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Old 5th July 2009, 15:02   #1
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Default Simple Door Mirror Repair

Following my earlier thread http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...highlight=2:30

I have now completed a mirror repair costing less than £1.00

This is how it started



So I bought these



There is a metal shank (tube like) which acts as the joint of the mirror & it is inevitably this that snaps when kicked etc... However running through this is the cables for the motor & heating elements and it is through this I used a M6 x 70MM bolt, washers & nut. The top washer diameter is 30MM & the bottom washer is 38MM

Firstly I tidied up the damage on the underside of the mirror itself so that it would sit flat on the door mounting (the break was not clean!) & then cut away the washer so allow the cables to pass through. I did however use a smaller grip washer beneath the head of the bolt which was not cut

see here



Next I removed the underside cover of the door mounting and inserted a large washer (tight fit but that was needed), this is what the bolt will tighten up too again also using a grip washer between the larger washer & nut.



I then tightened the bolt relatively tight but leaving enough play so the mirror can still be folded in



Next popped back on the chrome backing



The mirror is held very firmly & in full working order. This is a front view after bolting complete



So in total the repair to the housing was less than £1.00 and took about an hour of my time. Yes I still have to get replacement glass (I could get this from work as I work for a glass company but it wouldn't be heated) so I've order off good old eBay for £9.75.

I did call my local Rover dealer they wanted £245 for complete mirror supply only - Hmmmm say no more. Breakers yards wanted £50 and that was for the bullet style. So thanks to them put my brain in gear for a work around.

OK not perfect but it works, cosmetically looks exactly the same & best of all hardly any cost.

Hope this helps anyone else who faces mindless vandalism. :lol:

Sorry some of the pics a bit naf, used my mobile phone & the sun was very bright today.


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Old 5th July 2009, 15:11   #2
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Well played Sir.
A simple and invisible solution, and an excelent step by step guide. One I shall file for future referance. Thanks.
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Old 5th July 2009, 15:42   #3
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Old 5th July 2009, 15:43   #4
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Nice work parker

we have a How To that shows how to fix a broken mirror, but yours looks a lot simper

http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=23771
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Old 5th July 2009, 16:14   #5
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Good work fella,

Hope perpatrator smashes his toes next time, oh and it goes gangrene aswell that would be good.

Eventually feet and leg need amputation............but by accident they do the wrong leg so he loses both legs


WHOOOOA THERE, sorry about that these little oiks get my blood boiling
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Old 5th July 2009, 17:32   #6
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Well done you have made a good job of that
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:lol: Nicely done.
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Well done Parker.Very good job.
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What was the outside diameter of the 2 large washers?
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Old 6th July 2009, 07:27   #10
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What was the outside diameter of the 2 large washers?
I think it was 25mm on top & 35mm for underside but will double check tonight when get home & post the info. I meant to put it in details above but missed it.

EDIT - 30mm TOP WASHER / 38mm BOTTOM WASHER
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