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52-fan
05-26-2018, 07:33 PM
I have seen a post about this in the past, but can't find it. Where is a good place to find a mirror similar to the one in the picture? I plan to drive my 52 and want a bit larger mirrors than stock, but not huge ones. I have seen some rectangular ones that look like they would work well, but I can't find them.

StudeNewby
05-26-2018, 08:08 PM
SI has them, and some other vendors may carry them as well. I'll be switching to that original style on my Champ.

52-fan
05-26-2018, 09:08 PM
I did not realize the one in the picture was an original type. The old thread I can't find was talking about a mirror that was rectangular and the person swapped his round ones back on for judging. The idea was that he could see better when on the highway.

StudeNewby
05-26-2018, 10:04 PM
I'm away from home right now and can't reference my SI catalog, but I THINK the rectangular as shown in your pic is an original Studebaker style.

StudeRich
05-27-2018, 12:16 AM
Certainly the Bracket and Arm are Original Studebaker, and the Head looks like a New S.I. sourced, OEM '57-'64? reproduction replacement from a Studebaker Vendor.

A '54 or '55 like that would have had a Round Mirror Head.

52-fan
05-27-2018, 08:00 AM
I have the arms with the small round mirrors. I am looking for a bigger mirror head for on the road use.

LarkTruck
05-27-2018, 08:29 AM
I have the arms with the small round mirrors. I am looking for a bigger mirror head for on the road use.

Part #'s 800365 & 800365X page 51 of the Studebaker International Catalog.
JS

52-fan
05-27-2018, 11:43 AM
Part #'s 800365 & 800365X page 51 of the Studebaker International Catalog.
JS

Yep, found them page 41 in the on-line catalog. How do those work compared to the round ones?

62champ
05-27-2018, 12:01 PM
How do those work compared to the round ones?

Surface area is not much larger than the round ones, so difference is pretty minimal. Now and then I will see example of these rectagular ones that are mounted on my Champ. They work well and are not obnoxiously large.

https://i.imgur.com/ymAogbc.jpg

LarkTruck
05-27-2018, 12:07 PM
Yep, found them page 41 in the on-line catalog. How do those work compared to the round ones?

They mount the same. I would imagine they only WORK as good as your brain and eyesight allow them too. :woot:
JS

52-fan
05-27-2018, 03:06 PM
Surface area is not much larger than the round ones, so difference is pretty minimal. Now and then I will see example of these rectagular ones that are mounted on my Champ. They work well and are not obnoxiously large.

https://i.imgur.com/ymAogbc.jpg

I may go with something like that. I have gotten very accustomed to the mirrors on my later pickup. I see LMC has some 5x7 early 50s Chevy mirrors that might work.

Skip Lackie
05-27-2018, 03:49 PM
Larger aftermarket truck mirrors for 60s trucks come up on ebay all the time -- various brands.

GrumpyOne
05-27-2018, 04:02 PM
My first Champ pickup, a '64 T-6 was equipped with the rare west coast mirrors. I've never have seen them offered anywhere although the were one of the options that Studebaker offered and are shown in the truck body manuals...

52-fan
05-28-2018, 08:55 AM
Larger aftermarket truck mirrors for 60s trucks come up on ebay all the time -- various brands.

I just thought I might get some recommendations from those who have experience. eBay is so cluttered with junk now, I hardly ever look at it. Size and quality are also hard to judge from pictures.

LarkTruck
05-28-2018, 09:43 AM
My first Champ pickup, a '64 T-6 was equipped with the rare west coast mirrors. I've never have seen them offered anywhere although the were one of the options that Studebaker offered and are shown in the truck body manuals...

Not to send this too far off topic, but I know a Lady in Joyzee who has a 64 Champ with the factory west coast mirrors. With any luck her Hubby who is a regular here might post a picture of it.
JS

jts359
05-28-2018, 06:14 PM
Here is the wifes truck with the west coast mirrors , Ed72802