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Old 10-31-2011, 06:13 PM   #561
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Here is my bigger issue...
When I bolt the mirror tight against the skin, the top leans in...


To get the mirror in a good position, I will need to make a spacer plate about 5/8" or 3/4"...
More like this, where I wedged a marker pen to setup the gap:


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Old 10-31-2011, 06:19 PM   #562
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Agreed Mike, I think they look great, and the Vista is SO much better!

The further out I push the mirrors, particularly the passenger side with the Awning leg, the better.

I am thinking that I might make a foot extension/spacer that is 1" at the bottom and 1 3/4" at the top...
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:26 PM   #563
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The mirror base does not swivel to the mounting bracket?
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:31 PM   #564
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The feet on this model is a fixed/solid casting all the way to the mirror head.
I looked at drilling the mirror head, but the foot/arm would still look wrong... I am fussy about making it look right!
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:36 PM   #565
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Steve, honestly when I've driven my beast, I almost wished for mirrors that were even more forward than what I have now. A 90 degree turn of my head to look at the passenger mirror is kinda freaky. Guess more time behind the wheel will make me feel better. At some point, those HUGE mirrors that stick out in front of the windshield, are attached at the roof of those monster motor homes is what I'd kinda like to make the change to.
As far as your holes that 'may' be left, how about a couple of rivets? No one will know except for those here in the Forum.....
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:25 PM   #566
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I've got the same Velvacs on my moho, and am similarly annoyed by that leaning effect. But they are at least a 1000% better looking than the contraptions that you've got. There's got to be a better solution to the directional flashers than those big rectangular lights. I'll be watching to see what you come up with. I'm thinking of mounting lights within the "gill" vents above the front wheels.

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Mine swivel, but "blind spots" are there, take it or leave it. My technique,like most over the road drivers, is a "excerise" of leaning back and forth and up and down to get the mirror in proper perspective when passing.. The dreaded "blind spot" will never end.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:20 PM   #568
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As I said, the Drivers side mirror being forward, when viewed from the driving seat is NOT a problem.
My Design background wont allow me to tolerate them sitting out of wack!
People have no idea how much time and effort goes into getting Mirrors leve on production vehicles!
I will need to make a "Leveling Spacer", for both sides, so I guess if I have to do it, pushing the mirrors outboard as much as possible makes sense.

What do you peeps think about painting them??
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Steve,
I suffer from hose reel envy...mine still work but the hose needs replaced. The PO wound it on so tight it flattened the hose and water only dribbles out. It looks like if I remove the cover box on the outlet side of the water reel, I should be able to get at the hose fitting. Correct?

Just happy that my original power mirrors still work, but I know it's only a matter of time until I follow you down the Velvac trail.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:36 AM   #570
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Lucky you have power mirrors!
I HATED those horrible fixed mirrors... I never seemed to be able to see properly with them!

Hose reel...
I THINK maybe you could do it without removing the whole reel, but it will depend on how tight the connector is and what tools you have to hand. My guess is you could get it by cutting off the old hose, and using a deep socket... but getting the new hose in and tightening the knurled nut... maybe impossible.

This is a view from the end that is against the Electrical reel... You will be reaching in from the left side to try to loosen the brass hose end through the gap in the inner ring... if that makes sense!

For the record... the threaded hole in the ceter of the reel is where the drain plug goes... you cannot use it unless you remove the reel from the M/H!


Here is a "Before pic" for you to see what you will be up against...



If all else fails, you will have to drop the undertray(7 x 9/16 headed bolts),4 inside the compartment and 3 along the back edge close to the gas tank.
Then 2 x 9/16 bolts holding the reel in place... It not difficult but they might be rusty, and the reel is heavy, so watch out when it comes loose, cos you are under it!
I kinda held it up with my knee, and loosened the bolts... You could put a rope around it and up thru the floor?
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Steve, where are you purchasing your Captain Lee's Rust Away?
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As I said, the Drivers side mirror being forward, when viewed from the driving seat is NOT a problem.
My Design background wont allow me to tolerate them sitting out of wack!
People have no idea how much time and effort goes into getting Mirrors leve on production vehicles!
I will need to make a "Leveling Spacer", for both sides, so I guess if I have to do it, pushing the mirrors outboard as much as possible makes sense.

What do you peeps think about painting them??
Key,

On the subject of painting the mirrors, you might want to check out a product called "Mirrachrome". With a price tag of $80.00 for a 4 ounce bottle, it must be pretty good stuff. ..... Right????

I'm thinking that this could be Myrtle lynn's secret weapon.

Alsa Corp | Mirrachrome Product Info
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #573
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Dean,
This is the Distributor, so talk to them, they may have a dealer close to you...
Halon Marketing Home

Stream,
Seen and used it... great stuff, but VERY fussy to use, and get right...
I am thinking a simple metalic silver will do!
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:57 PM   #574
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A "Today I did..." Update..
Transmission is in and running...
Jeeps seemed to be running a little warmer than I felt was right...
So drained and flushed the Radiator and block... and put a 180deg thermostat in too...
Tires were getting tired too, and had some sun aging, so had a dig around in my storage unit....
Before...


After...


Front is sitting a little high from lifting it up... it settled to a nice stance..
8x18 Wheels with 265/60 18s..
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