Started by 76eldo, January 28, 2020, 09:08:20 PM
Quote from: wrench on January 30, 2020, 04:42:22 PMOk, I checked out both cars â€˜69 and â€˜70.They both have totally different pedigrees.â€˜69 has one set screw on the forward end of the base. I was able to loosen it and remove the mirror pretty easily. The base gasket is made of a thin flat piece of black plastic, it seems to me to be something like Delrin.The â€˜70 has two set screws on the base, one forward and one aft going through the top of the base. I made a feeble attempt to loosen the set screws and as I tell newbie mechanics â€˜You have to know when to stopâ€™ as the most important skill of being a mechanic.So, the â€˜70 mirror removal would involve some penetrating oil and if that didnâ€™t work (it wonâ€™t) an ez out, and if that didnâ€™t work, would involve drilling out the set screw.I can describe the base gasket as the same as the â€˜69. It is a thin black flexible plastic gasket.It follows the outline of the base with a very small overlap. There is no â€˜cupâ€™ which is what I was thinking. That it would be a harder plastic that â€˜cuppedâ€™ the base.It does not.So unless someone else has a better description, 3D additive manufacturing would not be indicated.Simply identifying a suitable flat, black plastic material and tracing the outline of the base and allowing a slight overlap would duplicate the base gasket.I would look for plastic shim stock. If you can find Delrin, that would be my recommendation.I can pull the â€˜69 shim relatively easily and send it over. The issue is that if your hole pattern is different it may not work other than the overall pattern and thickness.
Quote from: 76eldo on February 01, 2020, 12:15:37 PMThank you Jim. I donâ€™t want anyone to go to the trouble of removing a mirror to do me a favor. I was hoping someone might have the mounting gasket laying around. I think Iâ€™ll make a pattern and take the Deville gasket as an example. Hopefully it can be made.
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