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  • Droopy mirrors and mystery air

    Miss Rose (1963 Lark Regal) has developed a case droopy mirrors over 47 years of use.

    The passenger side mirror falls out of position after hitting a couple bumps - it feels like it should hold when you position it, but it doesn't last long.

    The rear view mirror has a "loose" feeling when you adjust it. Drops out of position whenever a butterfly flaps its wings. You set it, shift the car into gear and tilts.

    The drivers side mirror gets knocked out of position if you try and use the vent wing window.

    Also, when I open the manual vents, where should that air be flowing from?

    Is there any way tighten these? Or do they need replaced?

    Thanks much for your consideration


    Stu K

    '63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

  • #2
    Stude International has some really nice replacement mirror heads.

    Mark Anderson
    Member SDC and FMCA
    Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry


    • #3
      I can't quite remember right now, but I believe in the base of the interior rear view mirror, there is a plate that clamps down and gives tension to the ball joint; on the "pillar" itself. If I am thinking of a stude mirror, you can tighten that down more, and it should give you more stability for the mirror.

      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.

      '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.

      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
      1914 Ford Model T