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stude1964
06-08-2015, 09:39 AM
I was relocating the interior rearview mirror on my '64 Avanti as per the dealer service bulletin of Jan. 29, 1964 (F-1964-7 ) and found that someone had put slotted screws and small washers in the arm which holds the mirror to the base. After looking in the parts book it only lists a screw but not the style. I would think an oval head Phillips belongs in both ends of the stem extension. SOOOOO, two questions: anyone have a pic of an original mirror mount or know the correct screws to use? Secondly does anyone know which manufacturer started the practice of gluing the mirror to the windshield?
Thanks
Rob in PA.

StudeRich
06-08-2015, 02:06 PM
I don't know or care who started that first but, Avantis use Ford Parts for the glue-on the Windshield rear view mirror.

stude1964
06-11-2015, 10:37 AM
Thanks StudeRich.
Are you referring to the tab that is glued onto the windshield? I'm actually going to modify a day/nite mirror from a Rambler which used the same mirror as Stude but has a different mounting . It should look OEM Stude when done.
Rob in PA.

53k
06-11-2015, 11:42 AM
I was relocating the interior rearview mirror on my '64 Avanti as per the dealer service bulletin of Jan. 29, 1964 (F-1964-7 ) and found that someone had put slotted screws and small washers in the arm which holds the mirror to the base. After looking in the parts book it only lists a screw but not the style. I would think an oval head Phillips belongs in both ends of the stem extension. SOOOOO, two questions: anyone have a pic of an original mirror mount or know the correct screws to use? Secondly does anyone know which manufacturer started the practice of gluing the mirror to the windshield?
Thanks
Rob in PA.
I thought the correct screws were oval-headed, chromed, phillips-head screws too. Here is what is on my '64 (R-5527). I can't be sure they are original however.
Be VERY careful removing the base from the glass. I have done it a couple times and gotten away with it, but some years ago I needed to have the windshield replaced. I asked the installer if he could move the base up higher per the service bulletin. He heated it, but when he pulled on the stub it brought a chuck of glass with it.

bezhawk
06-11-2015, 11:54 AM
Don't pull on the stub, when heated, TWIST it and that usually works fine. The factory mirror stem was and is utter junk. Use the Mustang one I posted several times.

Hawklover
06-11-2015, 09:43 PM
I used the mirror for a Crown Vic/Grand Marquis..................works and looks beautiful:-)

stude1964
06-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the replies. I did in fact TWIST the mounting tab once heated and it came off without any problem. I glued the tab ( after cleaning ) in the new location. I'm looking to mount the new Rambler/Stude day/nite mirror once I make a small piece to attach it to the stem extension. It should look factory when done-unlike some mirrors being offered out there. I hope to be able to post a pic here when completed. I think the oval Phillips head screws are the way to go for the stem extension. I'll probably go stainless as well. Thanks to all who replied to my thread.
Rob in PA.