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Old 01-27-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Need convex mirror source

I use McKesh mirrors on one late-model tow vehicle, and to my surprise, have found their convex mirrors to be extremely helpful in keeping an eye on what is around me.

The stick-on convex mirrors on my '84 Suburban's OEM mirrors pale in comparison to McKesh's bolt-on version in that the stick-on's take up mirror space that would be better served in helping me back into a camping spot without twisting in the driver's seat to see well.

The images below portray my Suburban's OEM mirrors. Does anyone know where I can purchase convex mirrors for this style of mirror which will clamp-on to the existing mirrors' framework? The McKesh mirrors will not work without major modification.

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Old 01-27-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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Tom,

I got a set of these for my F-250.

http://www.qwks.com/xcart/catalog/CB...r_Set-p-3.html

They are Ford centric but may give you something to start with. The mirrors are identical to the onese on my McKesh mirrors. You might also want to see if McKesh will sell you just the convex mirrors and create your own mounting hardware.

Good luck,

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Old 01-27-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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Tom, I purchased a 4 inch diameter convex mirror from NAPA, complete with mounting bracket, for $7. IIRC, it was a NAPA brand item. Nick.
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those mirrors are the schizzle.....i'm gettin' some!

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Old 01-27-2006, 06:31 PM   #5
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those mirrors are the schizzle.....i'm gettin' some!

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Check the Truck Stops near you. Some of them have a pretty good selection of aftermarket gadgets. All-tho they are a little pricey. Then there's always J.C. Whitney.
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How about these?

http://www.powervisionmirrors.com/pa...rts_models.php
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Better late than never

I finally located convex mirrors suitable for my OEM mirrors at Wire Connections. Auto-Truck-Industrial Wires, Terminals, Connectors, Fuses, Lights. 317-738-2451.

Using their online, .pdf catalog, I was able to identify my OEM mirrors as being made by Signal-Stat, and found a suitable bolt-on convex mirror. Later, while talking to 'Cindy' on the phone, I was advised that the Signal-Stat convex mirrors I had picked out would take 6 to 8 eight weeks to arrive as they were currently backordered. Remembering that I started this mirror search (and this thread) a year & a half ago, the wait did not seem unreasonable to me. I gave her my credit card number and hung up.

Apparently the wait seemed unreasonable to Cindy, as she called me up ten or fifteen minutes later to tell me she had located very similar stainless convex mirrors from another supplier who had them in stock. And they were less expensive.

I highly recommend wireconnections.com for customer service.

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Karma to ya! Those are exactly what I have been looking for. Just ordered them. Thanks!
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..Those are exactly what I have been looking for. Just ordered them. Thanks!
yep scott,

the c betr's are awesome!

here is a pictorial thread on installation.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...uty-21799.html

feel free to add 2 it...

reflected images are cool!

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and tomw has really improved his view with those new mirrors!
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Thanks for the install instructions/cautions. It appears that current c-betr mirrors now come with stainless...
"Comes with 2 mirrors, 2 C-Betr brackets, all stainless hardware, and installation instructions."

Thanks again for the link. Particularly liked the photos of the actual mirrors.
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We'll have had the C-Betr mirrors for 5 years in the next month or so. I can't imagine driving the Super-Duty without them.
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