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Old 04/05/2006, 06:24 AM   #1
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Rear View Mirror

I recently bought sight unseen (from a person at the office's Dad out of state) a California Special. It was represented as 90% restored and is really mostly there, although there is still much to do. I noticed right off the interior rear view mirror is missing. Since it is an out of state car I need to have it inspected during registration and I believe the rear view mirror is an essential part of the car. I have ordered all of the necesssary parts but I don't know how far down from the top of the windshield to glue the mirror attaching hardware. Any help on how far dow I should place it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm sure I will be asking a lot more questions. An example for later is why would all the lights be dim, but that's another hill to climb.
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Old 04/05/2006, 06:42 AM   #2
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dim lights probably means weak alternator.

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Old 04/05/2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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My rear view mirror is mounted just below the tinted part of the windshield. It is a new windshield and the glass guy installed the mirror. He didn't do any measurements, just put the mirror up there and stuck it on.

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Old 04/05/2006, 08:14 AM   #4
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Another option, if you aren't concerned about true authenticity, is to use the '67 mirror. It screws into the windshield header.
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Old 04/05/2006, 08:31 AM   #5
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Another option, if you aren't concerned about true authenticity, is to use the '67 mirror. It screws into the windshield header.

grrrrrrrrr

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Old 04/05/2006, 08:47 AM   #6
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Speaking of the rear view mirror, I didn't have one in my CS when I bought it and replaced it with a repro black one. My interior is red so car should have a red mirror. What's funny is no one has ever noticed the mirror is a different color than the rest of my interior.

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Old 04/05/2006, 10:42 AM   #7
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Speaking of the rear view mirror, I didn't have one in my CS when I bought it and replaced it with a repro black one. My interior is red so car should have a red mirror. What's funny is no one has ever noticed the mirror is a different color than the rest of my interior.

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I could see how it would be one of things that could be black even though you have a red interior (dash bezels that are black in non deluxe cars, E brake handles and even gas/brkae/clutch pedals). Seems like rear views blend into car instead of sticking out like a shifter handle.

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