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As most of you know, the rear view mirrors in our 71-73 Mustangs are unusual: 12 inches long to supplement the poor vision out of the back glass. I'd like to use the original, but as you can see from the photograph, the glass needs replacement. 

 

Has anyone replaced the glass in their mirrors, and if so, what type of shop provided the glass?

Or, can the glass itself be refreshed and made like new? If so, how did you accomplish it?

 

Thank you. Mach-1-1971-Mirror-Back-side.jpgMach-1-1971-Mirror-Front-side.jpg

Tim: Restoring 71-73 Ponies, Restoring People

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I think the mirror material used allows some light to pass through to reduce glare. Call your local glass supplier they probably can shed some light. I have not looked to see if offered by a mustang parts vendor or not.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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As most of you know, the rear view mirrors in our 71-73 Mustangs are unusual: 12 inches long to supplement the poor vision out of the back glass. I'd like to use the original, but as you can see from the photograph, the glass needs replacement. 

 

Has anyone replaced the glass in their mirrors, and if so, what type of shop provided the glass?

Or, can the glass itself be refreshed and made like new? If so, how did you accomplish it?

 

Thank you. 

 

West Coast Classic Cougar does them...

 

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-17700-b-restored.html

Contact me direct at ib4stangs@yahoo.com for photos or with your zip code for a shipping quote...thanx, Pat

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All three body styles used the same mirror. You may find some differences in sizes since the part number changed three times. The original was sourced from the 69 Full-size Ford (2.45" x 10")  and was OE for 70-71 Mustangs. Sometime during 71 production, that was replaced by  70/ full-size Ford mirror, 2 1/2" x 12". That mirror remained in service for all 73/ Mustangs until it was replaced in 1985 by the Crown Vic mirror which measured 2 29/64" X 10".

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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