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Door mirror change on my HiJet

Post by Lab_Rat835 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:47 pm

my original plan for today was jack van and up give it a good going over as i only got it last night but the great british weather put a stop to that so a couple beers later i remembered about some bullet mirrors i got for my mk1 escort years ago and they been sat in box since so i dug them out and had a play


this is original mirror, i dont think its stardard but its awfull makes he look like dumbo


a bit of 5mm plate mirrors were attached too


bullet mirror held in place


i think they should look sweetson gonna tweek plate and get them fitted tomoz, pics will follow
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:31 pm

Bet swaping those dumbo ear for the bullets might give you another 5mph top speed!

You wanna sort that rust on the aerial mount asap as they get worse and worse there, then the water tends to run down the inside and rot the floor out.
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:44 pm

thanks for heads up about aerial, as said before not had chance to really look as it been raining all day, previous owner sprayed it about 5 days agoso who knows what he wastrying to cover up
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Post by PFM on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:11 pm

First mirror deffo not original - bullets might look good but I love the amount of vision the (relatively) large genuine mirrors give.

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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:19 pm

They will be all right to apply your lipstick and powder your face but that's about
it. Sell them on eBay and buy the proper ones with the money.lol! 

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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:22 pm



the mirrors that were on it are convex or concave or sme bollocks and cant see diddly from bo, i can actually see not necessarily more but defo better with bullet mirrors and that was just with my missus holding them there
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:23 pm

woody wrote:They will be all right to apply your lipstick and powder your face but that's about
it. Sell them on eBay and buy the proper ones with the money.lol! 
the slap is already on before i leave the house lol
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:38 pm

Well at least she has her uses then.Very Happy And welcome to The Forum. Hope you have a sense of humour---- you are certainly going to need it on here.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:41 pm

Wait till woody gets back to trying to post pictures, that's always good for a laugh.
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:48 pm

i am a mechanic, i have a twisted sense of humour, well i think you kinda have to drive a HiJet lol
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:59 pm

That won't win you any Brownie points on here. Hi-Jet mania will.!!!

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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:03 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Wait till woody gets back to trying to post pictures, that's always good for a laugh.
I given that up till next lent HJ. My blood pressure is bad enough now with out getting wound up about this crap photo system.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Bad workmen are never to blame hey!
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:00 pm

the picture loading on this site is definitly a ball ache, i nearly threw laptop at wall when i posted my first thread lol
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 pm

Thank you for that. It is a standing joke on here my inability to download
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Re: Door mirror change on my HiJet

Post by Lab_Rat835 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:03 am

the user name came to me about 10years ago when i signed up to another forum, it just popped in my head and it stuck lmao
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Re: Door mirror change on my HiJet

Post by Lab_Rat835 on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:33 am

ok went out this moring and had a potter about and mocked the mirror up, what you guys think any suggests or comments welcome

i started out marking the baking plate


Drilled and then counter sink



then bolted it all up and fitted to van





as said above it is only mocked up and i will extend plate clean it all up and paint it but wanted to see what it was like before i went too far with it,

also i know i didnt have to but i thought i would show a little of the process as well and if there is enough interest ill do a full step by step how too:alien: 
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Post by Mini-deli on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:57 am

Not a bad idea! - Not too shabby looking either.... Smile
If they give a reasonable rear view all good. They look quite cool.

I was thinking of using other than standard myself - second hand ones are going up in price and rare as hens teeth, plus new ones are about £115.....each!

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Post by eddie0303 on Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:49 pm

Hope your not offended ,but not the ideal mirror of choice IMHO , and it looks a bit out of place on the mounting , I am sure there are other options from the scrap yards or I would keep it original . Sorry

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:51 pm

New ones are about £25 each
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Re: Door mirror change on my HiJet

Post by Lab_Rat835 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:31 am

eddie0303 wrote:Hope your not offended ,but not the ideal mirror of choice IMHO , and it looks a bit out of place on the mounting , I am sure there are other options from the scrap yards or I would keep it original . Sorry

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no offensive taken mate thats why i asked, the mirrors on the van where off a tractor or something and could see nothing at all, i not planning on spending any money on the van just yet and these mirrors i had lying about, i do agree with you the mirrors do look a bit out of place on the brackets but not really much a can do about it because of the mounting holes, ill keep playing with it see what i can come up with cheers for your thoughts

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