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NEK64

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Swan neck mirror...

Post by NEK64 on Tue 17 Jun - 19:22

I have swan neck mirror mounts with 5" convex mirrors....they are impossible to see whats behind you. Peterson makes a 4 1/2 X 8 1/2 (flat) mirror with an offset pivot...has anyone used this particular setup? I like the looks of the swan necks and want to use them.
Thanks!
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Vanish
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Post by Vanish on Tue 17 Jun - 19:38

Love the Look of the swan neck Mirrors .... But cant stand using them !!!!!!!!!!!! Like to see what you come up with !!!!

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NEK64

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Post by NEK64 on Tue 17 Jun - 19:52

I believe the part # is PMC609....looks nice...not too big but big enough.
Guess I might just order them...@ $11.95 ea. its cheap enough.
I'll let you know.
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NEK64

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Post by NEK64 on Wed 18 Jun - 6:58

Found them at Vehicle Safety Supply for $9.61 each...although shipping was $12.49 !
Hope they cure the problem !
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savage

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Post by savage on Wed 18 Jun - 9:29

NEK64 ,My 65 that I put BB in has sawn with the square heads. Not sure size (I can check if you want)or who makes them[. It came with spot mirror stuck on pass side
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NEK64

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Re: Swan neck mirror...

Post by NEK64 on Wed 18 Jun - 18:04

How's the visibility Savage?
What I like about the 609 is the pivot is offset...so theres more glass above the bottom of the window.
But, I'll let you know how well they work after I get them.
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ditdater

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love mine

Post by ditdater on Wed 18 Jun - 18:41

not sure where the head came from , but only took me about a week to get used to them , love em
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Re: Swan neck mirror...

Post by m1dadio on Wed 18 Jun - 22:06

the vis is a little better but still can't see &#!T


you have to modify the right sige attachment to get it to angle pout enough.
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vanner68

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Re: Swan neck mirror...

Post by vanner68 on Thu 19 Jun - 0:30

I have motorcycle mirrors and can see everything I need to see just fine.

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Post by Vanish on Thu 19 Jun - 0:34

vanner68 wrote:I have motorcycle mirrors and can see everything I need to see just fine.

You Know that set up Looks like it would work better than swan Neck Mounts .. Your Mirrors are further Out away from the Body !!!!!! Very Creative !!!!!!!!!

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Post by vanner68 on Thu 19 Jun - 0:42

It was a happy accident. I had lower mounts for the west coast mirrors, the Ford lo mount mirrors I was running were broken and fugly, and all I had laying around was the Honda mirrors. It was going to be temporary, but I like them so they'll stay for a while. The secret to visibility is definitely the height of the mirror.
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Post by vanner68 on Thu 19 Jun - 1:07

Wow! Custom!

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donivan65
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Post by donivan65 on Thu 19 Jun - 2:20

I had to drive the Blue No Door, so I made me mirrors that actually worked.....
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Re: Swan neck mirror...

Post by vanner68 on Thu 19 Jun - 9:22

Necessity is the mother of invention...
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Post by m1dadio on Fri 20 Jun - 0:49

LOL!! thats a hoot Don!

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Re: Swan neck mirror...

Post by donivan65 on Fri 20 Jun - 3:11

it is what it is,,,,,,,I put my mirror on the van if I drive it,,,,,,those Swan mirrors are for LOOKING AT,,,,not for LOOKING IN.....
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Post by vanner68 on Fri 20 Jun - 8:26

Uni-Strut, the electrician's answer to duct tape.
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oldgoalie

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Post by oldgoalie on Fri 20 Jun - 11:34

So I have an idea. This is a pic of my bus I had in high school (1976). Check out the mirrors they use. The mount is the hinge pin. The are about 8mm in dia. I think this might work on my handivan. The mounts are about $10 plus the mirror. Picking up a door today to get a window regulator out of it. Thought I would practice on the extra hinge. They make kinda the same thing for bugs also but with smaller mirrors. I will let you know how it goes.

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diamond dave

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Re: Swan neck mirror...

Post by diamond dave on Thu 26 Jun - 0:15

I love small peep mirrors, and dislike the looks of my westies. but I love my visibility with them. I guess i'm just getting too old, and am going for practicality and safety.
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Post by donivan65 on Thu 26 Jun - 0:43

.....the reason swan mirrors are so rare is that people threw them away the 1st time they drove their van......
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Post by Joe Van on Thu 26 Jun - 0:52

Great idea mounted on the Top Hinge.!!!.. I like the Look of the Swan Neck Mirrors also but unless you have side window's there is a ton of blind spots.. I had them on mine...I will Stick with the West Coast Mirrors..JMO...Very Happy....


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Post by Van crazy on Thu 26 Jun - 8:57

Oldgoalie I bet you wish you still had that van thats pretty cool looking vw......
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Post by oldgoalie on Thu 26 Jun - 22:24

Van crazy wrote: Oldgoalie I bet you wish you still had that van thats pretty cool looking vw......

That one and many more from the last 38 years. Can still remember BTO blasting out of the busses 8 track.... in stereo!!!! ....Okay now I am feeling old. Wondering how many people on here remember BTO
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Post by Vanish on Thu 26 Jun - 22:28

oldgoalie wrote:
Van crazy wrote: Oldgoalie I bet you wish you still had that van thats pretty cool looking vw......

That one and many more from the last 38 years. Can still remember BTO blasting out of the busses 8 track.... in stereo!!!! ....Okay now I am feeling old. Wondering how many people on here remember BTO

I Do !!!!!!!!!!!



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