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Offline wideboots

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Re: Mirror installation problem
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2006, 06:29:00 AM »
Again, this site is a life saver.  Thanks to everyone for your input and help.  Think I have it now.

Nice truck "VileZambonie" and those are the correct mirrors.  


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Re: Mirror installation problem
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2006, 07:15:00 AM »
You can reach up there and use fender washers and nuts too. I would sugest getting the factory inner brackets they make a much sturdier mirror. I can't remember off the top of my head what they are called but are a type of sqaush nut. They are made from rubber and have a brass nut formed right into them. When you tighten the bolt down it draws the nut up intothe rubber, hench spreading it out in the hole. I like these better becuase they don't rust, they seal the hole better, and a year or two down the road they come undone unlike the metal ones which sometimes spin in the door.

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Offline 123 pugsy

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Re: Mirror installation problem
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2006, 03:43:00 PM »
I've had the rubber/brass ones split the rubber from the constant opening and closing of the doors.Also,I have not seen any aftermarket mirrors like these fit without a gap at the center on both sides.I was lucky and got one OEM with my truck and it fit like a glove.The other side, I picked from 2 aftermarket mirrors.One had a big gap,the other not so bad.

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Re: Mirror installation problem
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2006, 07:09:00 AM »
Have never had the spliting problem myself, but that dosn't mean it don't happen.

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