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Topic: power side mirrors
Posted By: kychevyguy
Subject: power side mirrors
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 1:32PM
My 76 Ranchero has the remote control dual sport mirrors on it. The one on the passenger side flops around like it is a beauty queen in a parade just waving to everyone in sight. The divers side is only marginally better. I guess I have gotten spoiled with the electric mirrors in my daily and that got me to thinking. Why can't ours be retro fitted with the small motors in the newer electric mirrors? I understand that the housing on the sport mirrors are small, so the donor would have to come from a car with small mirrors also. 

Am I the only one that has thought about this?

JT, USAF Ret./Architect
1971 Ford F100 "Lizzy"
1976 Ranchero GT "Ricky Bobby"
1984 Chevy Silverado "Sylvia"
2015 Volvo XC60 R-Design "Sven"

Posted By: 72 RS 351
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 3:01PM
I wish there was a good option, I have thought about it before too. The old mirrors are tiny compared to most later models that have power controls.

My wish was to find a later power mirror that was similar in shape to the sport mirrors, but larger of course. I haven't seen anything which looked promising.

73 Ranchero "Sport 72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 7000+ rpm 351-4V &4R70W
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V &4R70W for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE GTC, OBDII 347/4R70W

Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 12-September-2022 at 5:31PM
The plate that holds the ball to the mirror housing itself can be tweaked to stiffen it up. I haven't done it in years. I used folded up match books folded and jammed in there back in high school. Will the screws come out? I would probably cross my fingers and hope I don't break anything.

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