Making my own mirror arm

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Stakebed
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Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

Making my own mirror arm

Post by Stakebed » August 31st, 2017, 11:17 am

I plan to weld up my own long mirror arm for the passenger side but I know it needs to be a more severe angle backwards so the driver can see.

For those of you who added a passenger side mirror arm what angle in relation to the door is your mirror set at so you can see? What I'm trying to say is if you were to hold a yard stick across the mirror face and one across the passenger window what angle would you come up with? Best guess?

I know it has to be more than the drivers side as I've seen you guys pivot the mirror to the max inward and or bend the bracket to be able to see. I have a very nice original cowl post mount long mirror arm I can get measurements from and copy details but when I weld the arm to the 2 bolt base I want it to be at the proper angle so it all appears correct.

KimVanOrder
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Body Type: 82-A Platform
Model Year: 1928
Location: Hamilton, Mich.

Re: Making my own mirror arm

Post by KimVanOrder » August 31st, 2017, 6:42 pm

Tape a mirror on your yard stick , tape the yard stick to the truck, and set it so you can see what you want to get your angle.
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

Stakebed
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Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:29 pm
Body Type: Grainbox
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Location: Illinois

Re: Making my own mirror arm

Post by Stakebed » August 31st, 2017, 7:23 pm

Be great if I had a seat and the cab mounted on the frame and a bed to see around :P I may just make all the parts and do the final welding in a few years. Not sure how I'm going to finish part of it yet...

KimVanOrder
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Re: Making my own mirror arm

Post by KimVanOrder » September 1st, 2017, 4:03 pm

Stakebed wrote:
August 31st, 2017, 7:23 pm
Be great if I had a seat and the cab mounted on the frame and a bed to see around :P I may just make all the parts and do the final welding in a few years. Not sure how I'm going to finish part of it yet...
Or ! take it and fit it to someone else's truck.
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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