? What's rust? Oh yeah, that stuff that grows on cars over where you are. Evil or Very Mad cyclops Twisted Evil

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