PDA

View Full Version : Chrome Mirrors



Jimmie
10-16-2011, 10:55 PM
I need outside mirrors for my 1950 Champiom. The last time I checked, they were $75 each in the Studebaker International Catalogue. Can someone suggest a place with good quality mirrors for less money?
Thank you to anyone who can help me.
Jim

(S)
10-17-2011, 01:20 AM
http://spareparts.150m.com/Studebaker/window-regulators.html

StudeRich
10-17-2011, 01:35 AM
Try these Jimmie, these are the very best quality and price I have ever seen, the only issue may be the mid to late 1950's style, since you have a '50. These are exact copies of a 1957 Chevy./GM factory mirror that works well on many cars.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649&item=160541878080&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&vxp=mtr

Dads Baby
10-17-2011, 11:16 AM
I have 2 AC-2340 mirrors that are about 99% new! I know these are for 53-55, but if you can use them...how about $100 and shipping? Let's talk.

bjackameit
11-03-2011, 01:48 PM
Has anyone purchased the Strato-Vue 1962-1966 Lark type (also used on Hawks and Avantis) reproduction mirrors from Studebaker International? At $75 each I would hope they are top quality but I have heard they are hard to adjust and may not hold their adjustment. Any happy (or unhappy) purchasers out there? Also, is the right side that SI lists correct with the convex glass or would both have been the same back in 1964 with standard mirror glass? (I want to put these on a 1964 Wagonaire -- only have left side currently but would add to right side mirror after painting.)

StudeDave57
11-03-2011, 02:30 PM
Has anyone purchased the Strato-Vue 1962-1966 Lark type (also used on Hawks and Avantis) reproduction mirrors from Studebaker International? At $75 each I would hope they are top quality but I have heard they are hard to adjust and may not hold their adjustment. Any happy (or unhappy) purchasers out there?
I have had one of these mirrors on my '65 Cruiser since her last repaint. That was 8+ years ago. It started pitting in about two years, and some of the chrome started to discolor after about the third year. Keep in mind that my car is a driver, and that most of those years I was stationed in San Diego- so the car did get a bit of exposure to moisture and salt air.

On the 'plus' side~ I have never had any issues with adjustment... :rolleyes: :p

ivorydan
11-03-2011, 02:37 PM
Bill, I bought a right side curved mirror Strato-Vue for my 64 Hawk from SI. Place your order this afternoon. They're fine quality mirrors. They didn't use curved mirrors on the right side back then, in fact most cars didn't even have right side mirrors, but they'll improve your vision somewhat. Just remember you can't mount them on the right in exactly the same location as on the left. You need to sit in the driver's seat, have an assistant holding the mirror and moving it until you see the best. Its not like modern right side mirrors that actually are built with different mounting angles, but they'll allow you to back out of the garage without scraping up the side of the car. Dan

bjackameit
11-03-2011, 03:25 PM
Bill, I bought a right side curved mirror Strato-Vue for my 64 Hawk from SI. Place your order this afternoon. They're fine quality mirrors. They didn't use curved mirrors on the right side back then, in fact most cars didn't even have right side mirrors, but they'll improve your vision somewhat. Just remember you can't mount them on the right in exactly the same location as on the left. You need to sit in the driver's seat, have an assistant holding the mirror and moving it until you see the best. Its not like modern right side mirrors that actually are built with different mounting angles, but they'll allow you to back out of the garage without scraping up the side of the car. Dan

Thanks for the great input. Glad to hear about the quality. I want the right side mirror mainly for appearence not function so I will likely order a "standard" one for both sides and locate the right side same as on the left side understanding that it (the right side) may not be functional in that location (which is in a good location for function on the driver side). Since the car is being painted soon my intention is to predrill the holes on the right side to match the existing holes on the left side before painting so that the holes are there already rather than drilling after painting -- my original Stato-Vue will serve as a template. Bill J.

2moredoors
11-03-2011, 03:33 PM
I purchased a pair for my '66 Cruiser. They are good quality and adjust very well if positioned properly. Unfortunately for me my body shop placed them before I had a chance to check them out and the right side does not quite align with passing traffic. My fault. What was not my fault was when I ordered them from SI you could have the right side provided with a different image than the left and they shipped them out the same. Ed, said I could have sent it back but, too late it was installed and the right side now is mostly for show. I still have no problem with quality or the ability to adjust.