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mn1500
01-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Does anyone know if the 2R5 series 1/2 ton trucks came with rear view mirrors in the cabs? if so anyone have a picture? Also have about a good used one for sale or a vendor that sells a good reproduction?
Thanks,

2R5
01-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Yes they had rearview mirrors but was not a standard thing . They are a very hard option to find. I have one on my 52 truck and can take a picture of it if no one else shows one.

4961Studebaker
01-19-2014, 11:57 PM
The Stude item number for that mirror is, this mounts right on the windshield divider strip. item #276536X1


I searched the Truck Talk site and it appears the photo links of my mirror are gone (thread is there w/o pics)

I'll check my archives, 2R5 may beat me to posting.
As stated, they are hard to find, don't be suprised to see a price of 100 for one.
I've seen a few trucks take the later style "stem" mirror designed for use with the One piece windhield and mount/screw it into the headliner area.

As far as I know NO reproductions are/have being/been made.

2R5
01-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Here ya go .

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/Rmirror_zps13aacbbf.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/2R5/media/Rmirror_zps13aacbbf.jpg.html)

rodnutrandy
01-20-2014, 08:32 AM
3156631567If you want original ,good luck hunting , if you just want to see ,get one for a early 50s Chevy truck , About $35 , mounts the same , and is stainless steel

mn1500
01-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Thanks guys that is exactly what I wanted to see and know

brian6373
01-20-2014, 09:54 AM
31572 In the cab installed.

2R5
01-20-2014, 01:38 PM
31572 In the cab installed.

Interesting mirror but I don't think that is a stock R series factory mirror.....still neat though !

mn1500
01-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the picture

rkapteyn
01-13-2015, 03:14 PM
I did not see this thread before.
I have a mirror exactly like the one in post #4 with the bracket
Make me an offer before I put it on Ebay.
It is N.O.S in the box.
Robert Kapteyn.
studebaker@mac.com
http://www.studebakerstore.com/Studebakerstore.com/Welcome.html

2R5
01-13-2015, 03:33 PM
Email sent

rowan
01-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Bob - you wouldn't have an NOS mirror for an M5 would you?

rkapteyn
01-31-2015, 07:34 AM
Bob - you wouldn't have an NOS mirror for an M5 would you?
Sorrry about the late reply.
Is the mirror shown in post#4 for a M5.
If not , does anyone have a picture of the inside rear view mirror from a M5.

rowan
01-31-2015, 08:03 AM
Post 4 is for a 2R and has the same mount as an M5 and fits but the mirror is not the same. The mirror shape in posts 7 and 8 are for an M5 - more oval than for the 2R.

jclary
01-31-2015, 08:48 AM
You know...we have a rule, in judging, that non-stock items added to our vehicles for safety are not to be points deductions. Surely, in the way aftermarket turn signals, and safety belts...rear view mirrors, interior and exterior, should be viewed the same. My position is that disc brake conversions and safe modern wiring should also be encouraged by excluding them from judging deductions. In fact, original cloth wiring (not the reproduction with modern looking cloth cover) should be a point deduction.

Of course, now that I'm older (and mellowed out a bit), I wouldn't care if judging at our events were eliminated. Although, it has been promoted as the highlight of our meets throughout the years...the subjectivity, arguments, hurt feelings, and strained friendships, have lingered long after the silly trinket trophy has tarnished and been shoved under a bed or the back corner of a closet. I would love to see us place our emphasis on the pure fun of "arriving" at meets, renewing friendships and making new friends...followed up by, a big "sigh of relief," as you safely roll back into your own driveway.

We have another topic regarding "rare as hens teeth" parts. Good original truck interior "rear-view" mirrors was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that thread.

rockinhawk
01-31-2015, 09:18 AM
You know...we have a rule, in judging, that non-stock items added to our vehicles for safety are not to be points deductions. Surely, in the way aftermarket turn signals, and safety belts...rear view mirrors, interior and exterior, should be viewed the same. My position is that disc brake conversions and safe modern wiring should also be encouraged by excluding them from judging deductions. In fact, original cloth wiring (not the reproduction with modern looking cloth cover) should be a point deduction.

Of course, now that I'm older (and mellowed out a bit), I wouldn't care if judging at our events were eliminated. Although, it has been promoted as the highlight of our meets throughout the years...the subjectivity, arguments, hurt feelings, and strained friendships, have lingered long after the silly trinket trophy has tarnished and been shoved under a bed or the back corner of a closet. I would love to see us place our emphasis on the pure fun of "arriving" at meets, renewing friendships and making new friends...followed up by, a big "sigh of relief," as you safely roll back into your own driveway.

We have another topic regarding "rare as hens teeth" parts. Good original truck interior "rear-view" mirrors was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that thread.I'm with you on the judging thing. I seldom enter my cars for judging any more un less it's people's choice. I usually just go for display only.

decappastubbie
02-01-2015, 04:20 PM
If you go to the May 4 2013 Truck Forum page, I posted a photo of the mirror that came with my 57. I don't think it is original, but it looks good and fits well.

RadioRoy
02-01-2015, 08:16 PM
It seems to me that one could make a mirror from a 47-50 car with divided windshield fit.

jclary
02-01-2015, 10:56 PM
It seems to me that one could make a mirror from a 47-50 car with divided windshield fit.

I agree, Roy. All the truck interior mirrors are rare, but I think the car mirrors would work just fine on the two piece windshield trucks. As most, with two piece windshields know, those mirrors can be moved up and down to any retaining screw hole in that center bracket. In my '48 Coupe, mine is fairly centered 'bout half way up.

Starting in '54, the one piece windshields reveal a greater challenge. You can adapt a car mirror for those, but the mounting bracket becomes a problem to overcome. The car mounting brackets use a three point mounting bracket. The windshield garnish molding on trucks has a small two-screw connector to tie them together where a mirror would be attached. For my mirror, I removed that little connector bracket, made another one from aluminum and adapted it to accept a mirror mounting stem. It has served me well for decades. When showing the truck, I never had a judge to question it, or deduct points.

stude dude
08-04-2015, 09:48 PM
We have an N.O.S. mirror in stock, $100 plus postage is anyone is interested.

Chris.
STUDEBAKER of AUSTRALIA