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Old 10/16/2006, 12:23 PM   #1
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Rear View Mirror

Hi All- Can someone help me out with a picture of an original rear view mirror?
I think the one on my car is a repro and I would like to find an original.

Is the bracket supposed to be black or chrome? And the casing that holds the mirror, is it black or chrome?

The rear view mirror was the same in the deluxe as well as the standard interior, correct?

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Old 10/16/2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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...These are what's on my 390 CS I drove to work today. 'Hope this helps :-)
I also have one w/ a remote mirror if you need to see that.
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Old 10/16/2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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...These are what's on my 390 CS I drove to work today. 'Hope this helps :-)
I also have one w/ a remote mirror if you need to see that.
You drove your 390 CS to work today? What a commuter car ... you're killing me!!!

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Old 10/17/2006, 06:00 AM   #4
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Thanks Tim - I'm concerned with the rear view mirror (inside the car). What is the bracket that attaches to the windshield and the mirror made of? Chrome or is it black? If someone could supply me with a picture of that.

So that little handle on the bottom of the mirror is stock (original)? That is the correct mirror that came with the car off the assembly line?

Tim- is this the type of rear view mirrors that are in all your CSs?
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Old 10/17/2006, 06:22 AM   #5
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The bracket is neither chrome or black. It's some sort of polished aluminum-looking metal. Most of the Mustang parts vendors carry them.

Attached is a page from the 2006 NPD catalog showing the bracket that glues onto the windshield and the tube that attaches the mirror to that bracket.

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Old 10/17/2006, 08:18 AM   #6
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Thanks Tim - I'm concerned with the rear view mirror (inside the car). What is the bracket that attaches to the windshield and the mirror made of? Chrome or is it black? If someone could supply me with a picture of that.

So that little handle on the bottom of the mirror is stock (original)? That is the correct mirror that came with the car off the assembly line?

Tim- is this the type of rear view mirrors that are in all your CSs?
...The mirrors on my other CSs are consistant with the info Arlie provided. They have the push tab at the bottom as opposed to the lever shown above. 'Looks as tho the mirror on my 390 may not be "factory", tho same shape and design opposite of the glass. The glued portion is natural metal and connecting tube(s) painted to match the interiors...

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Old 10/17/2006, 08:31 AM   #7
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Thanks Arlie!

...BTW your pup is too cute!
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Old 10/17/2006, 08:38 AM   #8
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...The mirrors on my other CSs are consistant with the info Arlie provided. They have the push tab at the bottom as opposed to the lever shown above. 'Looks as tho the mirror on my 390 may not be "factory", tho same shape and design opposite of the glass. The glued portion is natural metal and connecting tube(s) painted to match the interiors...

I heard somewhere, that in 1968 mustangs from the NJ plant had the type of rear view mirror that had a lever that moved right and left. Tim, perhaps that's where your mirror came from.
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You drove your 390 CS to work today? What a commuter car ... you're killing me!!!
Indeed, I bring one in every (clear) day. The 390 being alot of fun on the highway. 'Just a little tap on the pedal & you blast around anyone in front of you! I also keep it handy here for Mike ("somethingspecial") to view as he's on the latter stages of restoring his magnificent 390 4-spd... 'Looking over wiring, various mounting fixtures, interior items etc... while in his sheriff's uniform often arousing (my) suscpision from other building tenants ;-)) Gotta watch him tho - caught him the other day tryin' to duplicate the 20-degree bend in my antenna... MIKE! THAT AINT STOCK!! ;-) ....And now the rear view mirror! Geeze - some of the stuff you learn hangin' around here ;-O

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I heard somewhere, that in 1968 mustangs from the NJ plant had the type of rear view mirror that had a lever that moved right and left. Tim, perhaps that's where your mirror came from.
Perhaps, but this is a San Jose car. I'm curious now if any other GT/CS - HCSs have this lever type mirror.

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Tim, I didn't know the tube was to be painted the color of the interior. Is that for any color interior? Mine is natural and I'm not too sure I want a bright aqua tube attached to my mirror.
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Thanks Arlie!

...BTW your pup is too cute!
Nani thanks you for your kind comments!
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Tim, I didn't know the tube was to be painted the color of the interior. Is that for any color interior? Mine is natural and I'm not too sure I want a bright aqua tube attached to my mirror.
...My white CS w/ red interior has the matching red mirror w/ red tube. My other interiors are black w/ black tubes Arlie. 'Can't say for certain beyond that.

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My white car with red interior has a red mirror with the alum. colored stalk. By the way, if anyone has one that flops around, I can tell you how to tighten it up (other than buying a new one).

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Old 10/17/2006, 05:24 PM   #15
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My white car with red interior has a red mirror with the alum. colored stalk. By the way, if anyone has one that flops around, I can tell you how to tighten it up (other than buying a new one).

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Yes Steve, please tell.
Also, is there any chance a person could replace just the glass in the mirror? Mine has gotten a foggy look to it.

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