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#1 BLOZ UP

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:15 PM

My ZZZAP came with crappy MSA "Racing Style" mirrors. They wobble and fall all the time. I've tightened them a few times now, they always end up coming loose. It's not safe, I really want something I can 'set and forget', so to speak.

 

The MSA flush mounts look like the best option. They also look better, IMO.

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:57 PM

Any love for the SPA mirror?

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:31 PM

The view is amazing with these. Seem decently built. about 100$

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:04 AM

The Pegasus ones aren't bad looking. And really, as long as they don't shake or fall it will be a massive improvement to my effectively nonexistent mirrors now. Those other ones, I'm not too sure.

 

Also, although I think my doors have already been drilled for my current mirrors, I'd prefer not to have to modify them anymore for them. Does anyone have the flush mounts? Do they require anything crazy?


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:02 AM

The problem is that the stock holes aren't a good location to mount mirrors. they are too far back on the door. That's why i went with the mirrors I have because they were offset forward enough to use them.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:06 AM

I have a set of the flush mounts ( MSA I believe ) that fit in the corners. The only extra mounting points are two rivets if remember correctly. There in a box and never been mounted. ^^^^

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:45 AM

I had the same problem with my "racing style" mirrors. I JB welded them. No one could re adjust them. I'm probably going to do with fender mirrors on my new s30


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:51 PM

The flush mount mirrors work well and look good. I used them for several years before switching to JDM wing mirrors.

 

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:59 AM

The flush mount mirrors work well and look good. I used them for several years before switching to JDM wing mirrors.

 

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Do you have to chop up/drill anything on the body/door?


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:18 AM

Do you have to chop up/drill anything on the body/door?


There's a plate that gets riveted to the window frame and screwed to the chrome strip along the top of the door. The mirror gets attached to that plate. So, you have to drill three holes in the window frame and two holes in the chrome strip. No holes in the sheet metal of the door though.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 05:32 AM

That's not too bad... Think I might order those.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 05:53 AM

The bullet type mirrors looks good on them, they were very popular back in the day .I have them on my Z, visibility is a tad off. Look at the flag type ones that were use on the British Z, they are still available in MG and classic Mini catalogs. FWIW.


The bullet type mirrors looks good on them, they were very popular back in the day .I have them on my Z, visibility is a tad off. Look at the flag type ones that were use on the British Z, they are still available in MG and classic Mini catalogs. FWIW.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:37 PM

I've had a set of those on my car for about 18 years now.  They are a mid/late 80's Sentra mirror with the special metal plate.  I put together a dog and the part number for the mirrors long ago. Still think I have it out in the garage somewhere because i saw it a couple months ago.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

I have Vitaloni Californias with the convex lenses. While these look close to the original 280 mirrors, they have about the same size small lens as the 280 mirror did. The convex helps widen out the view some, but it's still small compared to mirrors on modern cars. That's where the problem lies. For a mirror to fit the car proportionally, it will have a small lens. The ones with a larger lens that have a good field of view don't fit the looks of the car. So basically your choice is a good looking mirror with a not very good view or a goofy looking mirror with a good view.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:11 PM

ARE YOU SAYING MY MIRRORS LOOK GOOFY

 

 

to each his own-lol


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:13 PM

There is also the baby Vitaloni's that might not be too GOOFY for some


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:44 PM

I have the Vitaloni Baby Tornado's. Wish they still made the regular size. Bought from Pegasus.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:16 AM

The view is amazing with these. Seem decently built. about 100$


Was looking at these but wasn't a fan of the dual arms on them.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:18 AM

I have a set of the flush mounts ( MSA I believe ) that fit in the corners. The only extra mounting points are two rivets if remember correctly. There in a box and never been mounted. ^^^^

I have this style but they are Nissan OEM. Much better quality. They have 4 rivet points on each mirror. Going to install in next couple of weeks. I like the way they look and good visibility.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:56 AM

I have these Holden Falcon mirrors that I bought from Rare Spares in Australia. They are a solid metal body and seem quite durable. I have not installed as I decided to go with another style instead. 

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