From 68 on mirrors were regulated by the US DOT. At least the holes
were drilled by the factory. The mirrors may have been dealer mounted to
prevent breakage, I dunno.
68-72 LH door mirror, swingaway style. RH fender mounted mirror
73 Matching door mirrors, similar to the earlier style
74-80 Breakaway type door mirrors using a brittle wedge mount
screwed to the door and a grubscrew to secure the mirror base.
You are correct about the earlier -67 mirrors being dealer
installed. Usually these were of Lucas manufacture.
Hope this clarifies things
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Zuckerman [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 8:46 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Door Mirrors-Consensus
> Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but weren't the
> mirrors on the U.S.
> cars, at least, a dealer installed item? I have heard that
> they arrived in
> the trunk with the cars and the dealers pretty much put them
> where ever they
> Jeff Zuckerman
> Olympia, WA
> '67 BGT
> '71 B