Print Page | Close Window

Remote control mirror mounting

Printed From: The Ford Torino Page
Category: General Discussion
Forum Name: Auto Body Forum
Forum Description: Discussion of anything related to body, paint and metal work/restoration
URL: https://forum.grantorinosport.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=20381
Printed Date: 12-April-2024 at 10:07PM
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 12.06 - https://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Remote control mirror mounting
Posted By: 1973gts
Subject: Remote control mirror mounting
Date Posted: 11-September-2022 at 10:49AM
Have a question on how the remote control mirror on a 73 GTS mounts to the door panel.  I think I am missing a backing plate/retainer piece.  All I have is the control and the bezel that screws onto it on the interior side of the panel but nothing to secure it on the back side of the panel when I screw the bezel on.  Would like to know what I am missing and what it looks like so I can start going through my miscellaneous leftover pieces.  thanks. -  dave

-------------
Dave - 1973 GTS N code



Replies:
Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 11-September-2022 at 2:44PM
Dave I don't remember off the top of my head if there is anything else behind the panel. Mayne CJ will know. You have Sport panels? If so I may have to pull my drivers door panel soon, and if I do I will let you know unless someone else answers you first.

-------------
Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: 1973gts
Date Posted: 11-September-2022 at 3:18PM
Vince, I do have sport panels.  I found a couple of pictures on ebay, one shows a nylon looking washer and  the other one shows a metal washer that sits on the backside.  It makes sense but when I got the mirror out of the baggie it was in there wasn't a washer.  Like you said I'll wait and see if anyone has the answer but I'll probably play with it tomorrow and see what I can come up with.  thanks - dave

-------------
Dave - 1973 GTS N code


Posted By: Compton
Date Posted: 11-September-2022 at 7:16PM
It’s the metal one…the tag sits in the notch in the back of the panel…



Posted By: 1973gts
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 1:12AM
That I don't have, have to see if I can come up with a substitute.  Thanks for the pic.

-------------
Dave - 1973 GTS N code


Posted By: Compton
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 7:40AM
They make repops…think macs and autokrafters do them…they’re always listed on eBay too


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 8:12AM
 sorry, late to the party... yes its a thin sheet metal type washer. they get lost easilyConfused 

-------------
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 1973gts
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 10:47AM
All set, found one on ebay vintage auto literature, thanks to everyone

-------------
Dave - 1973 GTS N code


Posted By: 1973gts
Date Posted: 13-September-2022 at 10:59AM
Just a little follow-up on this, while I was looking for some self tapping bolts for mounting my back seat I was going through a box I have with a lot of the old bolts and nuts from the car when it was torn apart, I came across the "missing" washer.  Of course this was after I had already ordered a new one.  Pretty typical for me.....

-------------
Dave - 1973 GTS N code


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 13-September-2022 at 5:22PM
save it!  they get lost all the time... someone will need itWink

-------------
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.06 - https://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2023 Web Wiz Ltd. - https://www.webwiz.net