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Forum Name: 1977-1979 Ford and Mercury
Forum Description: Technical discussion for 1977-1979 Ford and Mercury
URL: https://forum.grantorinosport.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=20463
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Topic: mirror
Posted By: fordpower
Subject: mirror
Date Posted: 11-November-2022 at 2:25AM
has anyone ever tried to fix an adjustable mirror my right one no longer works.



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Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 11-November-2022 at 5:27AM
Is it an cable adjusted mirror or manually adjustable (by hand)?  Is it a sport mirror or chrome mirror?


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: fordpower
Date Posted: 11-November-2022 at 12:52PM
sport cable


Posted By: derth
Date Posted: 11-November-2022 at 3:31PM
I haven't repaired one, but I'm currently trying to. Could have some insight - what's the issue?


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 11-November-2022 at 5:17PM
If you feel increasing resistance in all directions try moving the mirror manually and if the resistance feels the same I would guess the cables are jammed from not being used in a while. If the mirror moves keep an eye on the adjusting knob and see if it moves a bit. Just don't go crazy and snap anything. 
  I have an extra drivers side sport mirror but the knob is broken off and the cables would be way too short.


Posted By: derth
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 2:22AM
To pile onto handsofstone's suggestion, I hosed the interior of the housing out with wd-40. I'm not sure it helped, but mine were completely frozen from disuse and I was able to gradually wiggle them back into service.


Posted By: fordpower
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 3:50AM
Mine were fine.Then one day as I tried to adjust nothing happened.knob moves but the mirror does not. I have a spare just wondering how to exchange inner,s .these things have never stayed in place.


Posted By: Greg73Oregon
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 4:13AM
Mirror parts:  https://www.melvinsclassicfordparts.com/" rel="nofollow - Melvin's Classic Ford Parts | Auto Parts Store | Conyers, GA (melvinsclassicfordparts.com)

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Posted By: spriegel
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 10:45AM

eBay has a mirror here, if this is the same model :

1972 1973 FORD Gran Torino Sport LH Mirror Remote 74EB17K-690MAR Adjustable



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Chris Spriegel
Fairview, PA
'1973 Ford Gran Torino


Posted By: derth
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 12:10PM
I can confirm that the ebay one matches my 1977 sport mirror (same color!) but it's driver's side. I can also confirm that at that price I'll be JB Welding mine back together instead of replacing, jeez.


Posted By: spriegel
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 12:52PM
Smile

Haha I didn’t set the price.  

JB Weld works great for a lot of fixes!

Chris



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Chris Spriegel
Fairview, PA
'1973 Ford Gran Torino


Posted By: hogfiddles
Date Posted: 12-November-2022 at 2:01PM
The base doesn’t look right to me.  You sure that’s got a torino?  Just cuz the title says it is, doesn’t mean it is.......

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1973 Gran Torino Sport - Q code “Q-Clone” project-on-hold
1972 Gran Torino Sport - Q code new project
1972 Gran Torino - parts
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Posted By: fordpower
Date Posted: 13-November-2022 at 5:30AM
I have a full set but would have to paint.Would rather exchange the guts if possible.


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 14-November-2022 at 9:54PM
 they weren't meant to be taken apart, it can be done but its a pain! to swap the guts you'd have to remove the 3 cables from the controller end as they need to fit through the hole in the mirror base then be reassembled. i did mike's mirrors but i wouldn't wish that on even my worst enemyConfused

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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: fordpower
Date Posted: 15-November-2022 at 9:22AM
Oh well its winter so I will wait till spring.



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